ONE LOCAL SCOUT leader is on the lookout for any like-minded individuals in the county that would be interested in joining the new ‘Rover Troop’ that he is in the midst of setting up.
The new group would involve hiking, camping, mountaineering and a whole host of other outdoor activities.
Ardfert’s Jason Kelly is an experienced scout through and through having joined the historic and popular organisation close to six years ago and who is now on the hunt for any individuals out there, experienced or complete beginners, to join in with the new up and coming troop.
“Well, Rovers’ is the eldest youth member section (18 – 26 years) within Scouting Ireland. It’s the last section before you move onto becoming a ‘Scouter’, or Leader, as it would more commonly be called,” said Jason talking to the Tralee Outlook on Tuesday.
“Rovers has been gone from Kerry for a long time now, and myself along with another Rover in the county, Michael, from Killorglin, are looking to get it back going again,” he continued.
“The Crew, or Troop, will plan, do, and review all their own activities, which could range from anything from the traditional
scouting activities such as camping and hiking, to partaking in national activities such as ‘Rover Chill’, or going to international events such as ‘Rover Way’ & Jamboree, or just a nice quiet pint down the pub!,” he said.
What kind of people would they be looking for in the new troop then?
“What we’re looking for is anyone between the ages of 18 and 26, who would be interested, to get in contact as soon as possible. We’ve already put a few people together, but the more people we have the more activities and opportunities will be open to us. No previous experience of Scouting is necessary, but we do ask for genuine interest,” he finished.
Anyone looking to find out more information or sign up right away can do so by getting contact with either Jason (086 261 9877) or Michael (0851471799).