32nd Dublin (Rathgar) Scout Group is based in Christ Church Rathgar and is a member of the newly formed Scout association Scouting Ireland since January 2004. Rathgar Scout Troop has been in operation since 1917. The group is one of 9 Scout groups which comprise the DodderScoutCounty. The group as a whole has over 70 members and leaders spread over 3 sections.
Beaver Scouts is for boys aged 6 to 8 years of age. Beavers meet weekly from 6 - 7 p.m. on Thursdays.Programme centres on games, arts and crafts and other activities designed to stimulate the imagination and encourage members to have lots of fun whilst making lots of new friends. Annual events include attending Beaver National Fun days, pantomime visits and Dublin Zoo trips.
Cub Scouts meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Cubs is for boys aged 8 - 10. Cubs are divided into sixes, with a sixer leading each six. Cubs make friends and have lots of fun. Cubs go camping at least once a year, go on day hikes and do badgework which encourages learning new skills.
Scouts is open to those aged 11 - 16 and meet every Friday from . The troop is divided into a number of patrols and each patrol has 6 - 8 members, including a patrol leader who looks after the group and ensures that everyone knows what’s going on. Friday meetings are a mix of games and activities, including team building challenges, skills challenges and lots of fun. Scouts go camping 4 - 5 times a year, take part in county competition camps, Hostelling weekends in winter, day hikes, events and more. The highlight of every year is the week long summer camp.
Scafia Venture Scouts is open to Scouts who reach 16, who then have the option of joining. It draws its membership from 4 groups in the County.
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