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Galway Sea Scouts

Galway Sea Scouts is the only such scouting group to be found on the country’s western coastline, between Sligo and Cork. But with 3000 miles of unbroken Atlantic off the western seaboard and a rich seafaring tradition on which to build, it is no surprise that the group is thriving and continues to expand the array of activities on offer.

Current membership stands at just under 100 and ranges in age from six year old Beaver Scouts, to 17 year old Ventures.  Sea scouts learn and practice a diverse number of skills, including: sailing, canoeing, rowing, hill walking, orienteering and bush craft.  The group operates under the Scouting Ireland constitution and is affiliated to both the Irish Sailing Association and the Irish Canoeing Association - the abundance of inland waterways in the region being another natural advantage enjoyed by Galway Sea Scouts.

 However, while the Galway Sea Scouts may enjoy a host of advantages, their relatively expensive equipment means fundraising and support are critical to the group’s longer term prospects. When seeking to finance the purchase of three new boats and sails for older vessels, Galway Sea Scouts sought the support of Clann Credo.  A thorough assessment of the group found it to be well-structured and a well-run operation that delivers a strong social impact, while imparting critical life-forming skills to the budding maritime adventurers of the western seaboard.

Location: Galway Harbour Water Sports Centre, Harbour Enterprise Park, New Docks, Co. Galway


"Briding Finance from Clann Credo was invaluable and facilitated our use of the Sports Capital Grant to purchase much needed boats for Cork Boat Club. Our club goes from strength to strength with increased membership and success on and off the water. We look forward to working with Clann Credo again. -John McCarthy, Chairman of Cork Boat Club"