Adam Ó Ceallaigh in his scout uniform surrounded by other scouts at a jamboree

‘There are endless opportunities in scouting. It’s really nice to be part of.’

University student Adam Ó Ceallaigh has been a Scout since he was 6-years-old, and became an adult volunteer with the Dalkey Sea Scouts two years’ ago.

“You have to be getting something from your volunteer work. Scouting is the perfect thing for that,” Adam says. “It’s great for people who are outdoorsy. There are endless opportunities in scouting. Scouting is the largest youth movement across the world. There are 67 million young people involved in scouting globally. And nearly 50,000 in Ireland. It’s a global family. It’s a really nice thing to be part of.”

Adam spends 1.5 – 3 hours per week volunteering with Scouting Ireland. Adam says that volunteering with Scouting Ireland gives him the opportunity to improve the lives of young people while enhancing his own life:

“I’ve made loads of friends through scouting. And learned loads of skills. Leadership, teamwork, organisational skills. It’s unbelievable how often those skills are useful in everyday life. And I have a greater confidence in myself.”

If you’d like to find out more about volunteering with Scouting Ireland, please visit the Scouting Ireland website.
Thank you to Adam for sharing his Volunteer Story. Please DM us or email [email protected] if you’d like to share yours!

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