Scouting Good News

Scouting Ireland has put together this Scouting Good News page to highlight the good deeds and impact scout groups are having on their communities and around the world. Do you have a story we missed? Send it to us at goodnews@scouts.ie and we’d be delighted to include it.

Taskforce Report October 21st 2020

"...to serve my community, to help other people..." Click Here for the Taskforce Report October 2020

First Aid Skills

Georgia Grant from St. Paul’s Scout Group put her scouting skills to good use recently by helping a man who had collapsed in Waterford. Click HERE for more information

Renmore Scout Den - Aladdin's Cave

Renmore Scout Group in Galway are giving exercise equipment and music instruments a new lease of life. Click HERE for the good news story from RTÉ.

CRiTiCALL Louth

St Patrick's Scout Group in Louth will be working in partnership with Louth Volunteer Centre to support CRiTiCALL Louth. The aim of CRiTiCALL in Louth is to support women and children in the area by facilitating the donation of critical goods to those that need it most. Click Here for more on this story. 

Lens Lockdown Challenge

The northern province ran the Lens Lockdown Challenge 2020 for the month of June where members could submit photos of their lockdown experience. Click HERE to read the full article.  

Campfire Cake

Check out the awesome Campfire Cake that Conor, a cub scout in 1st Dublin Fairview recently made for a section challenge. Click HERE.

Cubs Making Scrubs

A cub scout with 27th Belfast scout group decided she wanted to get involved when her nanny was making masks and bags for NI Scrubs. Check out the full story HERE.

Aoife's Clowns

Two Malahide Cub Scouts took on a sponsored 42km cycle recently in aid of Aoife's Clown Doctors. Click HERE to read the article.

Hike for Hope - Stories

More than €40,000 has been raised to support the vital services of Pieta House, Preventing Suicide and Self Harm 

Check out the links below for just a glimpse of some of the people who took part and some of the fun that was had. Donations can still be made HERE  

Kilmore Scouts in Wexford Hike for Hope

Check out the video from Kilmore Scouts Hike for Hope. Click HERE

Virtual hiking challenge launched to raise funds for Pieta House

Scouting Ireland volunteers have launched Hike for Hope, a virtual challenge taking place 8th - 10th of May to help raise €10,000. Click HERE to read the article in the Galway Daily.

Maynooth Scouts Malin Head to Mizen Head Hike for Pieta House

Starting at sunrise on the 9th May, Maynooth Scout Group & Friends will take a virtual hike from one end of the country to the other, collectively walking the distance from Malin Head to Mizen Head - a mere 547 kilometres over 12 hours! Click HERE for more information

Hike for Hope launched by Scouting Ireland Volunteers to raise much needed funding for Pieta House

Check out the article in the Longford Leader HERE

3 Rock Scout County Cup

The Scouts in 3 Rock Scout County recently took part in a Virtual County Cup Competition. Click HERE to read about it and click HERE for photos from the virtual event.

Bremore Scouts Marathon in May

89th Bremore Scout Group is Running a "Marathon in May" to keep active and to raise funds for the Balbriggan Cancer Support Group who have been a great support to us since we started. You can find out more information HERE

Northern Province - NI Scrubs

Scouting Ireland is working with NI Scrubs, coordinating donations, deliveries and collections all over the province. Check out the amazing work that has been completed so far in this initiative by clicking HERE

Cub Scout - Act of Kindness

Listen - 10-year-old Tipperary Cub Scout talks to Tipp FM about his random act of kindness for elderly woman. Click HERE to warm your heart.

Thimble Brigade

10th Dublin Kilternan Scout Leaders and Youth Members are proudly supporting a national sewing initiative to produce, collect and deliver protective face masks for care providers who need them most. To support click HERE.

Sea Scouts Lend a Hand

The young members of Malahide Sea Scouts are playing their own role in the battle against COVID-19. Click HERE to read more at Fingal Independent.

Carrigaline Community Spirit

Carrigaline praised for its 'outstanding' community spirit during coronavirus pandemic. Click HERE to read all about it on thecork.ie. 

Easter Eggs Donation

Kildare town Scouts took on the role of the Easter bunny, delivering Easter wishes and plenty of chocolate eggs to local nursing homes and children in hospital. Click HERE to check out the article in the Kildare Nationalist

Helping Make Face Shields

Scouts from Douglas and St Finbarrs in Cork have been helping to make Face Shields for front line workers. Click HERE to check out the post on Facebook

Belfast Scouts Donating Radio Transceiver

The 11th Belfast Scouts have been busy collecting radio transceivers to donate to Hospitals so they can be used on the wards. You can check out their progress on their Twitter Page. Click HERE