What next for Scouting Ireland’s Vision?

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The decision, by the National Council of the Youth Organisation Scouting Ireland to reject in full, the ‘Vision 2020’ proposal, as put forward by the associations National Management Committee at this weekends annual National Council meeting in Cork, suggests a number of things about the current culture of leadership within the Scouting movement in Ireland.

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Vision 2020 lacks Vision (but it’s a start)

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Scouting Ireland’s ‘Vision 2020’ document was launched this week, with the usual muted fanfare that this type of thing generates.

The concept is a transformational plan for the Scout movement in Ireland that will outlive (in political terms) many of the current national leadership of the association, thus in theory eliminating the effect that personal agenda’s, grandstanding and interest groups might have on slowing down or disrupting the project.

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