The 2009 Scouting Ireland Phoenix Challenge took place from the 21st to the 24th August 2008 at Larch Hill in County Dublin and the De La Salle Scout Group were represented by the 7th Waterford at the event. The 7th were one of just four scout troops that were awarded the Gold standard for their participation in the event. Group Leader, Owen Riordan congratulated all of the scouts and the leaders from the 7th for their hard work and effort in preparation for what turned out to be an excellent event.