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
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.
Beavers & Cubs - Tidy Your Room Toy Donation
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.
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