Bishopstown Scouts

Welcome to the website of Bishopstown Scout Group!

This page contains details of activities we are running and information for our youth & adult members.

Our website also provides information for people interested in joining Bishopstown Scouts.

About Bishopstown Scouts

Bishopstown scout group has five different sections. A Beaver Troop, a Cub Pack, a Scout Troop, Venture Crew and a Rover Section. Each of them hold weekly meetings as follows: Scouting Ireland Emblem

  • Beaver scouts (aged 6-9): Monday Nights 5:30-6:45
  • Cub Scouts (aged 9-11): Monday Nights 7:00-8:30
  • Scouts (aged 12-15): Wednesday Nights 7:30-9:30
  • Venture Scouts (aged 15-17): Tuesday Nights 7:00-9:00

For directions to our scout hall please click here.

For more updates please visit our Facebook page.

Interested in Joining the Adventure?

If you are interested in joining us then please email, We currently have five active sections Beavers,Cubs,Scouts,Ventures and Rovers. Email us as soon as possible as we currently have waiting lists due to demand and a lack of leaders in some sections.

About Scouting

Scouting, is a worldwide youth movement with the stated aim of supporting young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development. Robert Baden-Powell founded scouting in 1907. The World Organisation of the Scout Movement has over 38 million members in over 216 countries and is the world's largest youth movement.

Scouting activities cover a wide range of topics and attempt to develop areas including the youth members' social, physical, and intellectual characteristics. The skills learned in scouting include woodcraft, survival skills, navigation skills and self-reliance among many more.

History of Scouting

In the 1880s and 1890s, Robert Baden-Powell was stationed in British India and Africa as a military officer. During his youth, he was interested in woodcraft, military scouting and survival skills. He trained his men in these survival skills and noticed that it helped the soldiers to develop independence.

He decided to put in place a broad training programme in woodcraft for young African men, rich in exploration, tracking, field craft, and self-reliance. During the Second Boer War, Baden-Powell was besieged in the small town of Mafeking by a much larger Boer army.

Here, he trained a group of youths that supported the troops by carrying messages, which freed the men for military duties and kept the boys occupied during the long siege.

When he returned to England, he began to write books and magazines about scouting and its techniques, which were aimed at young boys. Boys would often meet in groups to practice these skills. From this scout groups were formed, and the organisation grew into what we know today.

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