Sunday, 22nd October 2017

6th Tyrone Scout Group

Posted on 06. Aug, 2010 in Parish Groups and Organisations

What is scouting? To the young person scouting is fun, games and camping, activities, out-of-doors, achievement, uniform, badges and being part of a group. The aim of our Scouting Association is to contribute to the development of its members in achieving their full spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and cultural potential as individuals so that they may take a constructive place in society.

Scouting works by providing a safe environment where young people can learn and grow by making decisions, doing and discovering for themselves, and at the same time having fun, adventure and challenge.  Through its programme of activities it teaches young people to be resourceful, responsible and to think for themselves.  As a member of a small grouping (a lodge, six or patrol) young people get an opportunity to:

Become self reliant and confident

Gain leadership skills

Experience self government/decision making in a democratic way that affects them

Belong to and feel secure in a group of friends

Develop their skills through learning by doing and in adventurous outdoor activities

Scouting in Cookstown

For 2010 we have all four Scouting sections up and running, namely Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Ventures.  Sections meet on different nights throughout the week under the guidance of adult Scouters.

BEAVERS

Meet on a Wednesday night from 7.00 – 8.30

Adult Scouters

Adrian Devlin (07801948880)

Gary P Eastwood (07809873640)

Declan McKenna (07843527147)

Mary Hogg (07935420479)

CUBS

Meet on a Tuesday night from 7.30 – 9.00

Adult Scouters

Christine Devlin (07740779879)

Mary Hogg (07935420479)

Gustie Quinn (07766146789)

Henry Devlin (07783988499)

John Keane (07592781183)

SCOUTS

Meet on a Thursday night from 7.30 – 9.30

Adult Scouters

Nicky Doris (07900515332)

Gemma Hampsey (07795684237)

Stephen Clyde (07746888561)

VENTURES

Meet on a Monday night (every other week) from 7.30 – 9.30

Adult Scouters

Connor Hodges (07850081710)

Niall Lawless

Ronan Lawless

Adults and Scouting

Adults play a vital role in the management of Scouting.  Obviously Scouters have a considerable influence over the young people and for that reason we are determined to ensure that Scouters are known and respected in the community.  We look for such positive values as personal integrity, spiritual commitment, etc.

The job of a Scouter is a rewarding one and can fulfil the ambitions of all those who choose to take up the challenge.  A knowledge of Scouting is not necessary as extensive training is available to all Scouters.  However, a commitment to the ideals and the Scout Promise and Law is necessary.

Leadership is about example and Scouters must be committed to those ideals if they are to lead young people within our Association.

I appeal to anyone who would feel they have something to give to this great organisation, to contact any of the adult Scouters, whose details are given on the website.

Our Scout Den is situated at:

The Scouts Den

7 Chapel Street

COOKSTOWN

County Tyrone

www.6tyrone.webs.com

“The young people of today are the leaders of tomorrow”

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