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Wednesday 23 April 2014

Forty children join Stamullen Scouts

INVESTITURE FOR AREA'S FIRST SCOUT TROOP

IT WAS an historic event for the beavers and cubs of the 20th Meath scout group last Sunday, as it was the investiture of members of the very first scout troop in Stamullen.

Over 40 children were officially presented with their uniforms, scarves and woggles in St. Patrick's GAA club in the village.

'It was a very proud moment for everyone as we have waited a long time for this,' said Leader Grace Keogan, who started he troop with her husband Peter O'Brien earlier this year.

'We just have Beavers and Cubs so far, but we have over 60 boys and girls on a waiting list, so what we really need are more scout leaders to help us out so that we can increase our membership.'

They currently have ten leaders, but such is the popularity of the scouts in the area, they need more adult women to become involved.

'We hope to be able to add a Scout section to the Cubs and Beavers, so if anyone is interested in becoming a leader, they can come along to any of our meetings, or contact my husband or me directly.'

The group has had lots of activities since it started, included trips and workshops.

'We had a beach day in Skerries, a trip to Ardgillan and a spooky walk for Halloween, and will plan plenty more now that they are back,' added mum-of-three Grace, who is originally from Dundalk.

'We hope to visit Santa at Larchhill in December, but we need to do a bit of fundraising, as we rely on donations and subscriptions to fund the activities.'

The meetings are held on Monday's in the parish hall from 6.30 p.m. for the Beavers and 7.45 p.m. for the Cubs, with monthly subs of €20 per child.

If you would like to know more about becoming a leader call or Peter on (086) 6811624.

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