Sea Scouting (Gasógaíacht Mhara) has existed in Ireland since 1912. All Irish Sea Scout Groups are members of Scouting Ireland.
Sea Scouting provides Scout training with and through water-borne activities. Sea Scout Groups should have a good programme of hiking and camping expeditions as well as boating.
Sea Scouting is a balanced programme of land and sea activities, where the water content is essential, not optional, and where maritime tradition and atmosphere is maintained. In the Sea Scout Programme water is as important a training and activity area as woodland and mountain.