Boys and girls aged 10½ to 14

The Scout Section is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs, and is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years.


Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenge awards and activity badges.

Balanced Programme

Scouts take part in a Balanced Programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.

Being outdoors is important, and half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.

International Scouting

Its international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal, and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the section. In 2011, 40,000 Scouts from around the world attended the World Jamboree in Sweden, and Scouts regularly participate in international camps and experiences both on home soil and abroad, each of them a unique experience in its own right.


A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.


News & Blogs

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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Ystrad Mynach Scout Group have begun what will, ultimately, be a successful defence of the District Shooting Trophy.  Report Dave Cook was on scene and commented on the Scouts Cool Attitude, Heads Down getting the job done.  Just like their leader, coincidently, Dave Cook

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Could you drive our Scout sections forward?
15/01/2020 By Symon Dunstan

We are absolutely gutted that our ADC Scouts, Dave Cook, is having to stand down due to other commitments. Since taking the role Dave has attempted to bring together the section in true Dave style, unfortunately though, soon after accepting the position Dave took a new role in work, meaning that he has had to give his focus to that for the time being. Having worked with Dave for several years now, I know how much he loves Scouting and is gutted to be giving up this aspect of Scouts.

I have big plans for him in the near future, but in the meantime I'd like to thank Dave for all the support he gives me and he has given to the Scout section over the last few months.

He is retaining the ADC Activity role, so please keep nagging him about Hawks etc, and look out for a big new initiative we are in the process of implementing.

Dave has agreed to field any Scout related questions until his replacement is found.

So whats next?

The search for a new ADC Scouts begins today! So if you want to learn more about the role and how to apply, click here

Applications will close at 5pm on Friday 7th February 2020. 

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1st Ystrad Mynach Scouts are out with the amazing team at Llandegfedd Resevoir today having a Sailing Day!

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What's On

First Aid at Work

Alternative Monopoly Run

District Litter Pick

Jamboree On The Trail (JOTT) 2020

All Wales Scout Camp 2020

CRAI Scout Activity Park, Maes-Y-Haf Lane, Newbridge, Caerphilly County Borough, NP11 4RX
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