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.
Scouting Ireland enables young people to build the skills they need to maximise life's opportunities.
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.
I love going away with my friends on annual camp
My favourite thing about Scouts is how friendly everyone is and you can come down every week and it’s just so fun
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 love Scouts because I love camping and making memories with my friends
My favourite thing about Scouts is having a lot of friends
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
We are dedicated to the saftey of our volunteers & members so that everyone can enjoy themselves as safely as possible.
What will you child get from participating in scouting Irelands activities all around the country and abroad?