1990s

In 1990 Paddy Delaney returned to the group as Venture Leader and started the first venture unit in the Slaney District.  Another new departure for the group was participation in orienteering club events and swanaboreeing up local rivers.  Watches started to participate regularly in the Sionnach adventures – weekend challenges on a mountain range – all over the country.

The Slaney district camps continued in Rosslare, Lough Dan, Barntown, Arklow, Woodstown and Rosslare.  The District also ran another Breadán on the Avoca River in kayaks and half-barrel rafts.  The group travelled to an International Jamboree in Cheshire and another in Ballyfin.

Some old traditions were revived like sailing on Asgard II and the Chief Scout Award were presented to sea scouts in the group in 1993.  The tradition continued with more scouts taking on challenges especially assigned to them by the chief scout.  Watch leaders organised cycling expeditions of Kerry, Wicklow and Waterford with many adventures on route.  The group started canoeing, rowing and farting on the River Barrow again.

In 1996, the group focused on leader training, charge cert training and a large delegation went to the Sea Scout Jamboree on Lough Erne.  In 1998 sme of hte sea scouts sailed in the Tall Ships race in Dublin.  In the 1990s a strong swimming team competed each year in the East Coast Swimming Gala in Clontarf outdoor facilities, where conditions were sometimes bracing.  Sinead Donovan was the first girl to win the Bass Shield since the competition started in 1919.

1993 Paddy's Day1993 Swimming Gala

1997 Charlfield R Barrow

1991 Asgard II2

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