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Area Commissioner Pat Hanratty, Philip Lynch, Assistant Cub Leader and Peter Dixon, Chief Scout at the Scouting Ireland CSI National Conference held in the Hospitality Training Centre, Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Area Commissioner Pat Hanratty, Philip Lynch, Assistant Cub Leader and Peter Dixon, Chief Scout at the Scouting Ireland CSI National Conference held in the Hospitality Training Centre, Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Cub Scouts from Dundalk Keith Agnew, Ian Matthews, Conor Bolton and David Lally meet Chief Scout Peter Dixon watched by Area Commissioner Pat Hanratty and Brendan McGuinness at the Scouting Ireland CSI National Conference held in the Hospitality Training Centre, Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Cub Scouts from Dundalk Keith Agnew, Ian Matthews, Conor Bolton and David Lally meet Chief Scout Peter Dixon watched by Area Commissioner Pat Hanratty and Brendan McGuinness at the Scouting Ireland CSI National Conference held in the Hospitality Training Centre, Dundalk Institute of Technology.

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Area Commissioner Pat Hanratty, Philip Lynch, Assistant Cub Leader and Peter Dixon, Chief Scout at the Scouting Ireland CSI National Conference held in the Hospitality Training Centre, Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Delegates from all over Ireland who attended the 70th National Council of Scouting Ireland CSI in Dundalk last Sunday agreed to extend time for...

Delegates from all over Ireland who attended the 70th National Council of Scouting Ireland CSI in Dundalk last Sunday agreed to extend time for talks on the formation of a single scouting association for the Republic.

“It was also decided to hold a special National Council in November to see how the proposal is progressing,” reports Chief Scout Peter Dixon.

He added that Sunday’s National Council, the first to be held in Dundalk in 15 years, had been very successful.

The National Council was attended by just under 300 delegates from throughout the country, many of whom spent the weekend in Dundalk, enjoying the special night’s entertainment organised for them in the Lisdoo.

“We had a very good spread of representatives, with people there from Cork and Kerry to Derry and Belfast,” said Peter.

The opening address was delivered by the Minister for Social, Community and Family Affairs, Dermot Ahern, TD, and the delegates were welcomed to Dundalk by Urban District Council chairman, Colr Seamus Keelan.

Colr Keelan presented Peter with a UDC tie in recognition of his role as Chief Scout.