The De La Salle Scout Group was founded in 1928 and is based in Waterford City in the southeast of Ireland. It is part of the Waterford Scout County of Scouting Ireland and consists of two Beaver Colonies, three Cub Scout Packs, three Scout Troops, a Venture Scout Crew, a Rover Scout Crew as well as a Scout Pipe Band.
I have been a member of De La Salle Scout Group since I was six years old. I was always a very shy and quiet girl so when my dad brought me to my first Beaver meeting on my sixth birthday. I thought I wouldn’t enjoy myself. Fast forward fourteen years later and I am now a cub leader! They say when you find something you love doing, you’ll never quit. That’s the case for me and Scouts.
The De La Salle Scout Group, the longest established Scout Group in Waterford, nominated Pat Murphy, one of its longest serving members, as Group Leader at a specially convened EGM on November 17th 2020. The Group would like to offer a special thanks to our first female Group Leader Elaine McMahon who took on the top job in 2017 and hands over a well structured, ambitious unit to Pat.