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Scouts in CRAI Remember
10/11/2019 By Gareth Tanswell
Scouts from across CRAI District have attended their local rememberance services to mark the 100th Rememberance Sunday, and last weekend some Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from 1st Ystrad Mynach raised funds at their local Tesco store for the Royal British Legion. 
 
Our District Commissioner (DC), Symon Dunstan said "Thank you to all who turned out to represent your groups and The Scout Association at Remembrance parades today. I've seen so many fantastic photos and videos of your Young People..Well done you've done us and yourselves proud"
 
And Group Scout Leader (GSL) of 1st Caerphilly Scout Group, Sandra Davies said "As a GSL I am often bogged down with administration of the group and it's easy to lose sight of why I got involved in Scouting. Today I had a reminder. As a GSL I am increadibly proud of all my leaders and young people. Because of my leaders we had 54 young people take part in the Remembrance Service in Caerphilly. The young people walked and behaved beautifully and showed real respect. I would like to thank the Leaders of 1st Caerphilly for all their hard work in preparing the children for todays service. I am a very proud GSL"

 

Pictured are Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and adult volunteers from 5th Risca, 1st Senghenydd and 1st Ystrad Mynach, however we have also heard amazing stories from other groups throughout the district who have played a part in their local commemorations. 

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Two awards presented to CRAI Scouters
27/10/2019 By Tracey Greening

Two CRAI Scouters were presented with awards today by Rhian Moore, Chief Commissioner - Wales at the Team Cymru meeting.

Gareth Tanswell (Group Scout Leader, 5th Risca) was presented with his Award of Merit following 16 years of service to Scouting, 4 of which have been as GSL of Risca.

Rob Redmond (Regional Commissioner, South Wales) our recently promoted District Commissioner, was awarded with a Commissioners Commendation following his involvement in supporting a major search and rescue operation for a missing female in his local town. Rob supported the operation by acting as a co-ordinator for the many volunteers who came to assist with searching. The young female was later found deceased. 

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CRAI Scout Activity Park team win an award
26/10/2019 By Gareth Tanswell

The team that run the CRAI Scout Activity Centre have won the Group Award at this year's Scouts Cymru Celebration Of Scouting Award 2019. Well done team!

Lewis Griffiths (Cwm Gwyddon ESU) also was Highly Commended in the Young Volunteer category. 

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This evening I visited the CRAI explorer unit to give a presentation on the 24th World Scout Jamboree.. I left as honarary member of their Unit!

Exceptional young people doing brilliant things for themselves and their community.

I am so proud to know each and every one of them!!

And to put a cherry on top... I awarded a Chief Scout Diamond Award!! Perfect Scoutie night!!! 

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Gilfach Beavers meet Lara the Guide Dog
06/11/2019 By Jenni Walton

1st Gilfach Beavers loved meeting Lara the Guide dog and her owner tonight! 

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