14th Galway Scouts
As a Scout Group our principles are the principles of Scouting Ireland which are enshrined in the Scout Promise and the Scout Law our members follow. They include:
A Brief History of the Group
The Group was founded in 1977 in the St Patrick’s Parish on Forester Street. After successfully providing scouting in that area, in 2006 the Group was required to leave its home in the old church on Forester Street due to Health and Safety reasons . For two year the Group was broken up in multiple locations, when it underwent a huge loss of youth members and adult volunteers.
14th Galway then moved to the Shantalla Community Centre in western suburbs of Galway city to rebuild and service the young population of the area. Due to space restrictions in Shantalla Community Centre we now operate our older sections from the Community Centre and our younger sections from Knocknacarra National School with our camping equipment stored in two containers at the back of the Community Centre. Now with a youth membership from the area the Group is in a position to develop further to server the wider youth population of the area and work towards a point that Scouting is put on a stable sustainable community basis in these communities with a membership representative of the diverse population in the areas.
14th Galway Scout Leadership Team
In 14th Galway Scouts, there are over 20 volunteers providing Youth Services through scouting. Our Vision is
- make scouting be the leading youth work voluntary services provider in the areas we cover
- for scouting to be active parts of the communities its serves and areas where are takes activities happen
- to have scouts regularly active and highly visible in their communities and in the outdoors
- and for the Group to be forward thinking dynamic youth organisation that address our youth members needs
- leave a legacy of scouting infrastructure for future scouting generations and wider community use
- and to put Scouting a long term sustainable basis in the communities served