Eight hundred young people enjoy for a four day millennium scout camp in Dublin.

The camp brought together boys and girls from Ireland's two scout associations, the Scouts Association of Ireland and the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland.

The two competitions became part of the Millennium Camp.

Christy McCann of the Scouts Association of Ireland and Kieran Gildea of the Catholic Boyscouts talk to RTÉ News about the importance of this event in highlighting that scouting is the same the world over, with teamwork and personal development at its core.  

Apart from camping and traditional scouting activities, there was a special programme of events to celebrate Dublin's millennium. Many of the activities took place on the grounds of University College Dublin (UCD), where scouts took to the lake on makeshift rafts. 

The events have given scouts from different parts of the country the chance to meet each other. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 24 August 1988. The reporter is Andrew Kelly.