Wednesday, October 8, 2014

An invitation from Community Learning and Libraries

From Community Learning and Libraries - Newport City Council

I am writing to invite you to attend one of our Community Saturdays at Newport Central Library. We want to encourage the use of the library as a community resource by inviting groups, council departments, clubs and societies to meet our library customers to promote their activities and services. This is a great opportunity for your service to meet a wider range of potential clients and to informally promote your services. We would like to invite your group to visit Newport Central Library to promote the services within the community. We will support your group by displaying a collection of books related to your service, and provide a table and display board for any materials you wish to promote.
Community Saturdays will take place on the first Saturday of the month, between 11am and 3pm.  You can choose to do the whole day or between 11am and 1pm or 1pm to 3pm.
If you are interested in taking part in our Community Saturdays and would like more information please do contact me or complete the form attached.
I look forward to speaking to you soon.   
Yours sincerely,
Tracey Paddon
Community Learning and Libraries


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Compass Drop in Training

This coming weekend is the first of Gwent's leader training weekends.

An additional opportunity is now available on the Sunday (12th October) between 10 am and 2pm to 'drop in' for help and advice on the new Compass system that is in the process of being rolled out.

For those of you who have already registered, you may have questions about how to do things? For those of you who haven't been in to Compass yet, you might want to find out more .....

The venue for this is The Power Station, Blenheim Rd, St. Dials, Cwmbran, NP44 4SY.

Please feel free to 'drop in' or get in touch if you need more information,


Andy Broadwell • Area Training Manager


First Aid Dates (update) 2014/15


The partnership between British Red Cross and the Scout Association ends March 31st 2015 So the First Aid training team 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.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Scout Post - Flyers and Posters to download

All the posters can be downloaded by clicking the links below


I am emailing from Electric Ray (a Sony Pictures company) regarding a BIG NEW PRIME-TIME BBC ONE ADVENTURE SERIES that we are making called ‘Prized Apart’.  We are currently casting and looking for people to take part in the programme and we feel it’s something that might interest Scout Leaders and those involved with Scouting.

Taking part in this exciting new series would include travel abroad, the adventure of a life time and there is a life changing prize fund for the winners! We are looking for couples/pairs from all walks of life, of all ages and varying fitness levels.

I am wondering whether you would be happy to forward our flyer (please find attached) to your network of Scout leaders? Please feel free to pass our flyer on to friends and family also. Anybody interested in applying or wanting to find out more should email us at:

Many thanks,
The ‘Prized Apart’ Casting Team

Rugby Tickets Offer

Why not combine a visit to Cardiff with an afternoon with The Wales Rugby Team at The Millenium Stadium?  

ScoutsWales in partnership with the Welsh Rugby Union is able to offer special price tickets for Wales v Fiji on Saturday 15th November.

Tickets will be priced at £10 for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.  £20 for any adult but for every 8 tickets purchased at £10 you will get 2 adult tickets free!

All members must wear their neckers on the day to be able to take advantage of this offer.

To book your tickets and combine it with a day out in our fantastic capital please complete and return the attached order form.  Cut off to order tickets is Friday 24th October.

Please note that payment must be received at the same time as the booking and more details can be found on the order form. CLICK HERE  

If you require more information please contact the ScoutsWales Office at or telephone 01446 795277

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Gang Show

Gangshow 2015 Initial Parents Meeting  
Duffryn High School. 
Sunday 5th October 2014 2.30 p.m.

Come along and see if you would be interested in joining the cast of our next extravaganza, due to take place in the  Dolman Theatre, next summer

Find out more by e-mailing