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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.

4th October 2019

A new Commissioner has been appointed for Carmarthenshire as Ian Francis has stepped down from the role. Jonathan Williams will take over as Acting Area Commissioner from 7th October for a year. 

Chair of the Search Group, Sue Benbow, Regional Commissioner said, “I am pleased to welcome Jon to the team, it is an exciting time for Scouting in the area and I know that Jon will bring a new perspective, energy and a desire to build relationships with volunteers. 

3rd October 2019

The finalists for this year’s Celebration of Scouting Awards have been announced by ScoutsCymru.

Sixty-one individuals and groups from across Wales have been shortlisted in eight categories.

The awards, now in their third year, recognise and celebrate Scouting successes throughout Wales.

20th September 2019
Rhian

Our call for volunteers to support ScoutsCymru has been a great success with fantastic people coming forward to join Team Cymru.

We’re now looking for people with specific areas of expertise to complete the team.

If you’re a HR professional or a Project Manager, we’d love to hear from you.

As part of Team Cymru, you’ll be working alongside a strategic team led by our Chief Commissioner for Wales, Rhian Moore, to help shape Scouting in Wales.

20th September 2019

A pilot scheme launched in Wales sees Scouting take a lead role in the wellbeing of young people with family members in prison.

ScoutsCymru, alongside the family team at G4S, has established a group for young people who visit family members at HMP Parc Prison in Bridgend.

18th September 2019

Following a tough assessment process two new Regional Commissioners have been appointed, one for Powys and one for South Wales.

Simon Gatley will take over from Adrian Austin on 27 September and Rob Redmond will take up the post on 23 September.

Chief Commissioner of Wales, Rhian Moore said, “I am excited to welcome Simon and Rob to team Cymru it is an exciting time for Scouting in the region

Both Simon and Rob excelled in the assessment process and bring a wealth of leadership and Scouting experience to the team.