What do Scouts do?

  • make their own decisions
  • help plan their own activities
  • challenge themselves
  • work in patrols as a team
  • learn about leadership and commitment
  • undertake outdoor activities and challenges
  • help others
  • undertake advanced proficiency schemes
  • become Explorer Scouts


1st Newry (Earl Kilmorey) Scout Troop is open to boys aged from 10½ to 14½ years who want to make friends and widen their interests in ways that are both educational and fun - young people who want something different from the usual after school routine of games, homework and television.

Scout activities are about action, getting out and not just turning up at the weekly Scout meeting. It involves Camping, archery, hiking, shooting, pioneering, climbing, computing, putting exhibitions, cooking, lighting fires, district and county events - the list goes on.

Today there are over half a million Scouts in the UK taking part in over 200 activities from Abseiling to Zorbing. It's not just about putting up tents.

Now that have more information about our Scout Troop please contact us for more information and come along and join in the fun.

Contact: One of the Leaders by e-mail at : scouts@1stnewryscouts.org.uk (Garry McWhirter's & Mferris e-mail for link) and scouterincharge@1stnewryscouts.org.uk (Mervyn Ferris e-mail address for link)