Dungarvan Scouts

Relative to its size, Dungarvan has a large population of young people, so facilities and youth-focused activities are of particular importance in this coastal Waterford town.

Given the town’s close and historic association with the sea, it is no surprise that water-based pursuits are popular in the area.

For almost 50 years many of the local youth have looked to Dungarvan Scouts as a key outlet for activities and the development of essential outdoor skills.

Naturally, a key component of that learning over the years has been maritime and water-based.

 

The scouting group has approximately 100 active members at any given time and recently constructed a new Scout Hall in the town.

More recently, the group moved to expand its range of activities and its sporting equipment stock through purchase of 20 kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and associated equipment.

Clann Credo supported the initiative, as it delivered clear benefits for local youth and the wider community, through the strengthening of a critical social resource.

 

“Without the Bridging Finance provided by Clann Credo it would not have been possible for our group to access the Waterford Leader Partnership Grant (75% of Capital cost), and to build a much needed new facility for the Group and other Clubs. Since then our Group went from strength to strength with increased membership. The Facility is used by over 600 youth per week and meets the demand for the local area. We would have had no problem recommending and working with Clann Credo again.”

Tom Power, Group Leader Dungarvan Scouts

 

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