Galway Scout County

Oct 3, 2016
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This year 17th Galway Gort Scouts have enabled 25 adult and youth members of Scouting Ireland to be awarded a Remote Emergency Care Certificate.

During our training and from other literature it became obvious that one of the most vital pieces of eqipment that each group should consider having is an AED (defibrillator).

After approaching both Gort and District Lions Club, who gave us €1000 of which €500 was towards a defibrialator, Gort Credit Union has most generously matched that €500 to enable us to purchase the item.

Sep 22, 2016
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Are you a current member of Scouting Ireland aged 18-26 ?  

Have you recently moved to Galway for work or study ? 

Would you like to get involved with Galway County Scouting as a Rover ?

If you are a member of Scouting Ireland aged between 18 and 26 (or would like to join), you can take part in Rover activities! 

You do not need to be specifically registered as a Rover Scout with Scouting Ireland. 

If you fall in this category, please fill out this form with your details.

The link to the form is here: http://bit.ly/2cxmvd7

If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an email to roversgalway@gmail.com

Sep 18, 2016
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On Saturday 17th September the Beaver and Cub sections of the 17th Galway Gort Scout Group had a joint event in Coole park with backwoods skills and general woodcraft work.

After a successful application for assistance from Gort Lyons Club we were honoured to be presented with a cheque for €1000.

€500 towards an AED and €500 towards the purchase of much needed eqipment for our youth members.

We ended our day on a high with the presentation of Beaver CSA awards to two now new cubs, a Stage 7 Emergency Badge for our Cub Section Leader and service awards for eligible scouters.

It was certainly a day to remember.

 

Gort and District Lions, From Left to Right, Julia Qualter - Treasuer, Tony Hannon - President, and Bridie Willers - Secretary presented a cheque for €1000 to 17th Galway Gort Scout Group Leader Veronica Stone.

Gort Scouts would like to take this chance to say a huge thank you to Gort Lions for their support.

Sep 18, 2016
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Yet again Galway Rovers have worked hard in order to collect nearly a thousand sleeping bags left behind at Electric Picnic.

 

 

Sep 8, 2016
Category: General
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In Ireland 2% of youths suffer from an undetected heart condition that may cause Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), which strikes with no warning and no pattern. There’s little time to react and even less time to think as SCA can happen to anyone, at anytime, regardless of age, gender or fitness. That’s why 5,000 people in Ireland die each year due to SCA.

 

Sep 2, 2016
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14th Galway, St Patrick’s Scout Group Secure Gold Standard and Fifth Place at the National Camp Craft Challenge in Waterford.

 

 

Aug 4, 2016
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Another good news story in The Irish Examiner today. Showing how valuable and skilled our youth members are.

Well done to to Brian and Sean on assisting in the successful rescue of their Scouter Mick McGrath from the Alps last week.

Brian McGrath and Sean Hoban are two great Venture Scouts from Ferrybank in Waterford, having worked with them on a number of occasions since their participation on the Crean Challenge and indeed their victory at The Phoenix Challenge two years ago. It comes as no surprise to me that these two kicked into action and implemented the skills learned both within their group and on The Crean Challenge in order to coordinate the successful rescue of their Scouter Mick McGrath who broke his ankle on the side of the Alps.

Another shinning example of Scouting Ireland's youth members and their amazing capability. Bravo!

Jul 19, 2016
Category: General
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Woodies Wellpark will be working with Galway County Scouts  to help staff out on the second of their annual fundraiser for childrens charities. Staff in each store around the Country are given a target to reach and must come up with their own unique fundraising ideas. ALL monies raised goes to the charity. Each Saturday for four weeks running will see lots going on in the store with staff organising various events to raise funds. Over 250k was raised Countrywide last year, with each store exceeding their target and all the money raised went to the Make a Wish Foundation. This year all funds raised will be split between Make a Wish Foundation, Autism Ireland, The Jack and Jill Foundation and Temple Street Childrens Hospital.

Jul 17, 2016
Category: General
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The Port of Galway Scouts have asked us to celebrate and post:

 

For all of you who support our efforts to bring the spirit of scouting to the youth of Galway thank you.

Jul 17, 2016
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This year the 14th Galway, St Patricks Scout Group took their annual camp to Dingle

More photos of our Thursday and Friday's activities in Dingle!!   Friday was our lazy day, not a scout up before 11ish!!! Sleep was needed after a great campfire the night before! Scouts went rock climbing, did the touristy thing and had a surprise of a deep fried battered mars bar!!

Jun 20, 2016
Category: General
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In the year that we celebrate 100 years of cub scouting in Ireland and 40 years of beaver scouting we are very proud to announce that the number of members of Scouting Ireland has passed the half million mark for the first time!

To see a message from our Chief Scout announcing this milestone please see below.

Jun 3, 2016
Category: General
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Conducted by the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI), the Tellus survey collects geophysical and geochemical data on rocks, soil and water across Ireland. 

 

The latest geophysical phase of the survey involves an aircraft flying at a low height over counties Galway, southern Mayo and neighbouring parts of Roscommon, Offaly, Clare and Tipperary. The plane will be in the air from early June 2016 and will fly during summer and autumn 2016 (weather permitting).  The Tellus website – www.tellus.ie – is updated weekly with the planned flight
schedule.

The aircraft will fly at a low level of 60 metres over rural areas (approximately eight times the height of a standard two storey house), rising to 240 metres over urban areas. The sound of the plane is similar to that of a passing lorry; however it may startle sensitive livestock such as horses, pedigree cattle, sheep-in-lamb and poultry flocks.

 

The latest geochemical element of the survey is also live in the West of Ireland and involves ground sampling teams collecting soil and stream samples across counties Mayo, west Galway and north Clare. The ground teams will be sampling into the autumn months of 2016.  Samplers – who work in pairs and carry identification - will collect two small bags of soil samples and small bottles of stream water from each location they visit. This may include your land and your cooperation would be appreciated.

 

As it is vital to raise public awareness of the project, particularly amongst farmers, animal and land owners - the Tellus team is delivering an ongoing communications campaign across the region. If you have any  concerns about the survey, particularly if you own sensitive livestock, or if you are interested in finding out more about the project,  you can contact the Tellus Freephone information line on 1800 303 516

 

May 13, 2016
Category: General
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After last year's successful collection of hundreds of abandoned (and donated) sleeping bags from festivals for distribution via COPE to the homeless of Galway City NUIG Rovers have again banded together to set up a collection from students heading home of all those unwanted items that usually find themselves abadoned in their acommocation and ultimately thrown out.

The collection will run till the 20th May and was highlighted in the Galway City Tribune

Apr 2, 2016
Category: General
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The 17th Galway Gort Scout Group were honoured to be the first Scout Group in Co Galway to go through the Quality Scouting Experience.

At its core, QSE is a way for groups to identify what they do that works and perhaps more importantly, what they currently do that doesn’t work (or might benefit from some improvements).

Mar 31, 2016
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On Easter Monday 1916, 15,000km away from Dublin another momentous historical event was getting under way – as an Irish-British team led by Kildare-born Ernest Shackleton, and including Tom Crean, began what’s now considered one of the greatest small boat journeys of all time

IRELAND HAS BEEN marking 100 years since the Easter Rising.

The first shots of the conflict rang out at around 1.15pm on Easter Monday 1916, less than an hour after the tricolour was raised at the Henry Street corner of the GPO.

On the same day, some 15,000km to the south, another momentous historical event was getting under way – as an Irish-British team led by Kildare-born Ernest Shackleton began what’s now considered one of the greatest small boat journeys of all time.

Mar 22, 2016
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Groups from all over County Galway took part in the 2016 St Patricks Day parades in local towns across the county.

The atmosphere is there for all to see in the pictures submitted for our viewing!

You can expect to see more of those distinctive uniforms as we head into our most active time of the year with camping and competitions run around the county.

For more information about a scout group near you please check out the list of groups in on the website or contact the Councty Commission or Chairperson, details on our home page.

Mar 16, 2016
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Scouting groups around the county are dusting off their tents and practicing for their summer camps and challenge events.  A few brave souls have already taken the camping plunge and spent time under canvass despite the weather!

Dec 8, 2015
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Galway County Scouts are honoured to be part of this years Peace Light of Bethlehem.

We encourage everyone to come and share in this wonderful experience and take it back to your homes, nursing homes, churches and community halls to encourage this Christmas the Peace and Joy that this season should bring us.

Dec 7, 2015
Category: General
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The weekend of 4th - 6th December saw 28 people from around the country spending a stormy weekend in Esker Monestery completing the formal part of their scouting educations..

Nov 17, 2015
Category: General
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The MPSE Fellowship (Most Primitive Scouting Experience) are running one of their wonderful weekends for Scouters in Galway.

Click below for details - for anyone wishing to upskill this is a must attend event!

Nov 8, 2015
Category: General
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Galway County Management Team have been working with youth members to put together a plan to help fund Challenge events for Scouts, Venture and Rover Scouts.

 

Oct 27, 2015
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Planning Our Year - The County Works Together

Sep 21, 2015
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NUIG Rovers continue to work towards a better community and society for us all in line with their scouting promise and oath.

Through their efforts they have made a huge difference to homeless people in Galway.

 

 

Rover Scouts seek out Justice for all

They strive to make the World a better place.

 

Friendly and Kind,

Honest to Trust,

Respectful and Brave,

Loyal and Just

Aug 30, 2015
Category: General
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Two Gold Standard Winners from County Galway at the 2015 Phoenix Challenge

Aug 29, 2015
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Scouting Timeline for August

Aug 29, 2015
Category: General
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Paperwork looms and youth members old and new are eagerly awaiting that message to met....

Aug 10, 2015
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Green Dragon leaves Galway after members of the Galway Sea Scouts help prepare her for her journey



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