Last week I attended the last meeting of the 1st Wicklow, 2nd Dublin scout troop before the summer break. Having been involved in scouting nearly my whole life I have been lucky enough to see first hand the incredible benefits it has to offer and I’m very thankful for the opportunities it has given me. Not only does it teach important skills, it also allows young people to meet a huge variety of people and often gives them the chance to see different cultures all around the world. It is through scouting that I learnt the importance of involvement in local community.
However now as Public Representative I have the fortune to see scouting from a different perspective. I now see how extremely lucky Greystones is to have such a strong scouting movement which contributes so much to our local community. The 1st Wicklow 2nd Dublin scout troop has always been at the forefront of community life in Greystones, be it in lending a helping hand to other groups such as Tidy Towns or taking part in events such as the St. Patricks day parade.
It is groups such as these that make Greystones such a fantastic place to live and create the tangible sense of community which our town is so lucky to have. This is why I believe it is so important that the council does everything it can to support these community groups in anyway possible.