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5th August 2019
Put the 'V' in 'CV'

We’re on the lookout for professionals to join Team Cymru, a strategic team led by our Chief Commissioner for Wales, Rhian Moore, to help shape Scouting in Wales.

It’s a great time to join the organisation as we’re growing and evolving.

If helping over 14,000 young people in Wales develop the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future, is not enough of a reason to volunteer with us, here’s five other reasons:

Use your professional skills to help the next generation

2nd August 2019
Know someone inspirational?

With the nominations for the Celebration of Scouting Awards 2019 now open, we’re profiling some of last year’s winners.

Next up is Shan Cheeseman who won the Inspirational Volunteer Award 2018.

Shan was nominated for the award due to her dedication to saving Scouting in Kidwelly. She transformed the once dwindling group into one that is now thriving and blossoming and is inclusive, community focussed and has the young people at the heart of everything it does.

29th July 2019

With the nominations for the Celebration of Scouting Awards 2019 now open, over the next few weeks, we’re going to profile some of last year’s winners.

Next up is Ty Hafan Scout Group who won the Community Impact Award.

Ty Hafan Scout Group was given the award as a result of its fantastic work at Ty Hafan Hospice where it has made Scouting accessible to children with life limiting illnesses.

24th July 2019

We’re recruiting for Team Cymru and we need your professional skills

At ScoutsCymru, we give over 14,000 young people in Wales the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure, while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future.

We help them develop the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge and the big dreams: the skills they need for life.

We help young people in Wales get going, get thinking, and get stuck into all kinds of things.

23rd July 2019
Celebration of Scouting Awards

With the nominations for the Celebration of Scouting Awards 2019 now open, over the next few weeks, we’re going to profile some of last year’s winners.

First up, it’s 1st Johnston Scouts who won the New & Innovative Scouting Award.

1st Johnston Scouts were recognised on the back of their success in the Young Reporters for the Environment Litter Less Campaign, an international journalism competition run in Wales by Keep Wales Tidy on behalf of FEE (The Foundation for Environmental Education).

23rd July 2019
Llangollen Beavers learning Welsh songs around the campfire

The Welsh Beaver, Cub and Scout Awards were relaunched by ScoutsCymru in January of this year and have been completed for the first time by the Llangollen District Beavers.

The North Wales contingent completed the award over the course of one day with a range of Welsh themed activities.

The award revamp has meant that the process of completion is now more flexible, and the badge list has been updated.

The updated badges include; Wales in the past, Wales in the future, Our culture, Where we live and Things to do.

22nd July 2019
Scouts at the airport

Scouts from all over Wales are busy preparing for the trip of a lifetime to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia.

Joining 45,000 Scouts from nearly every country across the world, the Welsh contingent have spent nearly two years planning, training and fundraising £3500 each to take part in one of the most international events on the planet.

1st July 2019

Nominations for the Celebration of Scouting Awards 2019 are now open with groups and volunteers encouraged to put themselves and their colleagues forward.

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

There are eight categories of awards:

28th June 2019
Swansea Pride

June is Pride Month, a month to celebrate gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and asexual people, plus all other sexual orientations and genders.

To coincide with this, we have caught up with Louisa Shapton, a member the Apollo 7 Explorer Scout Unit, who attended her first Pride event earlier this year.

On May 4th, 17-year-old Louisa along with 12 explorers, leaders and support members attended Swansea Pride.

28th June 2019
Woodland clean up

A group of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from 5th Neath Bryncoch have drafted in the support of the local community to rescue an unloved woodland area in Bryncoch Neath.

The Scouts Group partnered with local environment group Clean Cymru, Neath Port Talbot Council and local Councillors for the woodland clean, which took place on May 31st.

During the day, 50 people took part in a rubbish collection and area tidy up, before hearing a habitat talk by an Environmental Officer.