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20th February 2020
Kris Hall

Young people are at the very heart of what we do here at ScoutsCymru. This is why we are working hard to make Scouting more youth shaped throughout Wales. We know that young people should be involved in decision making, programme creation and all other elements of our organisation. We want ScoutsCymru to reflect the fast-paced and ever-changing world facing our young people today.

To celebrate this, we caught up with Kris Hall, 21, from North Wales who is one of our amazing Youth Commissioners to find out a little bit about him and his role.

 

14th February 2020
Volunteer in helmet

Being a youth-led movement, it is important that we recognise the valuable contribution young people can provide a committee, whether that be on a Group, District, Area or National level. Young trustees can provide insights into what people their age require and how they think we can best deliver. By appointing a young trustee, you will not only help your committee, you will also help that young person to gain valuable skills.

Here are some of the main advantages of having young trustees on your board -

7th February 2020

Young people are at the very heart of what we do here at ScoutsCymru. This is why we are working hard to make Scouting more youth shaped throughout Wales. We know that young people should be involved in decision making, programme creation and all other elements of our organisation. We want ScoutsCymru to reflect the fast-paced and ever-changing world facing our young people today.

To celebrate this, we are going to be writing a series of blogs throughout February that will help you to ensure that your young people have their say!

4th February 2020

ScoutsCymru is urging a growing number of young people suffering with mental health issues to “embrace the outdoors and the positive effects of exercise”.

The organisation, which encourages thousands of children and teenagers to get outdoors and gain skills for life, has said that physical activity and socialising can assist in tackling issues surrounding anxiety, loneliness, and stress in young people.

29th January 2020

Merlin and Gwynedd Explorers make a ‘community impact’

ScoutsCymru Explorers from North and West Wales have made a huge impact in their local communities.

Merlin Explorers from Carmarthen and Gwynedd Explorers spent time visiting local care homes last year as they worked towards their Queen's Scout Award: International, Community and Values (ICV) list.

8th January 2020

We have exciting news! Introducing Gavin Scott who is our new Area Commissioner for Clwyd!

We caught up with Gavin to learn a little about him and his new role!

Where are you from?

I now live in the village of Pennyffordd in Flintshire but I grew up in Llangollen.

 

Who do you work for outside of Scouting and in what role?

6th January 2020

We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance and Operations Administrator to join our Headquarter team based at Castle House, Caerphilly

 

As Scouts, we believe in empowering young people with skills for life.  We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more.  We believe in bringing people together.  We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always.  We’re part of a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.

 

3rd January 2020

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!

Next, we would like to introduce you to Steve Burges, one of our brilliant volunteers who won the Lifetime Achievement Award.

20th December 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!

Next, we would like to introduce you to the Ceri Carlyon who won the Community Impact Award.

Ceri has a disability, and although her physical abilities are deteriorating, it hasn’t stopped her from working tirelessly to ensure the success of her sections.

20th December 2019

The next All Wales Scouts Orienteering competition will be held on Sunday 21st June 2020.

Although the competition is only open to Scouts and Explorer Scouts, we are opening the courses to Leaders and Helpers if they wish to give Orienteering a try, although the entries will not be included in the competition but times will be given for to anyone completing a course.

The closing date for entries is 15th June.