Welcome everyone to 4th Kilkenny Inistioge Scouts Group.
For the young people in our community from Beaver Scouts through to Scouts, I can assure you Scouting is a game second to none.
The programmes offered are run to the highest standards laid down by Scouting Ireland. They help to develop young people’s independence, leadership skills and their appreciation of the outdoors as well as the progressive schemes applied to each age range.
When you and your child become members of Scouting you will begin to see the real value that 4th Kilkenny Inistioge Scouts Group has to offer.
Please talk to any leaders involved in our group or ring 087 3211926 [Jemma, Group Leader] if you would like more information on joining. Future leaders and kids all welcome.
History of Scouting
Scouting was founded by Baden Powell in England when he published his weekly magazine “Scouting for Boys” in 1907.
Within six months Scouting had started in Ireland with Troops in Greystones and Dundalk.
Scouting is now the World’s largest youth organisation with over 25 Million Scouts in over one hundred and eighty countries.
Scouting is more than a Youth Organisation; it has a very well-defined educational programme which tries to empower young people through the Scout Method. The Scout Method encourages young people to learn by doing, it encourages leadership, responsibility and instils value systems that will give them grounding for life.
Inistioge History – 4th Kilkenny Inistioge Scouts
In 1978 Woodstock Estate near Inistioge Co Kilkenny was host to the International Scouting Jamboree. 5000 young people from 22 countries were in Woodstock to celebrate seventy years in Scouting. It was from here Inistioge Scout group was formed.
– 12 Cub Scout pack
– 12 Scout troop 3 Leaders
– CLS Mrs Mary Hamilton
– ACLS Mrs Josie Brennan
– SL Mr Michael Brennan
– ASL Mr Nicholas Codd
– ASL Mr Patrick O’Carroll
– Group Leader Mr Richard Rushbrooke
So on the 6th January 1978 Inistioge Scouts was official opened. Neckerchief Red and Green Halved [red to be worn on the left].
Inistioge scout group grew from there doubling its numbers in the following year.
Mr Nicholas Codd took over as Group Leader and Mrs Kitty O’Keeffe was the group Treasurer.
Inistioge had many leaders over the years just to name a few who got Inistioge on its feet.
– Mrs Mary Hamilton
– Mrs Ann Croke
– Mrs Kathlen Dempsey
– Mr B Campbell
– Mrs Murphy Group Treasurer
– Mis Maura Young
– Miss Maura Lee
– Mr Lar Hennessy
Inistioge Scout group ran from the school hall at 6.30pm to 8.00pm every Thursday.
It cost £14.50 to register a leader and £11.50 for a youth member.
Inistioge opened its first Beaver section in 2014.
You can download the 4th Kilkenny Scout Booklet 2023 by clicking here.