The scouting movement first entered Ireland in 1908, two organisations where formed which later came together to create Scouting Ireland in 2004. There current membership is 53,000 which means 6% of the people in Ireland between the age of 6 and 18 are involved in the organisation!
The Head of Contingent is Gerry Finegan.
Ireland is an island country in the North Atlantic Sea with an area of 84,421km2. Ireland is known as the emerald isle, due to the vast amount of green areas across the country. While the majority of people in Ireland speak English, the official language of the country is Irish (Gaeilge). There’s a lot to see around Ireland, with famous natural landmarks such as the Cliffs of Moher, beautiful sea cliffs along the west coast of the country and the Giants Causeway an area of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns! Outside of the natural environment, Ireland also has a rich cultural heritage, with numerous famous writers, artists and musicians!