Scouting is the largest youth movement in the world and both Waterford City and the De La Salle Scout Group have a long tradition in Scouting. It is a tradition that has adapted to and embraced the needs and demands of young people today. The Group was founded in 1928 and consists of two Beaver Colonies, two Cub Scout Packs, two Scout Troops, a Venture Scout Crew, a Rover Network as well as a Scout Pipe Band. We offer a unique blend of activities and experiences to our members with a special emphasis on adventure and the outdoors. The Scout Method is in learning through doing and we believe that participation in Scouting is a worthwhile and enjoyable outlet for all young people. One of the things which also makes scouting unique is that all members are asked to take a Scout Promise, live by a Scout law and adhere to Scout Principles. We are open to boys and girls aged six and over from all denominations and none. We have many different nationalities in the Group and we absolutely love the diversity!
De La Salle Beavers
Beaver Scouts is for our youngest members. They range in age from 6 to 8 but don’t let their age fool you! They have fun by trying new things like camping. The programme is based around fun and discovery and for Beavers, the emphasis is on meeting and interacting with people of their own age. The Beavers meet every Monday (7th) and Tuesday (3rd) between 6.00pm and 7.00pm. Some of the activities enjoyed at Beaver meetings include active and quiet games, stories, creative crafts, singing, drama and nature study. About once a month there are special events and activities which include walks, visits and parties. The 3rd De La Salle Beaver Colony is headed up by Ray Smith while the 7th Beaver Colony is led by Jean Cahill.
De La Salle Cubs
Cub Scouts continues the Adventure and is for 9 to 11 year olds. The Cubs Scouts get to plan their adventures, they care for their community & the environment. Cub Scouts are encouraged to work, play and grow together through a programme of games, crafts, nature study and adventurous activities in the outdoors which are designed to match the vivid imagination of young people of this age. Our Programme consists of a meeting once a week (on Monday and Tuesday from 7.30 to 9.00pm) at our Den in Stephen Street. There are also day activities, visits and occasional weekend activities. We have a strong leadership team led by Billy Collins in the 7th and in the 3rd Pack, Niall McCarthy.
De La Salle Scouts
Scouts are 12 to 15 years of age. Scouts get to do more for themselves and have more of their own adventures that they get to choose.. Our Programme consists of a weekly meeting once a week (held on Wednesdays or Thursdays) from 7.30 to 9.00pm at our Den in Stephen Street consisting of games, scout skills and a progress scheme. There are also day activities and occasional weekend activities based on camping, hillwalking, water activities, adventure and most of all fun. The section leader of the 3rd Scouts is Paschal Guilfoyle and Roddy Windle fronts the leadership team in the 7th.
De La Salle Venture Scouts
Venture Scouts is from 15 to 17 years of age. It provides challenges and adventure that will get you working with others to make a difference in your community. The Crew meets from 9.00pm to 10.00pm on Thursdays and the leadership team is headed up by David O’Neill.
De La Salle Rover Crew
Rover Scouts is the final programme section and is for 18 to 25 year olds. Rovers are adults, looking to bring adventure, entertainment and service into everything they do.
De La Salle Leadership Team
Leaders are an essential part of the movement and work with youth members from all sections. It provides you with an opportunity for adventure and fun while helping to develop the local youth.
De La Salle Scout Pipe Band
Anyone interested in learning the bagpipes or the drums is welcome to become a member of the band. The band is open to all of cub, scout and venture age and to any adults who are prepared to commit to the scout law and promise. If you are interested in joining the band you can contact Pat Murphy at practice on a Monday night or talk to any leader.