Are you interested in becoming a Leader or want to know more about what’s involved?
We are always looking for new Leaders for our sections. Here are some commonly asked questions.
What’s in it for me?
- An unbelievable sense of satisfaction when you see a child do something they didn’t think they could or when they tell you they had the best weekend ever!
- An opportunity to give back to your community.
- A great social outlet – We are a very friendly and welcoming bunch. As leaders we spend time without the kids too. We have a summer BBQ and Christmas Party. A group of leaders hike together regularly. Scouting is a great way to make friends and meet new people.
- Ongoing (optional) training and personal development opportunities. Many of our leaders specialise in camping, hillwalking, first aid, etc. This is their choice to do and is open to all leaders.
- The chance to spend more time in nature and the outdoors.
Sections meet weekly (September to June) from 7pm. There are occasional Saturday/Sunday hikes or day trips and overnight camps. We completely appreciate that leaders are not able to make every meeting, we can work around this.
I know nothing about Scouts or Scouting:
Neither did most of us when we started. The ‘scout method’ is Learn by Doing. This is how our youth members learn and also how our leaders learn. There are plenty of experienced leaders to guide you. You will learn some great new skills in a very practical way.
Leader vetting and training:
All leaders must complete Garda vetting, safeguarding training and a two-day residential scouting course. The residential course is run at the weekend and accommodation is typically indoors in a scout centre (Kilcully, near Blackpool in Cork for example). Note, due to covid restrictions, many of these courses can be taken online from home. We will help and guide you through the application process.
How much does it cost?
The costs associated with garda vetting, initial training, camp weekends, day events etc. are all covered by the group. We only ask that you buy a uniform and any personal gear you may need (your own hiking boots or sleeping bag for example).
To learn more or take the next step, please reach out to any of our leaders or email 22ndKildorreryScouts@gmail.com