Scouting Ireland is located in the Priorswood Community Center. The Aim of Scouting Ireland is to encourage the physical, intellectual, character, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people so that they may achieve their full potential and, as responsible citizens, to improve society.
Getting youngsters involved in outdoor adventures and challenges helps them to achieve these aims and have fun. While enjoying themselves outdoors they will make strong friendships, volunteer in their community, learn adventure skills, travel, become leaders and team-members, and appreciate the importance of our outdoor environment.
Friendships and memories made in Scouts can last a lifetime.
Skills like leading a group, teamwork, planning, project management, dealing with difficulties & weather, packing, budgeting, first aid, cooking, navigation, building structures, volunteerism, and making a shelter will always be useful and underpin future careers and life choices.Scouting is a non-formal educational experience that is firmly rooted in the experiential educational model. What does this mean?
Formal education is highly structured and is provided in the primary, secondary and college education system that we are all familiar with.
Non-formal education is learning through fun, adventure, discovery for ourselves, interaction & experience. The word non-formal is not to be confused with informal!
Scouting Ireland have always been very inclusive of all age groups working with children as young as 6Years old right up into adult hood.