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The Scout Association, Northern Ireland Scout Council

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Charity no. 103542 Date registered. 10/06/2015

Public benefits

1. The benefit which flows from our purpose is that young people are empowered to make a positive contribution to society through being engaged and supported in their personal development, including physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually. 2. This benefit is demonstrated through Scouting making a positive impact in our communities;

preparing young people to be active citizens; embracing and contributing to social change; being as diverse as the communities in which we operates. These are evidenced by feedback from our beneficiaries and the wider community. 3. There is no harm arising from our purposes. Scouting operates within a framework of safety to enable young people to take part in adventurous activities safely. 4. Scouting’s beneficiaries are children and young people. 5. The only private benefit from this purpose is that Adult Volunteers are trained to deliver the programme, but this is incidental and necessary because it is needed to operate in today’s society working with young people.

What your organisation does

Scouting actively engages and supports young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development

Who the charity helps

  • Adult training
  • Children (5-13 year olds)
  • Ethnic minorities
  • Interface communities
  • Parents
  • Volunteers
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Cross-border/cross-community
  • Cultural
  • Disability
  • Education/training
  • Sport/recreation
  • Volunteer development
  • Youth development

This display is a broad summary of the charity’s financial information. For a full understanding of the charity’s finances, the reader should view the PDF accounts and reports under the Documents tab above.





Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2018

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2017

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

Promoting the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

Governing document

Royal Charter

Other name

Scouts NI
  • 14 Trustees
  • 7 Employees
  • 2,700 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Ken Gillespie, The Scout Association Nisc, 109 Old Milltown Road, Belfast, BT8 7SP

Trustee board

Dr John Heny Brown
Mr John Stephen William Donaldson
Mr Ciaran Mcgrath
Mr Henry Roger Thompson
Mr Philip Stewart Price
Mr Christopher Thompson
Mr Stephen Bell
Mrs Rosemary Ann Elizabeth Forde
Mrs Jean Major
Mr Rodney Watson
Mr Colin John Lammey
Mr Paul Rodney Walker
Mr Nigel Jonathan Collins
Mr Steven Millar

List of regions

  • In Northern Ireland