venture scouts


Tri-Zone is very much for Venture Scouts who love their outdoor pursuits. It is a 2 day adventure race that includes rafting, biking and hiking. Venture Scouts take part in teams of two. Some teams are most certainly in it to win it while other teams are happy just to complete the course.

The event begins on Saturday morning in Lough Dan Scout Centre. Here the teams construct rafts and complete a timed navigation course around the lake. After this they take a short break before taking part in a timed cycle from Lough Dan via Enniskerry to Glendale Lodge in Glencree. Along the way the teams stop off at Sugar Loaf Mountain for a quick dash to and from the summit. A well deserved break is taken on Saturday evening and the Venture Scouts are treated to a BBQ at Glendale Lodge. On Sunday morning the teams break camp early and then complete the final section of the race, a timed hillwalk from Glendale to Larch Hill over the peaks of Price William’s Seat, Knocknagun, and Glendoo Mountain. The teams get the chance to relax and recharge a bit before a closing ceremony takes place where the winners are announced.

Tri-Zone is an event that grows in popularity each year and is now a firm favourite with those looking to put a bit of adventure into their Venture Scouting!