Welcome to the new and improved web site of the 9th/10th Dublin Aughrim Street Scouts!
Please take a look around our pages and let us know what you think.
We will be using our new site as well as our Facebook page to keep you up date with all the news and events of the Group.
If you are part of the group, you can register with our site, which will give you access to photos and e-mails about up coming events. You can create your account here.
'The best thing we did was swim in the rain. I wasn't even sure we were allowed to, but it was brilliant! I mean we were wet anyway, so I guess it didn't matter too much about the weather.'
Beaver Scouts are the youngest section of the Scouting family. Their activities are based around making things, outdoor activities, singing, playing games, going out on visits, investigating nature, listening to stories, learning how to be safe and most importantly, making new friends.
Children join a Beaver Scout Colony for many reasons. It might be they have heard great things from their friends about all the things your Colony gets up to every week. Perhaps parents or carers are keen for them to join. Whatever their reasons, whether or not they stay will be down to you and your team, and the weekly programme you provide.
The Beaver section is for our youngest members, 6 and 7 year olds. We meet on Wednesday evenings from 18.30 to 19.30. Our Scouter team is made up of Collette Ryan, Kevin Nolan, Mairead Kinane, Margaret McGarry and Leonie Brennan, but most importantly, our mascot is Buddy the Beaver
‘The best part of Scouting is definitely the camps. I love every activity we do apart from swimming. They told us the pool was 24 degrees centigrade. -24 more like!’
Brief History of Cub Scouts
Scouting is one of the great success stories of the last 100 years. From an experimental camp for 20 boys on Brownsea island in 1907, it has spread to 216 countries and territories, with an estimated 28 million members.
Cubs is the second section of the Scouting movement, originally started in 1916 for younger brothers who wanted a 'look-in'. In nearly a century, the section has constantly evolved and adapted its programme and methods to meet the changing needs of each generation of young people, and these days admits girls as well as boys.
Our Cub Scout Pack
The Viking Cub Pack was the first Pack to be founded in the Group. We meet on Monday nights from 7.00pm to 8.30pm.
The dream team of Ray, Paul, Paddy, Stephen and Michaela try to keep control of a wild bunch of 20 highly strung 9-11 year old boys & girls, in the Cobra, Bull, Shark & Leopard sixes!
Activities range from the extremes of hiking, camping and outdoor crack the code treasure hunts to the other extreme of Ship Sea Shore.
The gang are busy trying to earn Lands of Adventure Stickers, Special Interest Badges and Adventure Skills badges.
For up and coming events and information on recruitment please click below.
'Scouting has given me a fantastic opportunity to do lots of activities and things that people who are not in Scouts don’t get to do. It’s about having fun with good friends. I’ve just been selected to go the 2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan and that’s going to be awesome.’
Meeting on Tuesday nights from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Kiernan, Ben, Steven and Aine bring their own unique brand of Scouting to 18 eager Scouts. Their current programme makes great use of the tremendous facilities offered by the Scout Den; our state of the art, multi-staged climbing wall, complete with overhang; climbing frame; volley ball court; and outdoor abseiling wall. We also make great use of Glendale Lodge as a hike/weekend basecamp.
Recent Troop highlights included a silver award in the 2012 All-Ireland Scoutcraft Competition - Phoenix Challenge, 2012 Annual Camp to Kandersteg, Switzerland, and three Scouts completing the 2013 Art O'Neill Challenge.
The Troop is actively recruiting new members (especially girls!) between the ages of 12 and 13 years olf age. Call in on a Tuesday night and give it a go! Forthcomign events include - annual Whit Camp, and and Summer Camp to Kent, England in July.
'To anyone who hasn’t tried Scouting before, I’d say come on up and have a go! I think that most people don’t really know that Scouting is about activities, friendship and meeting people from other countries. I’ve been in the Movement since I was a Beaver and I still love it!'
Venturers are the fourth section of the Scouting movement. Right from the time of Baden-Powell, there have been arrangements for young people who wanted to continue after their time in the Scout Section, and in 1967, Venture Scouts were formed from the existing Senior Scout and Rover Scout Sections.