Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Pictured above are some of the scouts who attended last weekend’s Founders Day celebration in New Ross (Pic: Pauline Wickham)

SCOUTS from all over the country converged on New Ross at the weekend to celebrate Founders Day.

The event, which took place on Sunday, saw the local beaver, cubs and sea scouts joined by hundreds of young people to acknowledge one of the most significant events in the history of the scout movement.

Such was the prestige of the occasion that among those in attendance was Chief Scout, Declan McCann, from Dublin.

The day began with a parade on the quay, adjacent to the Dunbrody, led by the New Ross & District Pipe Band.

The procession went from there to the Parish Church for a service with Fr. Roger O’Neill and Rev. Ivan Dungan.

On the quay and during the service those in attendance were reminded of the significance of the scout movement and off the hugely important role the movement has played in the lives of thousands of young people over the years.

Following the service the scouts took part in a number of activities throughout the town.

The organisers were delighted with the success of the event and thanked everyone involved in helping out with planning and on the day.

Thanks were also extended to the many groups who travelled long distances from around the country to be involved.

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