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!st Sirhowy Valley Beaver Sleepover
16/02/2020 By Elizabeth O'Malley

Wow! So traditional February half term sleepover completed. Complete change of plans thanks to storm Denis, but we have covered loads of parts for the New Welsh Beaver Award. Mainly indoors (apart from a very quick scavenger hunt. When we got soaked) I think everyone enjoyed it. All of Beaver leader team want to thank Cerian for joining us for the whole event, Gareth Haywood who spent nearly as much time there as we did (think he was checking up on us!!) And also to Sebastian Wes White who called in for five minutes (left 3 hours later) and Claire Penticost who called in to check we were all fine and stayed too! Amazing team spirit all, definitely felt like Team event, never had so much support for a sleepover, definitely feeling the love from our fellow leaders!


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Today some of our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts visited Gurudwara Nanak Darbar in Cardiff where they learnt more about the Sikh faith.

Our young people learnt about some of the practicialities of the Sikh faith, and also were treated to some delicious food!

This provided a fantastic opportunity for our young people to explore a faith that they perhaps wouldn't have had the opportunity to explore before, and rather than reading a book or being taught in a classroom they got the opportunity to explore the faith directly from some of the members of Gurudwara Nanak Darbar.  

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Guide Dog Visit 1st Sirhowy Valley
10/02/2020 By Elizabeth O'Malley

Lovely evening from Neal and Tony. Neal has been a working guide dog for 10 years, his first ever visit was to a scout group and this was his last before he retires to Brighton. Neal is having a new dog called Dobby and will be visiting us soon with him. Great questions from the young people, Tony showed them how he uses his mobile phone to text and explained now Neal poo's on command!

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Wintercamp 2020
25/01/2020 By Elizabeth O'Malley

Looking for something different with your scout sections next year? 1st Sirhowy Valley Scouts along with their GSL Gareth Haywood attended WinterCamp at Gilwell 10th January-12th January. What an amazing experience! I think its fair to say that I have never seen so much mud in all my life but this did not stop the young people enjoying every second. The selection of activities was amazing from Bushcraft (with our very own Dave Cook) to outdoor rock climbing, mini tank driving to White Water Rafting (by far the most popular with our scouts), fair ground rides in the evening, cinema and silent disco's. The journey home Sunday was very quiet, genuinely absolutely shattered from their exciting weekend but definitely worth it. 

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