Scout Active Support

Scout Active Support allows people to give their time to Scouting on a flexible basis. People can still be involved in Scouting without the commitment of being a leader. There are Units in Districts and Groups providing general and specialist activity services, in addition we have recently begun to form Units at Area level:

Land activities

The Unit exists to support adventurous activities for the Scout Association Area of Gwent, and/or which take place in the geographical area of Gwent and the surrounding areas. Example activities include:

  • Rock climbing and abseiling
  • Hillwalking and mountaineering in all its forms
  • Caving
  • Expeditions (such as the Scout section Expedition Challenge, and those relating to Top Awards/DofE)
  • Orienteering
  • Geocaching
  • Gorge walking
  • High ropes including crate stacking

The Unit provides activities for young people in all sections and adults at Area, District and Group events as well as provide development and training opportunities for its members and other volunteers. This could be through social events with a development focus, as well as formal training towards Adventurous Activity Permits. The Unit currently has a large stock of outdoor climbing equipment and a small training fund thanks to external grant funding.

Initially the unit covers the above land-based activities but may in the future be extended to include other activities.


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