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Scouting Origins…


The Scouting Movement was founded by Lord Robert Baden-Powell (BP) in 1907.

It all began with a 2 weeks camp at ‘Brownsea Island’ in Dorsetshire, England.
The Scouting Motto is: Bí Ullamh (Irish) – Be Prepared. (BP)
And all Scouts aim to do a Good Deed each and every day.



Scouting Ireland…

By 1908
, the influence of Baden-Powell’s Scout movement had spread from the UK to Ireland.download

Dublin, 1908 (S.A.I)

The earliest known Scouting event in Ireland took place in Phoenix Park, Dublin, with members of the Dublin City Boy Scouts (S.A.I.) taking part within 1908.

The Scouting Association of Ireland (S.A.I.)

Dublin, 1927 (CBSI)

In Dublin, 1927, two priests, Fathers Tom and Ernest Farrell, followed the progress of Scouting.

Thus, the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland (CBSI) [Gasóga Catoilici na hÉireann] was created.

Dublin, 2004 (Scouting Ireland)

On 1 January 2004, the two organisations (S.A.I & CBSI) were merged to form “Scouting Ireland,” tracing its legacy to Lord Baden-Powell’s Scout Movement.Wikipedia – Scouting Ireland