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celebration week launched

Scouting Ireland has launched ‘Community Celebration Week’, an initiative to help communities in South Tipperary, to benefit from the positive activities of its 600 scouting members.

Scouting Ireland has launched ‘Community Celebration Week’, an initiative to help communities in South Tipperary, to benefit from the positive activities of its 600 scouting members.

Between April 12 and 21 scout groups all over Ireland will select, in consultation with their community, a local community project that will benefit from the assistance of the scouts.

“Tipperary South scout groups will select a local project to work on between the months of May and August,” explained Ian Davy, chief commissioner (Youth Programme).

“We have seven Scouting Ireland groups in South Tipperary therefore this initiative will make a huge difference throughout the county and demonstrate Scouting Ireland’s value among Ireland’s local communities and its active citizenship.”

Projects that will be undertaken will range from building play areas to tidying areas of the community, the possibilities are endless.

All projects will be chosen, planned and undertaken by the young scouts themselves after consultation has taken place with various community leaders.

Scout Groups will be given the opportunity to register their projects with Scouting Ireland national office and to upload their progress using the iPhone app, Directr App, which will allow Scouts to make short movies.

The projects will be entered into the Scouting Ireland Community Celebration Awards which will be judged and presented in September 2013 at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Scouting Ireland is the country’s largest volunteer led youth organisation with more than 46,000 members across the island of Ireland. Scouting Ireland offers children and youths aged 6-26 educational programmes and activities in a fun, safe and adventurous environment.

In so doing, Scouting Ireland helps children and young adults to develop socially, physically, intellectually, character, emotionally and spiritually so that they can develop the life skills to become active citizens.

This is only possible through the efforts of 10,000 adult volunteers who also enjoy the fun and friendship of Scouting. Scouting Ireland is a registered charity in Ireland and part of a worldwide movement of 31 million Scouts working for peace and global friendship.

To submit project suggestions for South Tipperary Scouts contact Caroline Healy chealy@scouts.ie