County Venturers take the Reeks by storm

The Waterford Scout County, St. Pauls and Middle Earth Venturer Groups were in the Reeks in Kerry from the 13th to the 14th of January last for an ascent of Ireland’s highest peak – Corran Tuathail (1039m). They were based for the trip at the very impressive An Oige Youth

Tom Nugent honoured at Youth Committee Awards

Above: Owen Riordan, Group Leader presents Tom Nugent with his Adult Leader Award on behalf of the Waterford VEC. Photo by Brian Fanning. Congratulations to Tom Nugent (pictured above) who won the Adult Leader Award in the Culture category at the Waterford Annual Youth Awards held on the 30th of November

Seamus Purcell takes the Chair

Congratulations and best of luck to Seamus Purcell who was elected as chairperson at the October Group Council.  Seamus has been involved in the group in many capacities over the past 30 years and is currently a member of the De La Salle Scout Pipe Band. Seamus takes up his

Next Stop Thailand after Three Ranges in Three Days

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Above: Members of the Three Ranges Challenge contingent about to set off on their final leg across the Comeraghs. Could the three great mountain ranges across the three counties of Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford be traversed in three days? The answer is yes as a contingent from the De La Salle

Long Serving De La Salle Leaders Awarded Scouting’s highest honour

At a ceremony in Dooleys Hotel, Waterford, on Friday, March 3rd last, the De La Salle Scout Group and Scouting Ireland paid tribute to two of its longest-serving adult leaders. George Kavanagh of the well-known electrical family was celebrating 50 years as a Macaoimh leader with De La Salle. The

Group Christmas Mass and Award Ceremony Held

Above (L-R): Billy Collins, Scoutleader 7th Waterford; Martin Burbidge, Chief Scout; Maurice Kavanagh, Chief Scout Award Recipient and David Rogers, Group Leader.   The annual Group Christmas mass was held on Saturday 17th December in the De La Salle College Chapel. There were a number of presentations made during the ceremony

Annual Youth Awards Winner

Congratulations to Jessica Collins from St. Pauls who was the Young Person Winner in the Uniform & Rescue Category of the Waterford Voluntary Youth Council/Waterford Crystal Annual Youth Awards 2005.  The Awards have been running every year since 1993 to give public recognition to the work being done for, with

The Big Walk is on the way

Left: Members of the 3rd Scouts in training for The Big Walk on the Outer Ring Road. On Sunday the 28th of August next, the people of Waterford will have a unique opportunity to explore the new Waterford City Outer Ring Road by taking part in “The Big Walk”. The

County Website and County Badge Launched

We have just received news that the new Waterford Scout County website is up an running. The website will feature news and information on all groups and sections in the county as well as a gallery, resources page and a guestbook.  The website is just getting established and would gratefully receive

Successful Cuillin Ridge Traverse

The Cuillin Ridge in Skye is the most famous mountaineering expedition in Britain and takes in 3000 metres of ascent spread along ten kilometres of spectacular mountain scenery. There are no less than nineteen separate peaks on the ridge including eleven munros and there is a significant amount of technical