THE 4th Offaly Scouts, Edenderry are holding their very first investiture at the Parish Centre, next to St Mary’s RC Church, Edenderry next Wednesday evening, March 28 from 6.30pm onwards, with light refreshments served afterwards.
After a year of hard work, recruitment of adult scouters and training the 4th Offaly Edenderry Scout Group opened to youth members, i.e. cubs aged 9-11 and scouts aged 12-15 on January 18 last.
After a slow start the group now have 10 scouts and 17 cubs on their books with enquiries coming almost daily.
Scouting is now open to boys and girls in Edenderry. Since 1907, when formed by Robert Baden-Powell the scouts have been a dynamic movement, offering life-long friendship and life skills, the scouting movement aims to promote responsible citizenship in a world of moral and economic uncertainty. Scouts can and do make a difference by being a part of their community and observing the time honoured principles which underpin the scout promise.
The first Edenderry investiture is a very special occasion indeed. For new scouts being invested means that they are making a promise that they will live by the Scout Law.
For the rest of the scout year an exciting programme is planned for both sections, which will see the introduction of the brand new One Programme and a lot of outdoor activities and adventures planned, including hiking, camping, scout-craft competitions and maybe even an annual standing camp lasting over a few days.
In September it is hoped to open a Beaver Lodge for younger children and possibly a Venture Scout Group for older kids seeking adventure in September of 2012. All enquiries please contact Pauline Price at 087 2419194.