What is the 180th Lucan Scout Group?

The 180th Dublin Lucan Scout Group is part of the Scouting Ireland Association, serving the youth of the area of Lucan South area of Dublin.

Scouting Ireland is a voluntary, uniformed, non-formal educational movement for young people. It is independent, non-political, open to all without distinction of origin, race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or ability, in accordance with the purpose, principle and method conceived by the Founder, Robert Baden-Powell and as stated by the World Organisation of the Scout Movement.

Our aim as members of Scouting Ireland is to encourage the physical, intellectual, character, emotional, social, and spiritual development of young people so that they may achieve their full potential and, as responsible citizens, to improve society.

We achieve this aim through a system of progressive self-education, known as the Scout Method, the principal elements of which are:

  1. Voluntary membership of a group which, guided by adults, is increasingly self-governing in its successive age groups.
  2. Commitment to a code of living as expressed in the Promise & Law, the meaning of which is expanded as the member grows towards maturity.
  3. The provision of a wide range of attractive, constructive and challenging activities, including opportunities for adventure and exploration both indoors and outdoors.
  4. The provision of opportunities for leadership and responsibility.
  5. Learning by doing.
  6. Encouragement of activity in small groups.
  7. An award scheme, which encourages participation in its full range of activities and provides recognition of individual and group achievements.
  8. Symbolic Framework.

The principles of Scouting Ireland are enshrined in the Scout Promise and the Scout

Law and they include:

  • Adherence to spiritual principles, loyalty to the faith that expresses them and acceptance of the duties resulting therefrom.
  • Loyalty to one's community in harmony with the promotion of peace, understanding and cooperation.
  • Responsibility for the development of ones' self.
  • Participation in the development of society with recognition and respect for the dignity of one's fellow beings and for the integrity of the natural world.
  • Use of a method of progressive self-education, known as the Scout Method, comprising programmes adapted to the various age groups.