A visit to the Scouts

6th October, 2010


Councillor Ray McAdam and I visited the Aughrim Street Scouts last night. We met their leaders and saw at first hand the great work that they are doing for youth in the area. My memories of scouting are growing increasingly distant so I was impressed to see the ‘007’ theme last night to their activities. The leaders of this movement know that they have a job to do in making their movement relevant and exciting to world of Sky Sports, Playstations and other distractions. From what I saw last night this is clearly understood and they’re rising to the challenge. Well done to them all. Ray is considering going back to do some more badges. He’d make a fine Scout Leader.