Usk Show


One of the biggest one day agricultural shows in the UK, Usk show celebrates
farming and rural life in Monmouthshire with trade stands from near and far. At
this years show Usk scouts took along a 30ft climbing wall and invited all ages
to harness up and scale the wall. The scouts encouraged, guided and aided
participance through out the day, using their patients and people skills to the


Gwentrek 2016

Usk Rocks… District Scout competition with 300 Scouts. To navigate without leaders on their own over a 15 mile course on Saturday and a 10 mile on Sunday. Work out their times between bases and get there without getting lost.

There were two levels; Gwentrek plus for the Scouts and the longer Gwentrek Extreme for the Explorers. Usk were winners of both levels…major achievement for all that took part.

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1st and 2nd Place at Gwentrek Plus 2015

Our 2 Gwentrek Plus teams came 1st and 2nd.

Gwentrex winners      Gwentrex 2nd Place

What a great achievement. Thanks to all the support from the leaders who made sure they had all the right equipment and training so the teams could really enjoy the challenge.

Gwentrex 2015

We also had 2 assisted teams who gained some great experience.


In the woods near Chepstow the Scouts had to build an emergency shelter using any item on the ground. Some also slept in their survival bags and the Explorers slept in hammocks. They had to find their own food and cook over an open fire with minimal tools. Well done all of you.You did us proud.

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