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13th November 2019

The Celebration of Scouting Awards have taken place for another year and we couldn’t be prouder of all our winners.

In celebration of our winners, we are going to tell you a little bit about the amazing achievements of some of our ScoutsCymru superstars!

First, we would like to introduce you to Heulwen Jenkins from 1st Wenvoe who won the Adult Volunteer Award.

Heulwen was nominated for the award being described as “an inspirational, exceptional leader” and “a leader who other adults want to volunteer with”.

8th November 2019

To coincide with Trustees’ Week 2019, we would like to introduce you to our six new trustees.

Over the past few months, we have been seeking nominations for trustees to join our board and, following our recent AGM, we’re delighted to announce the successful candidates.

Mark Brett has been elected for the North Region, Simon Brownsill and Claire Bunton for the Mid and West region and Seren Sullivan has been elected as an 18-25 member.

29th October 2019

A Scouting Group Chair came to the aid of a stranded fellow Scout in Mid-Wales over the weekend.

Catrin Pink from Aberaeron, now living in Swindon, was travelling home from ScoutsCymru’s AGM in Llandrindod Wells on Saturday, when floods and bad weather caused her to become stranded in the dark in Mid-Wales.

Having contacted numerous local hotels, all of whom were full, Catrin, a ScoutsCymru Trustee, looked up the number of a local Scouting Group online and decided to call for assistance.

29th October 2019

Those that have gone above and beyond for Scouting in Wales have been recognised and celebrated at a prestigious awards ceremony. 

Eight prestigious awards were up for grabs in this year’s Celebration of Scouting Awards with 61 volunteers and groups shortlisted.

The awards ceremony organised by ScoutsCymru, now in its third year, was held at the Metropole Hotel in Llandridnod Wells.

Of the 61 finalists, winners were selected in each of the eight categories, with some categories also highlighting individuals and groups as highly commended.

22nd October 2019

New Hill & Moorland Leader (HML) Training Course is now available:-

15th, 16th & 17th November- click here for more details.

14th October 2019
Clem Wilson (left) and Julian Jordan (right)

At ScoutsCymru we encourage people to do more, be more and learn more. This is why, as an inclusive movement, we celebrate how diverse and awesome every one of our members are.

With Dyslexia Awareness Week and Dyspraxia Awareness Week being marked this October, we caught up with two of our members who have shared their experiences of being a member of ScoutsCymru with their disabilities.

Clem Wilson, 26, is a Scouting Support Officer for Powys and was diagnosed with Dyspraxia whilst in University after his lecturers noticed he was struggling with some assignments.

10th October 2019

Look who’s joined ScoutsCymru! Introducing Joseph Murphy, one of our two new Deputy Chief Commissioners. We’ve had a busy summer recruiting new volunteers to add to Team Cymru. Joseph will help volunteers develop their own leadership skills and work together to support local teams to help young people be amazing and develop the skills that set them up for life.

We caught up with Jospeh to learn a little bit about him and why he is the perfect fit for the job.

Where are you from?

I’m from Cardiff.  

10th October 2019

At ScoutsCymru we believe that wellbeing and mental health is a huge part of the support that we provide to our young people and adult volunteers throughout their entire Scouting journey.

So, we are extremely proud to announce that we have signed our pledge with Time to Change Wales. The pledge is a public declaration that we as an organisation want to take a leading role in tackling mental health stigma and discrimination.

8th October 2019
Daniel Lyons

Look who’s joined ScoutsCymru! Introducing Daniel Lyons, one of our two new Deputy Chief Commissioners. We’ve had a busy summer recruiting new volunteers to add to Team Cymru. Daniel will support the operations side of Scouting, helping our young people to be amazing!

We caught up with Daniel to learn a little bit about him and why he is the perfect fit for the job.

 

Where are you from?

I’m originally from Bedwas but I now live in Newport. 

 

4th October 2019

With an increasingly complex world to navigate, leadership skills and team work have never been so important for young people in Wales. So, the team in ScoutsCymru have spent the last few months building a new leadership team and putting plans in place to make sure these skills are shared with volunteers who then pass them onto 15,000 young people in Wales.