What you can do for your Community - Ideas and Suggestions

In worrying times such as these, scouts can provide leadership and be a positive influence in our communities. This can be achieved even through the smallest gestures and simple ideas at local level. A good start is reminding our members to link in with their elderly relatives or neighbours who may be alone at this worrying time. A kind word at such a time can go a long way.

National Campaign for Local Support

Scouting Ireland is asking all Scout Groups* (Republic of Ireland) to sign up for the: National Campaign of Local Support

In response to the challenges of COVID-19 the Irish Government has set up a Framework for Community Support; The Local Authority Community Support Response to COVID-19

*(Republic of Ireland only - Scouting Ireland are working with the authorities in Northern Ireland to offer our assistance)

Please Click HERE for Further Information

To enter your group's details to offer your assistance with the Covid-19 response in communities across Ireland please Click Here

Local Initiatives

We want to know what you are doing during this time to do your best; in your family, to serve your community and to help others during the global COVID-19 pandemic? We know lots of big and small things are being done in communities all over Ireland already, we want to hear about them!

We also want to know how you have adapted your scout meetings, how you are keeping your groups active and engaged and how you are making things work during Coronavirus.

To make it easy for others to find and share (and copy) all your actions that show our Scout Promise in action we have chosen the hashtag #ScoutsHelpingOut and we encourage you to use it to highlight the things we can all do to help in our communities. We know Scouting can be a leading light during this time, an organisation that can inspire others, so let’s show everyone exactly how we are #ScoutsHelpingOut and don’t forget to wear your neckerchief!

Scouts are brave, Scouts are helpful, and Scouts are kind.

National Initiatives

Beavers & Cubs - Tidy Your Room Toy Donation

Click HERE for a Beaver and Cub resource on helping out at home and donating to a Toy appeal. The Scouter resource for this initiative can be found HERE

Tech2Students Laptop Donation Scheme 

Click HERE to find out how to donate your old Laptops to exam students in need.

Ear Savers Initiative 

Click HERE if you have access to a Laser Cutter to make ‘Ear Savers’ for frontline staff.

Northern Province - NI Scrubs

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

Beavers & Cubs Easter Greetings

Scouting Irelands Task Force has asked that all Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts would make Easter Cards for the residents of their local nursing home. Please CLICK HERE for further information. Important please only circulate the cards by email.

Safety Tips from Volunteer Ireland

Click HERE for guidelines on how to volunteer safely.

Other Ideas

Be on call for the HSE- Click Here

 

Volunteer your time - Click Here

 

Work in a nursing home: Click Here

Hike for Hope in Aid of Pieta House  

Click HERE for more information on Hike for Hope in aid of Pieta House 

Beavers Information Pack- Click HERE

Cubs Information Pack- Click HERE

Scouts Information Pack- Click HERE

Ventures/Rovers Information Pack- Click HERE