The National Management Committee of Scouting Ireland recently signaled a decision to introduce three new positions at senior level in the association, designed to alleviate pressure on a role occupied by an elected volunteer.
This is a positive step.
Continue reading Secretary becomes Secretariat
The newspapers in Ireland have been full in recent weeks of revelations of ‘Chief Executives’ and other senior figures in previously well-regarded charities, now facing allegations and probes that focus on potential misuse of position and of charitable funds.
Continue reading Charity and Sanctimony
Theirishscouter wishes everyone a great start to the Scouting year. Following an August break, our next article will be published later this week. Continue reading New Scout Year
In a country where alcohol is deeply ingrained into society and consumption levels are among the highest per capita in the world, how does a youth organization manage the complex relationship with and negotiate the considerable grey areas around alcohol and Scouting?
Continue reading Scouting and Alcohol
Voters across the United Kingdom will go to the polls tomorrow to cast a ballot in the referendum that will decide the future involvement of our nearest neighbour in the European Union.
Continue reading Scouting Ireland and BREXIT?
Scouting Ireland has recently seen the occupant of the National Secretary role relinquish his position, citing an unsustainable workload. The candidate, one of the most able and energetic to occupy the role either in Scouting Ireland or either legacy association, did not take the decision lightly.
Scouting Ireland need to echo that sentiment when seeking a replacement candidate.
Continue reading Divide and Conquer?
Scouting Ireland is this week getting to grips with the news that the National Secretary Jimmy Cunningham has tendered his resignation, just half way into his term of office.
Continue reading Jimmy Bows Out