110 Years of Sea Scouting in Ireland

110 Years of Sea Scouting in Ireland

To mark 110 years of Sea Scouting in Ireland we are asking Sea Scout Groups to share the benefits of Sea Scouting!

The Sea Scout programme is not always easily doable for all Scout Groups, there are also groups who struggle to find someone to help them achieve the water based adventure skills badges.

This year we are asking Sea Scout Groups to take up this task to share their skills & expertise with groups they know – or even groups they are yet to meet.

Take a group kayaking to your bivvy spot, bring them sailing to the best sunrise spot or go for row around the harbour. There are no limitations – except for the need for water!

Make it age-appropriate and make it your own!

These are available for €1.20 each plus €5 postage. (eg. that would be €1.20 by 15 badges plus €5 postage is a total of €23)

Order form is available here: https://forms.gle/t123CZTAQ1D1b11F7

More details can slo be found in our info document:

We will close the order book on the 31st of May.

Captain Desmond Fortune ‘Founders Award’

Captain Desmond Fortune ‘Founders Award’


The Venture winner of the Master Mariner Competition is awarded the Captain Desmond Fortune ‘Founders Award’.

But who was he?
Captain Desmond Fortune was the founder of the Irish Institute of Master Mariners; an organisation of professional seafarers and long supporters of our youth seamanship Sea Scouting programme.

Any Scouting history aficionados out there?
You might recognise Captain Desmond Fortunes father’s name; Captain Richard Fortune, Royal Naval Reserve and founder of the Scout Movement in Ireland.

The first scout meeting in Ireland was held at Captain Fortunes house on Dame Street, Dublin in 1908.
Later this Troop grew into 1st Port of Dublin Sea Scouts – Ringsend in 1912.

After over 100-years of Scouting, the Fortune name is returning to 1st Port Sea Scouts who play host to this years upcoming Master Mariner Competition, 13th March.

Do you have a Venture or Rover interested in the experience?
More details below.
Pictured above the ‘Founders Award’ with current Venture winner Kate from Malahide.