Thursday, October 8, 2015

Zombie Run

Zombie Run 2015

Quick Information

Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th October 2015
- Location as opposite
- Site opens at 4:30pm Saturday
- Scouts to leave site from 10:30am Sunday
- £10 entrance fee per Scout to include snack after the hike and light breakfast
- Each team will be given a start time at registration at event
- Teams can range from 4-7 members
- All members must meet the required equipment standard, no kit, no play!
All team entry forms for this event need to be returned to Gareth Davies before 9th October if your Scouts wish to take part.


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Young Leader Training

Hi All,
You may be aware that an adult training weekend is taking place on the 17 / 18 October. Running alongside this on Saturday 17th at the same venue (the Powerhouse in Cwmbran) is YOUNG LEADER training. 

GSLs if you have YOUNG LEADERS who are not attendees at any of the Newport Explorer units, please could you make the relevant young people aware of this training. 

Details and costs are on the attached file which needs to be completed and returned to Peter Sheppard.

If you have any queries, please comment on this message, and I will respond as soon as possible

Yours in Scouting
Andrew King - DESC

Application form download (PDF file)      Application form download  (Word Doc file)

Saturday, October 3, 2015

District Diary Dates

Newport District Diary Update: 1st - 31st October and 1st - 17th November


The latest version of the Newport District Diary covering 1st – 31st October and 1st – 17th November. 

Please share the Diary with your Group members and teams as soon as possible.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information in the diary is accurate, if you spot any errors, omissions or have any feedback, please let me know.

Also, if you have any future events you would like included in the diary updates, please share the details with me. The deadline for entries for each new Diary is the 28th of the month.

Yours in scouting

Andrea Fairless
Newport Deputy District Commissioner

download link


Further to my email on Wednesday evening with the Newport District Update for 1st – 31st October and 1st – 17th November, an eagle-eyed GSL has spotted a mistake with the entry on Tuesday 6th October - District Team meeting.

This meeting is to be held at the Skip Jennings Hall NOT the Newport Civic Centre as stated. There will also be a change to the normal format of this District Team meeting as there will be a presentation of the Newport District Long Term plans from the DC, Steve Crowley and myself, the Deputy DC to all interested parties starting at 7.30 pm. EVERYONE IS INVITED.

Hope to see you there

Thursday, September 17, 2015

25th Scout Group Fete

25th Scout Fete

19th September - Scout HQ - Llanover close, Malpas
Starts 14:00

Book sales, White Elephant, Cans and foodstuff, Fancy goods, Bottle stall, splat the rat and more !
The weather is going to be fine so come along and enjoy an afternoon out at the annual fund-raising fete for the 25th Malpas Scout Group.

Volunteers to help on the day will be very welcome.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Newport District Diary Update: 1st - 30th September and 1st - 18th October

Since Steve Crowley and I joined Newport District in March, we have been looking at new ways to communicate what is going on at District, Area, Wales and UK level to ensure that you are all kept up to date.  Our plan is to publish a six week diary at the start of each month. Attached is the first update covering 1st – 30th September and 1st – 18th October.

Andrea Fairless
Newport Deputy District Commissioner

Click here to download / print or view the documents here

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Training Opportunities

GWENT SCOUTS Adult Leader Training Team 
Training Weekend 17th- 18th October 2015 
@ ‘The Power Station’, Blenheim Rd, St. Dials, Cwmbran, NP44 4SY 


Friday, August 21, 2015

Executive Support Day October 2015

An Invitation from 

Executive Support Day October 2015 

Sunday 18th October 2015


The Power Station’, Blenheim Road, St. Dials, Cwmbran, NP44 4SY

Coffee from 9-30am (sessions start at 10am), finished about 4pm


Executive Committee member’s at Group or District level (GSL, Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer in particular)

What’s covered?
The day is designed to help executive committee members understand their roles & work more effectively. Sessions will focus on roles, finance, recruitment & effective executives.

Other details?
You are asked to provide your own packed lunch, but drinks will be available through the day.
Course fee?


details supplied by Wendy Mustow