The Order of Cu Chulainn, the highest honour that can be bestowed on a leader in Scouting, was conferred recently on Enda Downey of Douglas. Enda who joined the Macaoimh/Cub Scouts of the 47th Cork (Douglas) back in 1975 has devoted the last thirty years in adult leadership not alone in Douglas, but also at county and National level as a trainer.
Since starting on a leadership role in Scouting, Enda’s unselfish commitment to Scouting has been the bedrock of Scouting in 6th/47th Cork Scout Group (Douglas). They were joined two years ago by the 2nd Cork (St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral) and here Enda has been a bed rock of support and guidance with his calming and jolly personality made sure everything went smoothly in a scout like manner.
Enda’s easy going manner and communication skills were quickly identified by the National Training Team of which Enda has been a senior member for many years. His enthusiasm and influence has been a catalyst to both young and old in the development of Scouting in Cork.
Loyalty and helpfulness are his key personal values and he is always willing to give freely of his time and to support others in need.
Scouting Ireland would like to recognise his commitment to the leadership and development of young people especially in the Douglas community by bestowing the Order of Cu Chulainn on him.