Galway Scout County


Welcome to the website of Galway County Scouts.

Galway is a busy county with 22 active scouting groups scattered from Gort to Letterfrack and Kinvara to Portumna!

We cater for thousands of youth members and take them on multiple adventures during the year, always keeping to our scouting ethos.

For over a hundred years Scouting has encouraged the qualities of responsibility, duty to community and duty to oneself.  We encourage our members to learn skills that will help them throughout their lives and also inspire them to reach further, climb higher and take on that next challenge.

Scouting Ireland is the National Body to which each and every scout group belongs.  The country is divided into Provinces and then Counties and we have a County Commissioner who oversee's the smooth running of activites in Co Galway.

Regular meetings and joint event planning between the groups in the county let our members reach out and excel in social situations, gaining confidence not only in the physical skills they learn.

We encourage an environment of discovery, whether about the world around us, the people around us, ourselves and others around the world through intercultural activities.

We have six main focus points - the SPICES which stand for Social, Physical, Intellectual, Community, Environment and Spiritual.  All our activities try to ensure that at least one of those focus points is highlighted - often there is a combination.

 Is there a Scout group in your area? If not, why not start a new
group...please contact our County Commissioner Chris Roche on 083/ 1203767 or at the email below.
Galway Scout County offer a number of supports to new and existing groups and are always keen to welcome new members to our family.


Contact Us

County Commissioner:

County Chairperson and Training Co-ordinator:

 Tommy Flaherty, Ballybane Resource Centre, Ballybane, Co Galway. 

Galway Scout County has a an active County Team who are ready to assist adult and youth members alike.

Galway County Team with Chief Scout Christy McCann at our AGM on 26/11/2015

 The county website can be contacted at

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