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Scouting in Claregalway started in May 1991 with 15 Beavers, 12 Cubs and 5 adults. 12th Galway are based in Claregalway and serve Claregalway, Lackagh and the surrounding parishes. We cater for all scouting sections, for all ages from 6 years and up. Scouting is a mixed activity with both girls and boys very welcome… Read more »

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At the February mid-term I had the adventure of a lifetime. I went on the Crean Challenge Expedition to Iceland with Scouting Ireland. The adventure began in May 2013 when I applied to participate in the 2014 Crean Challenge Expedition. The Crean Challenge is a week-long expedition to Iceland in the spirit of Tom Crean,… Read more »

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Claregalway Scouts held a Group Camp the first weekend of the Easter Holidays at Western Bushcraft’s campsite in Cregg Castle, Corrandulla. There was a busy schedule of activities for the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts with a total of ten bases over the course for the weekend. Theses activities included; fire lighting, shelter building, backwoods cooking,… Read more »

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Western Bushcraft Skills is a new outdoor activity provider set up by Steven Lenihan in June 2013 specialising in bushcraft and survival skills. The 12th Galway Claregalway Scouts spent a weekend at Halloween in Cregg Castle mastering the wilderness with Western Bushcraft Skills, and wrote these reports on their adventures. Halloween Camp at Cregg Castle by… Read more »

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Last Monday the 15th of December, scouts from the Scout section contributed to the St Vincent de Paul Food Appeal. Following our scout ethos, to help other people, we collected non-perishable foods. Scouts are aware of the hardships that some families face during the Christmas period. We hope our contribution will lift the spirits of some families… Read more »

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In May the Claregalway scouts took part in the County Scout camp in the Lough Keel campsite, Boyle, County Roscommon. This is an annual camp and an opportunity for scout patrols throughout the county to compete against one another in a wide range of scout and campcraft skills. Over 100 scouts from 12 scout groups… Read more »

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On Sunday the 17th April the Claregalway Cub Scouts met with 11 other groups from around Galway city and county to participate in a seashore explorers hike on Flaggy Shore in Co Clare. On the day there were experts from the Marine Institute and we had access to a research lab thanks to NUIG. The… Read more »

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A presentation was made by Claregalway Scout Group to Paula Evans and Sarah Mooney to acknowledge with thanks the beautiful mural that they designed and painted in the Scout Den. The mural depicts scouting and local scenes and is truly magnificent. It is a wonderful addition to our recently refurbished den. We are delighted to… Read more »

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The Cub year started off in October 1998, with 15 Cubs and 7 Leaders. Our first meeting consisted of a Hike, from the Community Centre to Gortatleva and back. It gave the Cubs a chance to use their torches! and was a nice gentle re-introduction to the Cub year. With an exciting new programme beginning… Read more »

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