Scouting Ireland is one of the largest national youth organisations in Ireland, dedicated to the development of life skills for young people. Since 1908, young people in Ireland have been involved in the Scouting movement. Today, our Scout Groups involve over 35,000 young people and 12,000 volunteers across Ireland.
Scouting Ireland aims to nurture the personal development and non-formal education of young people through the Scout Method, which is an approach unique to Scouting throughout the world.
Increased confidence, positivity, maturity and patience
Teamwork, leadership, time management, independence, responsibility, respect and teaching
Increased friendships, improved sociability and people skills
First aid, cooking, navigation, budgeting, problem-solving, critical thinking
Research carried out by Scouting Ireland with its Youth Members in 2015.
My favourite thing about Scouting has to be the people involved in Scouting and the friends I have made along the way. I’ve been in Scouts for 17 years, started in Beavers and worked my way up to Rovers, the friends you make are friends for life”
I’ve always enjoyed the fact that Scouting has given people like me the opportunity to grow, to go to different places, to learn, and find a group of people they can enjoy themselves with