Leader signing at Parents Day.
For additional photos, see Annual
Deaf Scouts' Camp.
Following on from our meeting of 191st Dublin Deaf Scouts Unit and Scouting
Ireland Headquarters, We have proposed Jamboree to go ahead in 2006:-
· One of the sub-camps is specifically for Deaf Scouts, run by Deaf Scouters
for Deaf Scouts, with a Deaf Scout Sub-Camp Chief, with Deaf Scouts involved
from the outset in planning and preparation.
· The sub-camp will join in many of the organized activities (except
activities based on sound as a means of communication), but will also have their
own sub-camp program, particularly in the evening, to suit the needs of the
young deaf scouts, as appropriate.
Where is the venue?
Castle Saunderson, Co. Cavan on the boarder of Republic of Ireland and
Proposal Activities program (based on a 10 Day, Deaf Sub-Camp)
Day 1: Arrival and Opening
Day 2: Get to know your area
Day 3 - 9: Activities programs
Day 10: Warp up.
Initially we had hoped to run an International Deaf Scout Camp in 2004, to
celebrate our 10th Anniversary, unfortunately, due to time constraints it was
felt that the 2006 option would be a much better idea. International interest
has been expressed from a large variety of countries to date in relation to a
specific Deaf Camp e.g. New Zealand, Czech Republic, Yugoslavia, Austria,
Finland and Poland. The 191st will have their celebration camp as planned and
hope to invite any Leaders from countries who are interested to attend and check
out Ireland for the 2006 Jamboree.
Why a Deaf Scout Sub-Camp?
The aim of this sub-camp will be to promote scouting for deaf children and
make other scouts aware of the needs of deaf scouts. We, the Leaders involved in
the 191st feel strongly that there should be a sub-camp specifically for deaf
Scouters, having attended camps run by 'hearing' scouts over the past 9 years we
feel that there is a huge benefit to be gained from a deaf sub-camp.
Deaf children have specific communication needs which can only be met by deaf
adults with a full clear working knowledge and understanding of sign-language
and the other communication needs associated with working with deaf children and
Deaf Scouters will be involved in the planning and implementation process
from the very beginning. The 191st do not wish any special provisions to be
made, other than the recognition of their communication needs, leading to
certain specific events suitable for deaf scouts e.g. special 'campfires'.
It is felt by the 191st that such a sub-camp would promote the interests of
deaf scouting (and other disabilities) and ensure that scouts from both Ireland
and around the world will get a chance to meet, learn from each other and have
fun whilst doing so.
Deaf Scouting encourages deaf young people to perceive and understand
themselves as deaf people appreciating their own community and deaf culture. It
is only in understanding one's identity that one's self-reliance will be raised,
having the ability to join in such an event will go far towards achieving this
In addition this event will give Leaders from Ireland and throughout the
world an opportunity to network, learn from each other and work towards making
programming for young deaf scouts an even greater success.
This event will also give hearing scouts and Scouters and opportunity to mix
with deaf scouts and Scouters, this will help develop a better understanding of
deaf young people and adults and misconceptions and prejudices will be
eliminated and there will be a better working relationship between hearing and
deaf not only in scouting but in society as a whole.
In the meantime we have our new office located in Dublin Deaf Association
premises on the third floor to prepare our three years planning for the Sub-Camp
Jamboree 2006 a success.
We are in the progress making an information leaflet and brochures with
visual information and prices cost…etc.
For more information please write or email to:
Kevin G Mulqueen
Deaf Jamboree Co-Coordinator
191st Dublin Deaf Scout Unit
40 Lower Drumcondra Road
Fax: +353 1 7979037