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?
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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.
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John Watmore is a former Group Leader and a former County Commissioner. More recently, he was Provincial Commissioner in the South Eastern Province. He is seeking election as Chief Commissioner (Adult Rescources) at Scouting Ireland’s fortcoming National Council. Theirishscouter caught up with him this week…
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Therese Bermingham, the current Chief Commissioner for Adult Resources, is seeking re-election at this year’s National Council. She has a long and distinguished track record in Scouting as a former Training Commissioner and as a former vice Chairman of the World Scout Committee. She is the first woman ever to be elected to the European Scout committee where she served as chairman. The Irish Scouter caught up with Therese recently, to discuss the role of Chief Commissioner (Adult Resources) with her….
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Cathal Cocoman will seek election at April’s National Council as an Ordinary Member of the National Management Committee. If he is successful, he will be one of, if not the youngest ever member of this committee. The Irish Scouter caught up with Cathal recently to ask him some questions….
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Two key briefs in Scouting Ireland are up for election at the forthcoming meeting of National Council. What challenges do the new incumbents face? The Irish Scouter shares some thoughts..
Continue reading Electoral Manouvres in the NARC
How can Scouting Ireland get better value and stronger results from it’s employment of professional staff into the future, yet do so on a shrinking budget? AND in doing so, can the association turn a challenge into a significant opportunity by enhancing it’s influence and visibility at the same time?
Continue reading Employing A new approach