Scouts

“Weekly meetings;  hikes and outdoor activities; weekends away; badgework. and of course – camping. All part of traditional club scouting at St Marys College”

WHO WE ARE

FrScoutThe St Mary’s Scout Unit is one of the oldest scout units in Ireland.  It was set up in 1941 and has been actively providing Scouting to the boys of the College ever since.  We have 3 programme section; Club Scouts for boys in 4th and 5th classes; Scouts for boys in 6th class and 4th Year and Venturers for boys in 5th and 6th Years.  All our Leaders are past members of the Unit and most are past pupils.  In fact, it was two past pupils, Father Tom and Ernest Farrell who founded the Catholic Boys Scouts of Ireland in 1927, a fact we are all very proud of.

As a member of the Scout Unit your son will experience traditional Scouting.

This is a tradition of working in small group (sixes/patrols/crews) of working in the out of doors of advancement through Badgework schemes; and of developing self discipline such as wearing full and correct uniform.

THE CLUB SCOUT PACK

Our Scout Year commences in September and finishes in June.  The Pack meets each Sunday evening in the Scout Den Kenilworth Square.  Pack meetings consist of Games, Group Activities and Badgework.  In place of one meeting each month, the Pack go Hiking or take part in some outdoor activity  In addition to the meetings and activities, the Pack will go on a number of Weekend Activities throughout the year.  The year finishes with an Annual Camp at which all Clubs are expected to participate.  We hold regular Parents Meetings and all the Leaders are always available to talk with you.

HOW TO JOIN

If your son in interested please contact.

Gavin Fogarty – 087 8333953 or Daniel Carville – 087 6847802