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Scouting for Entrepreneurs

The Scout Association in the UK has launched an entrepreneur badge, adding business start-ups to a list of approved activities more traditionally associated with the scouting movement.

The move reflects a trend for schools and mainstream youth organisations to promote entrepreneurship as a discipline that encourages self-reliance and leadership, something that is needed in Ireland. It is the brainchild of multimillionaire Richard Harpin, founder and chief executive of the billion-pound Homeserve, who is funding it’s initial development.

They have developed an Entrepreneur Challenge for scouts. The Entrepreneur Challenge aims to develop Scouts’ nature for enterprise through activities which enable them to set up, or create an idea for, a Scouting enterprise or business. As part of the Entrepreneur Challenge, Scouts learn about a range of business principles that will help them create an idea for an entrepreneurial venture.

Is this something that could be applied here, perhaps within large youth organisations like the GAA? With government funding being cut across the board, it would make an interesting idea to help revenue generation for clubs as well as helping to develop the entrepreneurial mindset amongst younger people.

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