Scouting Ireland

A new Scouting Ireland Sea Scout group will be opening in Moville
in early September and Kevin Ferguson the Development Officer
for the area is delighted that the first ever Sea Scout Group in
the region is about to launch.

“Scouting Ireland is a fantastic organisation that helps young
people both boys and girls, not only enjoy the scouting
experience, but to have fun, meet new friends, learn new skills,
achieve goals, develop their potential and enjoy the great
outdoors”, explained Kevin

“A Scout Group can have up to five sections, Beaver Scouts:
6-8years, Cubs Scouts: 9-11years, Scouts: 12-15years, Venture
Scouts: 15-18years and Rover Scouts: 18-26years, so there is
plenty of scope for young people to get involved”.

Cub Scout and Scout

Initially the new Group will be opening with Cub Scout
(9-11year olds) and Scout (12-15year olds) sections, and a
registration evening for children, both boys and girls,
interested in joining the Group will be held in St. Eugene’s
Hall on Friday 5th September at 7.00pm were everyone will
be welcome.

The new Group already have a number of local volunteers trained
to begin operating, but are also keen to get more adults involved.
If there are adults in the local community who would be willing to
give 2-3 hours per week voluntarily, but who feel that they may
not possess the skills to help, that’s no problem. Any adult over
the age of 18, who would like to give it a go, would be given all the
training and help that they would need to volunteer in a section.
“The beauty about Scouting is that because of the differing age
ranges, a volunteer can join and help out in an age range section
that they feel they would enjoy working with” Kevin stated. “Even
if you feel you would not have the energy to help run a section,
there may be skills you possess that could help, for example
people who have committee or administration skills are also
valuable to the successful running of a Scout Group. It is more
important to have an interest in helping young people, than being
able to tie a knot”, Kevin concluded.

If you cannot get along to the registration evening you can
contact (Billy Kelly 086 268 6601 or Mairead White 086 8365199 ) who will take your details.