Lough Dan prides it self in having a volunteer team of “Outdoor Educators” whose job is to provide support to the local scout groups. This can be in the form of running activities to just helping groups see the opportunities that exist on-site and in the surrounding area. Being in the hearth of the Wicklow Mountains National Park our philosophy encourages everyone to “Pitch & Get Out” into all that the area has to offer and to reconnect with nature.
We can provide a qualified mountain leader (for a small fee) to help you on your Gaisce or DoE expeditions or for your Chief Scout’s Award hike.
We have a few different levels of staff involvement.
Campsite Staff – these are the people that run the campsite over the course of the weekend. All the campsite staff in Lough Dan are volunteers and devote their free time to the development of the campsite and the education of young people. As a staff member in Lough Dan you can expect to do all sorts of everything from helping groups with their programme to improving and expanding the activities that we supply in Lough Dan. Committing to “work/training weekends” throughout the year, where lots of staff from LD come down to get a specific project or number of projects completed in a weekend.
Campsite staff in Lough Dan can stay in the staff bunk rooms and use the staff canteen facilities. If you would like to be part of our team of outdoor educators there are very few prerequisites needed. You have to be a member of SI, Garda vetted and you have to able to commit to do your share.
Just contact [email protected] or fill in the Form below. If you are Under 18, that’s great too, but you need to fill out the Youth Staff application form, at the bottom of the page.