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ScoutsIconAges: 12 Р15 (Year 8 РYear 11)su
Times: Thursday (7.30pm Р9.00pm)


‘The aim of Scouting is to contribute to the development of the youth in achieving their full spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, and cultural

‘If you are aged 12 – 15 then you can become a Scout. Welcome to Fun, Friendship and Challenge – with plenty of adventure. You learn by doing, and have a laugh at the same time with your friends.’

The Scout Motto is: Be Prepared! (BP)

The Great Outdoors…

ScoutsAbsailing102Being a Scout you could find yourself Absailing off a giant mountain! (‘Just dont look down!’)

There is something for everyone in 33rd Derry.

And if you want the opportunity to enjoy some excellent adventure, to make some new friends, and have a laugh in the process, then you have come to the right place.

33rd Derry is the place to be for Excitment, Fun, and Action-packed Activities.

You certainly dont want to miss out!

’33rd Derry Ballinascreen Scouts: Broaden your Horizons – the possibilities are endless.’

Summer Camps…

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  • Co. Donegal
  • Bangor
  • Mullingar
  • Achill Island
  • Scotland
  • Co. Fermanagh
  • Port Ballintoy
  • Dublin (Jamboree)
  • Isle of Man

Scouts_BaseJump02And the happy memories will still be remembered long after the camp is over.
They are an opportunity to get away for a week with your friends – and to enjoy the excitment and fun that is a 33rd Derry Summercamp.
‘5 Stars. 33rd Derry Summercamps are the Best!’





The Phoenix Challenge…

NationalPSHeld once a year towards the end of August – and often hosted at Larch Hill, Dublin – The Phoenix is the 4 day All-Ireland National Campcraft Competition.
Every qualifying team (Coming 1st or 2nd in the Regional Heats) go head-to-head for that Prestigious Phoenix Trophy.
Every Patrol will receive a Gold or Silver or Bronze standard certificate.

The Phoenix Challenge Gold…

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Congratulations to the Viking Patrol, who competed (in the Phoenix Challenge 2014) against 82 of Ireland’s Finest from their respective counties.
Out of these 82 teams only 40 earned the Gold Standard – and 33rd Derry was one of them.
Read more about the Viking Patrols Great Success…
“The Viking Patrols fine achievement places 33rd Derry in the top bracket for Scouting in Ireland. Congratulations to the Vikings who took home the Gold!” – 33rd Derry Leaders


Phoenix Encore…

33rd Derry have been competing in the Phoenix Challenge since 2012 when it first began.

The Phoenix was previously called ‘The Melvin‘, and began in 1949. 33rd Derry first competed in 1997.

It is a very exciting experience for all those present.Our Leaders often staff at the event.

Everyone learns so much from this 4 day competition. This is Scouting in Action, and other than a Jamboree, this isan opportunity to meet Scouts from all over Ireland.

‘To represent 33rd Derry at an All-Ireland Scouting event is very special.’


Many Events on offer…

Absailing, Archery, Back woods cooking, Badge Work, Camping, Climbing, Canoeing, Competitions (Quiz, Football, Campcraft), First Aid, Hiking, Hill Walking, Lighting a Fire, Mountain Biking, Orienteering (Map and Compass), Packing a Rucksack, Pioneering, (Campcraft through Scout Knots/Lashings) River Walking, Swimming, Skills Weekend, Survival Day, Summercamps. Plus…’The Phoenix Challenge.‘ Including: ‘The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.’ (Scouts Aged: 14 and 15) ‘The One Programme.’ And many more.