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Melleray Weekend a big hit

November 26th, 2013

The dust has just settled on another fantastically fun filled weekend for the No Name Club in Mount Melleray, County Waterford.

Over 300 hosts and hostesses from seven different No Name Club’s gathered in Melleray Scout Centre on Friday night, our biggest ever attendance at the event.

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Over 300 host and hostesses gathered in the Scout Centre on Friday night

Addressing the hosts and hostesses on arrival was No Name Club CEO John Donovan, who laid down some ground rules but also encouraged everyone to make the most of the weekend by “catching up with old friends and making the effort to make new ones”.

The first activity of the weekend was a treasure hunt. This gave the people a chance to split up into groups and meet new people from other clubs. The clues for the treasure were located on a number of adult volunteers hidden throughout the scout centre.

The rest of the Friday night was left open to the imagination of the host and hostesses, some explored the Scout Centre while others sat around chatting and making friends. It was -5 outside but thanks to a recent renovation of the Scout Centre there was plenty of warmth inside.

Adult volunteers being briefed before going into hiding for the treasure hunt

Adult volunteers being briefed before going into hiding for the treasure hunt

 

Saturday kicked off with a Zumba class following breakfast. Three Zumba classes took place during the day and proved very popular with both girls and boys. Classes took place both indoors and outdoors. Others went on a hike through the scenic surroundings of Mount Melleray.

Hostesses pictured with Zumba instructor before an outdoor session

Host and Hostesses pictured with Zumba instructor before an outdoor session

Zumba classes

Zumba classes

 

A team from Ardmore Adventure Centre put on a range of outdoor activities including archery and team building exercises after lunch and for the first time in a few years the rain held off, giving the hosts and hostesses the chance to build and light a bonfire later for later that night.

Kilkenny No Name Club Host and Hostesses helping to build the bonfire

Hosts and Hostesses helping to build the bonfire

A band session in the main hall on Saturday evening.

A band session in the main hall on Saturday evening.

Saturday night saw everyone scrub up for a disco followed by the lighting of the bonfire at the back of the scout centre. Earlier in the evening bands made up of hosts and hostesses kept people entertained with a musical session.

By the time Sunday morning rolled around it was clear that the previous two late nights had taken their toll. Everyone pitched in to clean the Scout Centre before departing home around lunchtime for some much needed sleep. On the basis of this weekend, it’s no wonder there’s always such demand for spaces in Melleray.