About Gwent Area

Scouting is the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun, challenging activities and personal development that make a positive impact in local communities.

Scouting provides a platform for young people and adults to reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.

Gwent Area Scouts has over 2,000 members supported by over 1,000 adult volunteers, covering the whole of Gwent. Our Area is split into 4 Districts – Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen, each of which is led by a District Commissioner. Gwent Area is managed by a team of volunteers including the Area Commissioner, Youth Commissioner and deputies which cover Perception, Community Impact, People, Operations, Programme, Growth and Development .

Think you know Scouting? Think again!

If you still think Scouting is just about boys, tents and woggles, then take a look at our video and you might just change your mind. With well over 200 activities on offer and half a million members across the UK (including 60,000 girls), Scouting offers everyday adventure to young people and adult volunteers.