The Moore Scouts are going ten years strong, holding regular meetings and preparing for their various overnight outings local and abroad.
Originally formed in 2013, the 5th Roscommon Moore Scouts are a volunteer group that cater to young people to develop their life and survival skills. The club currently has roughly 40 boys and girls divided amongst three sections including Beavers for ages 6 to 8, Cubs between 9 and 11, and Scouts from 12 to 15. Additionally, the Moore Scouts have a number of late-teens in Ventures ( 16 – 18 ) who meet occasionally for events.
The Scout groups meet every Tuesday at the Moore Community Centre between 18:00 to 21:00 to play a variety of games, develop their team building, and progress on their life skills and badges. Some of the many badges and skills a Beaver, Cub or Scout will build upon include Backwoods, which focus on outdoor survival activities, and Pioneering, focusing on the importance of knots when building wooden spars structures.
Additionally, the club enjoys many outdoor activities for their weekends including hikes of nearby walking trails, overnight camps, and the occasional kayaking activity. Only recently, the Scouts stayed overnight in the Loughrea Youth Centre, learning a great deal about the medieval town during their visit.
The youth folks are constantly building on their climate awareness, with the Cubs helping Padraig Kilduff and the Moore Tidy Towns plant trees in the locality and would later join the Beavers to create Scarecrows with Beechlawn Organic Farm for their Environment badge. The non-profit group also hold regular fundraisers, recently duelling with Moore United FC in a lip-sync battle for a full night of entertainment for the community.
Next up is a group camp which will welcome all their ages groups to join them in Portlick Campsite (Co . Westmeath) in June. Following this the Scouts and Leaders will be venturing to Wales for a grand international trip in July/August. Included in the itinerary for the visit are Whitewater Rafting, a tour of Anfield stadium and jumping on the world’s fastest zip line at Zip World Velocity 2.
Affiliated to Scouting Ireland youngsters joining can (should they choose) progress up the accredited stages Beaver, Cub, Scout, Venturer, Rover and eventually Leader.
For parents interested in having their youngsters join the Moore Scouts, you can contact them via their Facebook page to discuss fees and registrations. The club are always looking for Volunteers to act as leaders for their weekly meetings and outdoor occasions and can be contacted by the same means or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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