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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Scouts

Last year
# Cork
Former scout leader jailed for a year over indecent assault of 13-year-old boy
Michael Noel Sheehan was found guilty of indecently assaulting the boy on a weekend away in the 1980s.
All time
# Courts
Former scout leader calls for gardaí to find his 'many victims'
The 69-year-old has been sentenced twice for offences that occurred in the ’70s and ’80s.
# Cork
Man (70s) charged with 27 sex offences after garda probe into allegations of abuse of former scouts
It is claimed that the boys were aged between 12 and 16 at the time of the alleged offences.
# brigid mcmanus
Expert appointed to assess governance and safeguarding at Scouting Ireland
The review is expected to be completed in April this year.
# Sexual Abuse
Government to consider statutory inquiry into Scouting Ireland after victims of sexual abuse speak out
One victim described his relationship with drugs and alcohol as a result of the abuse.
# Courts
Former scout leader jailed for six-and-a-half years for sexual abuse of four boys
The now 67-year-old admitted molesting a number of young boys during an interview over 20 years ago.
# Child Protection
Scouting Ireland asks Tusla for evidence about why it questioned overnight camping trips
Scouting Ireland says these concerns were never raised with the organisation.
# problems
‘It’s now becoming common for me to hear that 3-year-old boys are being approached by scouts’
Journalist and author Michael Calvin chats to The42 about his new book ‘No Hunger in Paradise’.
# Virtual Reality
The new Football Manager game predicts how Brexit might impact the Premier League
Director Miles Jacobson also spoke of how the game employs 1300 scouts in 51 countries.
# scouts abroad
Irish teenager jumps 25 feet into river to save boy's life in Turkey
Scouts Sean Thompson and Millie Powell have been hailed as heroes after rescuing a 14-year-old.
# bitter dispute
America has ended its ban on gay leaders (but there's an opt-out for church-backed troops)
The organisation has been under pressure to do so since June’s US Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage nationwide.
# ging gang gone
Thieves have stolen this entire container filled with a Dublin scout troop's equipment
It’s not exactly small…
# Reunion
Do you know the mystery leader in this 1974 Kildare Scout photo?
The Celbridge Scout group is holding a reunion to celebrate its 40th anniversary during the summer and is trying to contact as many former scouts and leaders as possible to bring them all together.
# Scouts
US Boy Scouts maintain ban on gay members and leaders
The Boy Scouts of America have cited the support of the ‘vast majority of parents of the youth we serve’.
# US
US judge orders release of West Memphis 3 after 18 years in prison
Three men convicted of the killing of three 8-year-old boys in 1993 say they will continue to work to clear their names.