Our Group is situated in the city of Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland.
1st Newry (Earl Kilmorey) Scout Group has been running in the town of Newry (now the City of Newry) since 1910 and possibly earlier as Scouting first started in the town of Newry in early August 1908. In 1911 the Group became closely linked to Downshire Road Presbyterian Church and to the current day we still maintain these strong ties.
The Group provides boys with the chance to gain a wide range of valuable skills while at the same time providing fun and friendship within a safe environment. Many of these skills are taught through camping and outdoor activities as envisaged by our founder Lord Baden-Powell.
Our Scout hall is located in Sandys Street adjacent to Sandys Street Presbyterian Church and to the rear of Windsor Hill Primary School.
The Scout Hall is also used by members of the Girl Guide Association with Brownies and Rainbows meeting in the hall on a regular basis. The Group maintains a very close working relationship with the membership of these sections of the Girl Guide movement.
We are a thriving group with a Beaver colony for young boys between the ages of 6 and 8 years, a Cub pack for those aged from 8 to 10 ½ years, a Scout Troop for those aged 10 or 10½ to 14 or 14½ and an Explorer unit for 14 or 14½ to 18 years of age. All of our Scout sections are open to boys from the local area.
Brownies and Rainbows, part of the Girl Guide movement, are open to girls from age 6 years of age up to the age of 11.
Each section is run by a number of warranted leaders who have undertaken approved Scout training in order to ensure the health and safety of all our members. Currently the Beaver and Cub sections are supported by at least one young leader who is an Explorer Scout.
The section meeting times are:
Beavers (aged 6 - 8) Monday evening from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.
Cubs (aged 8 - 101/2) Monday evening from 7.30 to 9.00 p.m.
Scouts (aged 101/2 – 14 or141/2) Friday evening from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m.
Explorer Scouts (14 or 141/2 to 18) currently meet Friday evenings with the Scout Troop but remain until 10.00 p.m.
If you look at our history and gallery pages you will discover that we are one of the oldest groups in Northern Ireland, with a long and unbroken tradition of commitment to the youth in our community – helping our young people strive to new heights, experience new challenges and most importantly of all, have fun.
Spend a few minutes looking at the full range of activities we cover with our young members. Scouting is all about meeting new people and making new friends.
If, after all that, you feel you would like to help in some way, or join us having fun then you can e-mail us at:
BEAVERS: firstname.lastname@example.org (link --- Carol McW & M Ferris e-mail)
CUBS: email@example.com (link --- William McAlpine & M Ferris e-mail)
SCOUTS: firstname.lastname@example.org (link --- M Ferris e-mail & Garry McW)
EXPLORERS: email@example.com (link --- M Ferris e-mail & Garry McW )
For any other information about the group, please contact our Scouter in charge: firstname.lastname@example.org (link --- M Ferris e-mail)