Thérèse Bermingham from Killiney, Ireland was one of 12 elected volunteer members and former Vice-Chairman of the World Scout Committee, one of the most senior roles in the main executive body of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. Scouting and Guiding in Ireland is well represented in the wider Scouting movement-in addition to Bermingham, the Chairman of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is another Irish woman, Elspeth Henderson.
In 2007, Bermingham attended the 21st World Scout Jamboree and joined 350 young people-a boy and a girl from almost every country-for a sunrise ceremony at Brownsea Island, off the coast of Dorset to mark the centenary of Scouting.
- "World Scout Committee". World Organisation of the Scout Movement. http://www.scout.org/en/our_organisation/governance/world_committee. Retrieved 2006-09-13.