About Scouting Ireland
Scouting Ireland is a voluntary, uniformed, non-formal educational movement for young people. It is independent, non-political, open to all without distinction of origin, race, creed or gender.
Scouting is open to all young people between the ages of 6 and 25 who are supported in their challenges of personal progression and development by volunteer adult leadership.
Scouting Ireland currently has 51,000 members with 38,500 youth members between the age of 6 – 25 years old and 12,500 adult volunteers.
We achieve this aim through a commitment to a set of beliefs, values and principles as enshrined in the Scout Promise and Law. We provide active and creative programmes through which young people acquire skills and knowledge which contribute to their personal development through the process of the Scout Method.
The Scout Programme is mainly conducted in the outdoors by Scout Groups who are located throughout Ireland. Scouting Ireland primarily operates at a community level and it is in these Scout Groups that the Youth Programme is implemented. Scout Counties & Provinces exist to provide support to these Groups and these are supported by the National Structure that provides professional resources, guidelines, training and assistance in developing Scouting and making it available to more young people.