Monday, July 28, 2014

Sad News

It is with great sadness that we report the death of
John Taylor Williams

John was a long time member of the SAS / Fellowship Team and has given many years of service and support to the District and the Scouts of Newport.

Gone Home

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

August 11th - 15:00
Service at St Johns Church, Maindee

Cremation at Croesyceiliog
Everyone is then welcome at The Green Meadow Golf Club

Family Flowers only

The family wishes no mourning clothes

Donations to Breast Cancer and The Air Ambulance

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Newport Scout and Guide First Aid Training 2014/15


The partnership between British Red Cross and the Scout Association ends March 31st 2015
So the First Aid training team is re-aligning with a new well respected training provider.

The revised course remains a 2 day outdoor course which is recognised by a majority of the lead bodies which require a specific level of qualification, which include ML both Summer & Winter, IML, WGL, SPA, MIA, MICRYA, BCU, WECA, SMBLA, CTC, BASI, etc.
The 2 day practical certificate offers a greater in-depth knowledge designed for outdoor pursuits, having elements relevant for the out doors
Day 2 of the course will be conducted out doors and there must be at least 6 candidates to run the course with a maximum of 12 persons

Day 1 at Skip Jennings Hall, Newport (Indoors)
Day 2 (Outdoors) Caerleon Scout Hut Cold Bath Road,

Click here to download the application form with time table Download doc

Roger Swabey

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Hello Everyone
I have been asked to pass this on, sounds really interesting and something to do over the Summer Holidays.

Also can anyone help with any archives that you hold spanning across 
and beyond 100 years of Scouting for the planned October showing as more details will follow.

Regards  Rita Anstee

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Invitation - Training Adviser Support Workshop

Invitation - Training Adviser Support Workshop

Open to all Leaders within the District

Sunday 13th July 2014
10:30 til 15:00

See the attached PDF invitation CLICK HERE

Please contact Wendy Mustow for confirmation of booking

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Awards in the District

The District Commissioner is very pleased to announce these awards to 
District Members 

Cheryl Martin
Annmarie Dicken
David Park
Lara Lamb

Years service awards

5 years
Timothy Hasllet
Christopher Williams

10 years
Katherine Lewis 
Alison Williams
Joanna Attwood
Charlotte Edwards
15 years
Thomas Hazlewood
Joan Hazlewood

 I know all of the district send their best wishes on these awards and a BIG THANK YOU from all the scouts who have and are benefiting from all your support.

Well done to all of you I look forward to presenting these as soon as suitable date can be agreed.




Monday, June 9, 2014

Discount offer at the new Trespass Store

A new Trespass store has opened on the Newport Retail Park and on the 

2nd of July

They are willing to offer a further 10% off there already 50% off promotion! They will run the discount from  8pm- 9.30pm on Wednesday 2nd July. 

The store will be closed to the general public but open to all members and familily of the Newport District 

More details from Polly as soon as he gets it 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Volunteer a week away in the UK

Are you interested in getting involved in volunteering on a summer camp this July or August? Or interested in taking a gap year in the UK and volunteering for up to a year on a full-time basis?

Volunteers needed for Summer Heritage Camps
Aged 16-25? Want to do something different, fun and rewarding this summer?
Why not volunteer on a CSV Heritage Camp!
CSV Heritage Camps is an opportunity like no other. You’ll spend a week volunteering to help preserve or restore a famous cathedral, church or historic building and doing your bit to protect our architectural heritage. You’ll get some great experience for your CV, make new friends, have a lot of fun and get the opportunity to make a difference to some of the most spectacular buildings in Britain.
Camps take place every year during July and August at various locations across the UK. Each camp is led by two experienced volunteer team leaders, who are also part of the team. Accommodation, food and equipment is provided.

Volunteers are aged between 16 and 25, with the leaders generally in their 20's. No previous experience is required. Volunteers mix with other young people from across the country and Europe, and have the opportunity to take part in an exciting week of development and team work.
Activities may include maintaining, cleaning and helping to conserve the buildings and grounds of the cathedral or historic building where you are based. You may also be restoring monuments and statues, re-laying stone pathways, maintaining ornamental woodwork and brass features, clearing crypts and cellars, painting, gardening or restoring graveyards.
CSV Heritage Camps is a great opportunity for those with an interest in architecture, heritage conservation, archaeology or those undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh Gold award. Whatever your interest, each camp is a great opportunity to do something worthwhile and totally different, have fun and get to know new people. 
CSV Heritage Camps volunteers contribute £200 towards the cost of accommodation, food, equipment for the week.
For more information about CSV Heritage Camps and to apply visit the our website
Alternatively email  or call 0121 643 8080
Gap Year Opportunities

CSV Full Time Volunteering has a wide variety of opportunities for those looking to take a free gap year in the UK and gain skills and experience for their CV.  Placements are available throughout the year for a period of 6-12 months.

Our opportunities involve moving away from home however accommodation and subsistence is provided including £35 per week for day to day expenses plus food (or up to £40 per week to buy food).  Volunteers could be placed anywhere in the UK from the highlands of Scotland to the coasts of Cornwall depending on the project to which the volunteer is matched. There are hundreds of opportunities and a wide range of different projects volunteers can get involved in.

The type of opportunities are wide ranging but are largely within health or social care settings.
Typically these might include:
• Supporting adults or children that have a disability in their own home
• Helping disabled students at university e.g. by note taking or helping with day-to-day living
• Providing respite care for full time carers
• Volunteering in a group or community home
• Providing support or help in a homeless shelter
• Mentoring and befriending young people at risk of offending or exclusion from school

CSV’s placements are a great opportunity to gain practical skills and experience, improve employability, make new friends and make a difference to people’s lives. No previous experience or qualifications are required. Volunteers should be aged between 18-35 and be eligible to volunteer full-time in the UK.

Anyone interested in CSV's gap year opportunities can apply online at

Many thanks.
John Maxwell
Recruitment and Welcome Service Manager
T: 0121 643 7690
5th Floor, Scala House
36 Holloway Circus
B1 1EQ