Area events

We hold a number of annual and other events as an Area. We also provide adult training and a calendar of other events.


Gwentrek is the ultimate expedition challenge for Scouts and Explorers in Gwent.

Be self sufficient, walk against the clock in teams with or without leaders. If that isn't enough if you find the normal routes too easy and fancy a bigger challenge take on GTx!

See the Gwentrek website for more info


An annual hiking competition encouraging linking between Cubs and Scouts.

See the ScubtreX website for more info

Young Leader training

Gwent runs a programme of Young Leader training (for 14-18 year old Explorer Scouts volunteering to help with the younger sections) - this usually consists of a residential weekend and one further day each year.

Our next residential weekend will be held at Botany Bay on 31 March - 2 April. You can download information (PDF) and book online now - deadline extended to 11pm Tuesday 28 March.

The next day course will be around October 2017, and the following residential in spring 2018. Please contact your district if you require Module A training before then.


In 2013 we ran a very successful Explorer Scout camp at the Kandersteg International Scout Centre in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Plans are well underway for a return trip in August 2017!

DAFDAs District and Area Founders Day Awards

Our annual dinner and dance evening, celebrating our volunteers. Held each February on a Saturday evening close to Baden-Powell's birthday. Ticket information is released via districts late autumn each year.


We are currently re-designing our website, these pages have been designed to give you critical information while we do this.

Event booking

Looking to book onto an event or course? Visit our online booking system