Claregalway Scout Group held a Founders Day celebration to mark both Lord Baden Powell (founder of the Scout movement) and his wife Olave (founder of the Girl Guide movement) birthday. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rovers, Scouters (leaders) and many proud parents took part on the day.
The ceremony included a brief history of Lord Baden Powell, scout promises and prayers and a quick mention to the many famous people who had a scouting background—Nelson Mandela, twelve astronauts who landed on the moon, Bill Gates, Billy Connolly, David Attenborough just to mention a few.
All new members and members who moved up a section this year were welcomed into the group by way of investiture. This was a proud moment when the Group Leader placed the group neckerchief around their neck and they all stated the scout promise together.
To acknowledge all the hard work and effort each scout member put in throughout the year they were presented with their badges. These badges ranged from skills achieved such as backwoods, air, emergencies and hiking. Well done to all!
We would like to thank all Scouters for their time and hard work throughout the year. We look forward to all the exciting events still to come!