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Garrett Flynn is a member of Scouting Ireland and Chairman of 115th Ballinteer Scout Group in Dublin.

He is a former member of Scouting Ireland’s National Management Committee, was the first Communications Director of the association, serving for 3.5 years and introducing the scouts.ie website, the Scouting Ireland chat forum and the Scouting Ireland brand identity among other projects, during his tenure.

He was the associations first Rover Scout Commissioner, serving for 1 year across 2009/10 and worked during this time to develop the Rover Scout programme, visual identities and handbook, alongside a high-calibre volunteer team.

He has represented Scouting Ireland’s interests on the City of Dublin Youth Services Board (in 2010) and at the National Youth Council of Ireland/NYCI (in 2004).

He is a former County Commissioner, a former Group Leader and has worked in every programme section, including a 2020 term in Beaver Scouts, during the COVID 19 pandemic. His tenure as Group Leader of 115th Ballinteer from 2007 – 2012 saw membership more than double, the adult team increase in size by 60% and the establishment of four new programme sections.

Professionally, Garrett is a Marketing, Branding & Communications specialist. He is currently based in South East Asia, where he is involved in consulting for clients in the region and in the GCC primarily.

Previously, he undertook a strategic & senior leadership role at one of the largest corporations in the MENA region. He subsequently lived and worked in New Zealand prior to returning to Ireland to establish a start up in 2020. He has been a director of a number of businesses, including a communications firm he established in Ireland in 2007.

He worked pro-bono in 2015 with an Islam-focused pre-natal and natural birthing specialist in the Middle East & Indonesia to provide strategic input to this rapidly growing, ethically-focused business.

He has a PRII Diploma in Public Relations, a Degree in Marketing Management from ITT and a Masters in Business Administration from University College Dublin’s Smurfit Business School. In 2019, Garrett completed a senior leadership programme at IMD Lausanne. He has a certificate in Digital Marketing Strategy from University of Oxford.

Garrett is married with two children, one of whom is a Cub Scout (the second is looking forward to becoming a Beaver Scout).

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