ONE Programme is the programme of Scouting Ireland and is used in all 5 Programme Sections. This principle means that each Section of Scouting Ireland delivers the programme in a similar way. ONE Programme delivers the Aim (SPICES) of our Association through the use of the Scout Method and the entire programme operates on the basis of Plan, Do and Review.
A Scout Troop is made up of all the young people and is broken into small groups called patrols. There are 6-8 young people in each Patrol. Each scout has a job in their patrol. Some will be good at skills like cooking or knots, whereas others can inspire the group, lead or organise.
As with all age groups, all parts of the Scout Method are equally important. Planning and reviewing of all activities take place in the Patrol Leaders Council. The Patrol Leaders Council is a meeting between the Patrol Leaders (PLs) and a Scouter. Assistant Patrol Leaders (APLs) can also be at these meetings. Scouts are given this time to discuss, feedback and help plan the programme, meetings and activities.
The Aim of Scouting Ireland is to encourage the physical, intellectual, character, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people so they may achieve their full potential and, as responsible citizens, to improve society. This is achieved through the SPICES and completing a journey through scout section.