The first meeting of the 164th Brackenstown Scout Troop was on the 2nd of November in 1980. The troop was formed by Leopold Batt with some interested parents from St Cronan’s Parish in Swords, Co Dublin.

The troop originally started out in a prefab in what used to be the priest’s car park but the building was burned down. Eventually planning permission was granted for the current scout den which is located behind the BASE building near St Cronan’s church on the Brackenstown Road.

The troop is well-known around Swords for delivering a trade directory to every home in the area. And down through the years the directory has helped support the unit financially.


The number of scouts involved grew over the years and the Unit split the scout troop in two forming the Thursday and Monday night groups.

This is the webpage of Thursday night scouts a 30 strong troop that meets at seven every week of the school year.

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  1. Correction to the article above the scout unit was founded in 1980 not 1981 the 2nd of November was the first Scout meeting

    • Hi David,

      Thanks for the info. I have updated the page.

      I would be interested in getting a more detailed history up on the website. If you have futher information that would improve on what we have is appreciated.

      Thanks Again,


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