Family Pizza Night & Peace Mala Accreditation
At the end of the summer term we held our annual family get together. This year rather than our usual barbecue at Llansteffan, we held a Pizza evening at Cwmoernant Barn. We are once again indebted to Penny Reynolds for her generosity in allowing us use of the barn, and on this occasion use of the fabulous pizza oven.
Around 100 people attended the evening, during which several Beavers, Cubs and Scouts were presented with awards, or completed their 'moving on' awards.
However the highlight of the evening was receiving our Peace Mala Accreditation. We were honoured that Pam Evans, founder of Peace Mala, was able to attend the evening, along with several trustees and supporters from the organisation.
We were also delighted to have the company of the Mayor of Carmarthen, Cllr Douglas Rose, and are very grateful to him for his generous donation to the group from the Mayor's fund.
We will continue to keep Peace Mala values at the heart of what we do as a group, and hope that as we are the first Scout Group in the UK to receive Peace Mala accreditation, that we will be an inspiration to other groups to work towards the award, as the values of Peace Mala and the values of Scouting go very much hand in hand. By becoming a Peace Mala accredited group we hope that we will make our small contribution to making the world a better place.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 08 October 2013 20:17)
Summer Camp 2013
This year the Scout Troop Summer Camp was held at our Area campsite, Cwmrhaeadr near Llandovery.
The camp was a great success and Scouts and Leaders had a wonderful week.
The week was relaxed, with various activities on offer each day, but most time was spent exploring and playing in the woodland and stream around the site. Scouts took their mountain bikes and were able to enjoy the mountain bike trails, and some took part in a mountain bike trial.
Many happy hours were spent whittling pieces of wood into various shapes from whistles to spoons.
On Thursday we went to Glanamman where members of the Carmarthenshire Youth Service team took the Scouts deep underground into the caves at Llygad y Ffynnon, near the source of the River Loughor - an activity enjoyed by all.
Several Scouts undertook the camp cook badge, and succesfully planned and cooked a day's menu over open fires. Best menu award went to David, Owen and Tom for their wonderful Scout summer camp breakfast, chicken wrapsidies for lunch and campfire potatoes and sausages for supper with chocoladas for pudding!
We also had lots of campfire singing and several wide games - though rain stopped play before we had chance to play the favourite Touch the Barrel!
Highlights for the Scouts were the free time spent with their friends, damming the stream, caving and for the girls realising that 'boys aren't all idiots!'
There were some good friendships formed during the weekand many happy memories to treasure.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 13 August 2013 21:07)