Niamh receives a Garda Youth Award

Niamh Bracken received a Garda Youth Award for her positivism in the face of personal challenges

It is great to have one of our youth members receive this Award. Niamh’s was awarded a Garda Youth Award last Friday for her scouting involvement and positive attitude over the last year despite undergoing a heart transplant! We are delighted to have Niamh as one of our ventures.

A founder returns…


Today We were honoured by a visit from one of our Founder members. Fr. José Luis Lofrano visited Maynooth to see how a group that he started has grown since he left to return back to Venezuela in 1976! Fr José is with the Salesian order and is still living in Venezuela. He had many amazing stories to share such as our first Scout camps AND how the idea of Maynooth Scouting had its own amazing story linking in a production of Joseph and his amazing Technicolour Dream-coat to the Maynooth answer to BP! Apparently the Scout Group was started by a handful of people BUT at the request of young boys from the town!!

Hazel and Phil on Explorer Belt 2018

Phil Garrad and Hazel Murray have become the first Rover Scouts to earn the Explorer Belt. They are the third pair in Maynooth’s history to get it but the first since the Explorer Belt has moved to the Rover Scout Section. Hazel and Phil had to complete an arduous hike, local projects, live on a small budget and put up with each other for 10 days to complete this adventure.

Everyone in Maynooth Scouts would like to extend our happiness and pride in their achievement!