The Sionnach Adventure is an opportunity to backpack in some of Ireland’s mountains and islands. Sionnach also offers you an opportunity to develop your navigation, lightweight backpacking, personal development and teamwork skills in wild countryside, and most of all to have fun.

So you want to join in?

Patrols of about 4 Scouts in the 13 to 16 age range, accompanied by a leader. Open to patrols who have: Basic experience in hill walking. All the required equipment. Who are reasonably physically fit. Who can persuade a Leader to join them! The cost of each Sionnach Adventure includes the information booklet and administration costs of the adventure but not transport to and from the event. Each Sionnach Adventure is limited to 20 patrols (a patrol being four Scouts and one adult Leader) so it is necessary to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Guide to Sionnachs.

Haven’t been on a Sionnach before or in a while. Not sure what to equipment to bring or the best food to take? Can’t quite remember what happens on the Saturday? This guide aimed at both leaders and scouts will help you to answer all of those quetions!

Click here for a PDF of our Guide to Sionnachs.

What to Bring.

Click here for a PDF of suggested equipment.

Need to Prepare?

Here is a three week plan that you can use to help prepare for a Sionnach.