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Dungarvan Scouts

Relative to its size, Dungarvan has a large population of young people, so its facilities and youth-focused activities are of particular importance in this coastal Waterford.

Given the town's close and historic association with the sea, it is no surprise that water-based pursuits are popular in the area.
 
For almost 50 years many of the local youths have looked to Dungarvan Scouts as a key outlet for activities and the development of essential outdoor skills.
 
Naturally, a key component of that learning over the years has been maritime water-based.
 
The scouting group has approximately 100 active members at any given time and recently constructed a new Scout Hall in the town.
 
More recently, the group moved to expand its range of activities and its sporting equipment stock through purchase of 20 kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and associated equipment.   
 
Clann Credo supported the initiative, as it delivered clear benefits for local youth and the wider community, through the strengthening of a critical social resource.  


Location: Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Website: http://www.dungarvanscouts.com/home