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14th Galway, St. Patrick's Scout Group


At a Glance

  • Start Date:07/02/2017
  • Closing date:07/02/2018
  • Post Updated:07/02/2017
  • Min Hours:2-4 hours, plus events and training
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:Willing to go on overnight training, make a commitment to the group


Scouting consists of weekly meetings interacting with young people in various age categories as follows: Beavers (6-8), Cubs (9-11), Scouts (12-15), Ventures (15-18) and Rovers (18-26). 

As a leader in one of these sections you will be involved in providing program for the youth members. Predominantly your focus is on enabling the youth members to teach and learn from each other through the scout method. The scout method is based on small groups working together to problem solve and explore the world.

The program covers topic's such as Camping, Hillwalking, Pioneering, Backwoods (survival skills), Emergencies (first aid), Paddling, Sailing and Air activities. (full training is provided in detail to all our volunteers.

While interacting with young people and helping them learn is essential, as a scouter you will have the opportunities to learn a huge range of new skills and try things you may never have had the opportunity to try as a young person. Now you can!

Our team of volunteers are predominantly college students who have been in scouts previously and decided to pass on their experiences to a new generation. Come on down and give it a try, you'll have a blast and meet loads of new people from all over the county.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Participate in weekly meetings (can be flexible)

Teach young people new skills

Attend training weekend

Participate in planning meetings

Support activities of the youth members through encouragement 

Participate in activies, such as camping, hillwalking or water activities

Skills required for this role:

No specific skills are required for the role, only the willingness to learn and have fun.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Wednesday meetings for 1.5 hours ( Beavers and cubs) (evening) Friday meetings for 2 hours (scouts and ventures) Whenever you feel like it (Rovers) Occasional weekend trips (flexible, not essential)

Minimum time commitment per week:
3 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Application form Garda vetting form Induction course Weekend training course.


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Cathal Ó Murchú

Address: 14th Galway, St. Patrick's Scout Group, C/O 5 The Rise, Knocknacarra, Galway


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