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The next deadline for nominations for Adult Leader awards is 31st March.

For more details about the awards, please CLICK HERE.
The National Youth Forum will take place on the 14th of March and will be held online. Current County Youth Representatives can attend. We can allow 6 Youth Representatives per section from each county - i.e6 Scouts, 6 Venture Scouts and 6 Rover Scouts. Bookings can be made by County Commissioners or County Programme Coordinators. All participants must have consent from a parent/guardian to attend this online event. 

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1. Sign up to the support mailing list
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4. Join our short zoom session Tuesday 16th at 7pm where the team will explain how to use the resources and answer your questions.

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Read a letter by Daire Hickey, National Youth Representative - Venture Section. They reflect on their experience of the National Youth Assembly Online.
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Gone Home Former Chief Scout Eoghan Lavelle.

It is with great sadness that Scouting Ireland has learned of the passing of former Chief Scout Eoghan Lavelle.
In Scouting terms he was probably best known as a Sea Scout and served a number of terms as National Commissioner for Sea Scouts before being elected to Chief Scout (Scout Association of Ireland) where he also served two full terms.
Eoghan started his Scouting Journey in 5th Port of Dublin Sea Scouts Dollymount. Serving as Rover Crew Skipper where they undertook an immensely ambitious task to complete a Hydrographic Survey of the Malahide Estuary. The survey was so meticulously carried out it was adopted by the Admiralty for the Malahide Estuary.
Moving to the Southside of Dublin he was instrumental in the establishment of 8ú Calafort Gasóga Mara Scout Group and, as he was a fluent Irish Speaker and a champion of the language, the Group was established as an Irish speaking Group.
In his time he was Sea Scout Leader and Group Leader before taking up an honorary title as Cox’n.
He was a Trainer particularly of Nautical skills and he served on the European Sea Scout Committee. He was involved in all major Irish Jamborees and numerous national and international events in his Scouting Career.
He was an eminent Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, an extremely competent Yachtsman, an amateur Historian with a memory to rival Google and a humanity that touched all he encountered.
He had a great belief in Young People and was a champion of them and their causes. He once said of his role as Chief Scout, that he was the “Scouts' Shop Steward” and he was there to ensure their voices were heard where they needed to be heard.
On this sad day, that Scouting mourns a great loss our thoughts are with Lilo and the extended Lavelle Family, with whom we had the privilege to share the life of a great man.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a Anam dhílis.

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Register your Scout Group as a member of Scouting Ireland in 3 easy steps:
  1. Each Scout Group must identify a nominated person at a Group Council. The person is generally the Group Leader or Group Council Chair but can be any member of the Group Council. This must be done at a Group Council.
  2. Fill in and return one of the following forms depending on our Scout Groups status: If your Scout Group is an Unincorporated Association you should fill in Form 1 If your Scout Group is a Body Corporate or a Company you should fill in Form 2.
  3. Return completed form to National Office by post (see address below) or email before midnight Friday 26th February 2021.

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