The Minister for Rural and Community Development,  Michael Ring has announced €300,000 in funding through the LEADER Programme for the construction of a new scout den in Castlebar.

Minister Ring told Midwest News this morning that this is fantastic news for Castlebar. The new scout den will benefit young people in the community for many years to come.

He said scouting provides a great outlet and provides important life skills to young people. It also helps foster a love of our great outdoors and an appreciation, at an early age, of the benefits of working together.

“With this investment, the Minister says, “Castlebar will have a top of the range scouting den which will allow the group to increase numbers and will include facilities for wheelchair access. This is a real coup for the town and is fantastic news for local parents and young people”.

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