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April Staplestown News___________


The need for Scouting is probably higher now than at any other time given the lifestyles we all lead to day. Recognizing this need, a group of local parents came together to form a new Scouting organization based in Staplestown with the aim of providing young people an opportunity to undertake adventurous and challenging activities and at the same time have plenty of fun. These activities are intended to help our young people develop positive characteristics and improve their mental, teamwork and creative skills and to also help achieve their full physical, intellectual and social potential as good citizens and members of the local community. Four months after being formed, this new Scouting Unit are ready to achieve their first major milestone, the investiture of all the Leaders and Beavers and Cubs. The Investiture is a formal ceremony where all members are formally initiated into their positions and join the brotherhood of Scouting. All the children and Leaders make their solemn promise to obey the laws of the Scouts.
Kildare 22nd unit would like to thank Fr. O'Malley for his blessing on the night. We appreciate the presence of Simon Dwyer; outgoing Regional Commissioner, Sean Power; incoming Regional Commissioner, and Sean Farrell; H.Q. administrator, also Joy Coy and some of her troop who attended on the night.
Any parents/adults interested in supporting the Scouting group in a leadership or 'unit support' capacity should contact Vincent Waters at 045 869022 or Elaine Kane at 045 863572. Currently there are 45 children in this scouting unit with 10 Leaders. The numbers of trained scouting leaders recruited will determine the Scouting Membership numbers that can be supported and already there are lengthy waiting lists for young children anxious to join.

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