NewsVolunteers – we need you!

22nd February 2019

The 5th Cork Lough Scout Group is based in the heart of Cork City, right beside The Lough. We provide a fun, educational programme for over 90 youth members.  Run by a team of dedicated volunteers, the Lough Scout Group aim to encourage the Social, Physical, Intellectual, Character, Emotional and Spiritual development of young people so that they may achieve their full potential and as responsible citizens, to improve society.

“Scouting inspires … courage, character-building, self-reliance and community awareness. It also motivates our young people to achieve their full potential.” – Nelson Mandela

Given the strong growth in youth membership in recent years, we are now actively seeking adults to volunteer with our scout group. You do not require any scouting experience or skills. You will learn these as you go along, but it’s not all knot making and survival skills!

With such a spectacular range of activities from hiking to camping, kayaking to community work, Scouting offers a gateway to a lifestyle that allows you to stay healthy, challenge yourself and learn from what you do. It’s a brilliant opportunity to support the young people of your community.

“Scouting got me away from the desk, got me doing useful, fun & exciting things, thinking back it taught me more things than school ever did.” – Richard Branson

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, we are currently looking for help in the following areas specifically:

  • Fundraising team – ad hoc hours mainly around fundraising events. Small team already in place but they need help and support organising fundraising events. No training or experience required. No direct contact with our youth members.
  • Scouter – working with youth members directly on regular basis as part of a team of scouters providing fun, educational programme. Garda Vetting must be completed along with full training which will be provided.
  • Group Treasurer – a member of our management team who would have oversight of our finances. Does not need to be a qualified accountant, just good with tracking income/expenditure.


Please contact Aoife if you are interested or if you would like some more information.

Phone/WhatsApp: +353 85 7883247



Fun, Friendship and Adventure for boys and girls aged six through to twenty-six in Cork City.