Breaking News: A very well done to all those from Newport who took part in the Gwentrek Extreme competition held over this last weekend. An excellent result with 1st and 2nd place going to the ESU Teams and a 3rd place by the 28th Newport young leaders.
The nights are drawing in and so our programmes focus on indoor meetings across the city. Let's still make the most of the lovely autumn weather by getting outside enjoying the countryside, watching nature closing down with its magic of colours and shapes, maybe setting up our own bird feeding areas, homes for hedgehogs to live happy during the cold and wet to come.
Let's not forget the Newport 'food bank' let's make the last Thursday of month our target night when we can take our groups collections over to Fred's shed so the SAS members can ensure it gets to the food bank. This is a opportunity for some of scouts and older members to do service by joining the food bank on their special collection days!
The 'scout post' is also getting closer by the day, this is again a great way of involving parents and other supporters and some may even become full uniform leaders in the future if we make the post 'fun' even when it is hard work. Let's also try ensuring we put all the post in the correct boxes, sacks etc. to guarantee the post gets through on time and with the least amount of fuss and double handling.
I've been out and about presenting a large number of awards both to scouts (gold award) 1st Llanmartin and adult awards to the 1st Marshfield, the 6th Bank street and the 24th. A mix of wood badges and service awards. Well done everyone and thank you to all who work so hard week in week out, we do make a difference!
Also let's not forget to welcome our districts new ADC CUBS Katherine Lewis, I know we will all give her the support she needs to ensure our cubs get the best cub scouting possible.
Good luck and lots of fun cub scouting.
Don't forget area training drop in weekend 10 - 12th October check with Wendy for more details so you can pick when and what you need rather than give up a full weekend! So go on find out more.
The district scout camp weekend just at the start of the half term school holidays.
The district is looking for a new ADC scouts interested? Come on let's talk!