Malahide Sea Scouts always supports positive mental health for our young people.We are very proud to have supported Darkness into Light Malahide and gave up a couple hours of our weekend sleep to support those in crisis and suffering from suicide or self-harm. Thousands of people across the country walked with us from Darkness Into Light and our Scouts and Scouters were with them supporting and encouraging along the route. Oh and a big thank you to our Scouts, Ventures and Scouters who were up in the very early hours supporting Darkness into Light Malahide as volunteer stewards.
We all know someone, we are all someone who has been left behind in one way or another. We’re all aware. Everyone who attended the Darkness into Light Walks all over Ireland and across the world did something about it. Whether you were there to honour someone’s memory, to help heal your own pain and feel comforted by the support around you or if you were simply there because you believe that we need more action for mental health - you did something about it. Thank you and well done to Malahide Sea Scouts.
Also recently the Sea Scouts celebrated their 104th Launch Day! Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Ventures, Scouters, Parents and friends all gathered at the Den to launch the 2023 Boating Season! It was a beautiful day with ideal winds and plenty of sunshine. A tradition for some of our youngest Beavers to ring the Albatross Bell in front of the gathered crowd to formally open the season followed by the blessing of the boats wishing well and safe passage to all afloat.This then gave the signal to launch the fleet where over 150 young people got out for a taster of sailing, rowing, power boating and paddling. On the shore, the Cubs hosted a BBQ and bake sale with all donations towards our friends at the RNLI – nearly €900 was raised! Fair winds and following seas to everyone this year.