Troop 187 a Scout-led troop serving Dublin and the surrounding communities. We believe in the principle that the troop belongs to the Scouts. Troop 187 is led by the Senior Patrol Leader (the highest Scout held position) and the Scouts who are elected by their peers. The adults are mentors who provide guidance and oversight so that the Scouts will have a safe program that adheres to the Guide to Safe Scouting. Through this philosophy, the Scouts learn to become independent leaders who can use the life skills gained through Scouting in all aspects of their lives.
Each Scout will learn to become an effective leader by performing the duties of the leadership positions he holds as he moves through his Scouting career. Scouts are responsible for their advancement.
Our program strives to achieve the Aims of Scouting: character development, citizenship training, and mental & personal fitness. We do this through the “Methods of Scouting” which include: the ideals (scout oath and law, motto & slogan), the patrol method, the outdoors, advancement, association with adults, personal growth, leadership development and the uniform.
We are an active troop and most months we hold at least one outdoor activity. This may include camping, canoeing, a lock-in or some other sort of fun. We hold leadership training courses for the Scouts so that they are prepared to lead the troop and we attend summer camp each year-sometimes twice! We have Scouts who have participated in Jamboree’s and High Adventure and everything in between.
If Troop 187 sounds like where you want to be we encourage you to read on. If you are just browsing we hope that you find something useful and if you are a Troop 187 alumnus we are glad your back.