History of Scouting

Founder: Robert Baden Powell

1907: Scouting was founded by Baden Powell in England when he published his weekly magazine “Scouting for Boys”.

Within six months Scouting had started in Ireland with Troops in Greystones and Dundalk.

Scouting is now the world’s largest youth organisation with over 30 million scouts in over 180 countries.

Local History

1932: The Carrickmacross group was established by Christy Boyle who lived on O’Neill Street.

2003: Our group went mixed giving girls a chance to enjoy the fun of Scouting and the group went from strength to strength.

So from humble beginnings in 1932 of 2 leaders and 16 scouts we have grown to having over 50 Leaders and 190 members with our own scout den and campsite.

More than a youth organisation

Scouting has a well defined educational programme which tries to empower young people through the Scout Method. The Scout Method encourages young people to learn by doing, it encourages leadership, responsibility and instills value systems that will give them grounding for life.