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Toylander – Update 3 (Final Update)

Category: Beavers,Cubs,Explorers,Network,News,Parents,Scouts — rootadmin @ 4:26 pm

Some of the former scouts will remember starting this project and this is the finished Toylander Land Rover that we started with the scouts around 8 years ago ( we dont like to rush things here at Pontygwaith) .

Thanks to Derek and his scouts for finishing it off.

“Virtuall” All Wales Scout Camp

Category: Cubs,Events,Explorers,Network,News,Parents,Scouts — rootadmin @ 4:16 pm

Who says you can’t have just as much fun at home!?

We’re bringing AWSC to YOU!

Our VIRTUAL AWSC is happening on the 13th June 2020!

It’s FREE and open to ALL!

Join us on 13th June for online activities, a virtual campfire and a lot of fun! More info coming soon…

#AWSC2020 #VirtualAWSC

Chess tournament next Friday?

Category: News,Parents,Scouts — rootadmin @ 11:50 am

Any scouts or parents up for a chess tournament next Friday (17 April) via If so let me know,



Category: Beavers,Cubs,Explorers,Network,News,Parents,Scouts — rootadmin @ 10:30 am

If I get to see any articles of interest for the Cubs and Scouts i will copy and paste them onto this page, So the first one is here for Friday night.

For week 1, your challenge is….
Tie a reef knot in something that isn’t rope or string.


Things to do!

Category: Beavers,Cubs,Explorers,Network,News,Parents,Scouts — rootadmin @ 10:25 am

Bear Grylls has turned his attention to tackling boredom during the coronavirus outbreak by launching a new initiative designed to encourage children to try new activities and develop new skills.

The survival expert and chief Scout has teamed up with the Scout movement to announce ‘The Great Indoors’ initiative, a collection of more than 100 activities that young people can do to stave-off cabin fever while they are self-isolating.

Scouts Cymru

Category: Beavers,Cubs,Explorers,Network,News,Parents,Scouts — rootadmin @ 10:20 am

As schools close we’ve made 100 free activities, games and craft ideas available to ensure young people continue developing skills for life and their never-give-up spirit during this time of uncertainty. Find out more here –

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Category: Beavers,Cubs,Events,Explorers,Network,News,Parents,Scouts — rootadmin @ 6:25 am
Dear all,
I’m writing to share critical pieces of information relating to the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. This email follows my previous communications with volunteer managers over the past few weeks.

Late this afternoon, the Prime Minister has said that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others.
Suspension of face-to-face activities Given this guidance, all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events must be suspended from tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 March 2020. This suspension applies to young people and adults, and will be until further notice.

We must continue to respond to the developing situation in a calm, measured and appropriate way. We will continue to follow official guidance. The safety of everyone involved in Scouts, both young people and adults, is our number one priority. That is always at the heart of our decision making.

Government advice The Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage is frequently updated as things develop, so please check it regularly at

Events Given the latest Government guidance, we are cancelling the following events:Day of Celebration at WindsorBeaver and Cub Fundays at Gilwell Park and Woodhouse ParkGilwell 24

We will be communicating to specific audiences about these event cancellations over the next week. We’d ask that you wait for this information to be sent out rather than contacting us immediately, due to the volume of enquiries we are currently receiving.

Event organisers If you or your team are involved in organising any future Scout events, you will now need to review these plans and risk assessments given this new guidance.

Jamborees and other large events If applicable, we suggest you regularly check the websites of relevant large-scale events, for example, Jamborees and camps, for specific updates from the organisers.
European Jamboree The organisers of the European Jamboree 2020 in Poland have shared this update and continue to add to their frequently asked questions on the changing situation here. If applicable, please continue to monitor these updates.

Scout trips abroad We asked the Government (the Department for Culture, Media and Sport) for clarity about youth groups travelling abroad, as the current advice only specifies school trips. We will let you know when we receive an update. As well as the Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website has the latest information, guidance and travel advice, along with details of any restrictions – which must be followed.

Travel insurance The Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation may have implications for your travel insurance. Check with your insurers directly about the levels of cover. If you have taken insurance through Unity, they have provided an update here.

Scout Information Centre The Scout Information Centre will only be able to deal with emails and web chat until further notice. As you can imagine, we are experiencing an unprecedented level of enquiries at the moment, so please use the Government guidance as your primary reference where possible.

Keeping you updated The Government have now committed to daily briefings. So we can keep you up to date, we have created a webpage: which we’ll update from tomorrow.

Doing our bit I think we all agree that it’s in challenging times like these, that our Scout values matter most. We are talking to the Government and other community organisations to see how Scouts can support our country during this crisis. We must make sure that we do this in the safest possible way, and don’t put anyone at further risk. We will update you more on this over the coming weeks.

Scouting at home We are planning to share activities for young people to do at home with their parents if families are faced with self-isolation. We will be communicating more about this soon.

Thank you As always, I want to say a big thank you for everything you do for Scouts. By checking and following the latest Government advice and by taking a calm and measured approach, we can continue to ensure that young people and adults stay safe.

Best wishes,
Tim Kidd
UK Chief CommissionerScouts

Christmas Post

Category: Beavers,Cubs,Events,News,Parents,Scouts — rootadmin @ 10:19 pm

Don’t forget the Christmas post deadline – Saturday 7th December 2019

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