About Us

Our Scout group is based in Usk in South Wales and we are a member of Monmouthshire District Scouts.

We hope that Parents, new Leaders or prospective new Leaders will find all the general scouting information you need here.

We hope that our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will enjoy looking at our recent activities and finding out about badges they can try for.

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At the 1st Usk Scout Group we welcome all young people from the ages of 5 ¾ up to 14 years old, giving them the opportunity to enjoy and experience the scouting adventure! We’re the only Scout Group in Usk and we have been providing fun, challenge and adventure for young people for over 75 years. We believe in helping our members fulfil their potential by working in teams, learning by doing and thinking for themselves.

We have the following sections and always welcome new members:-

Beavers

Cubs

Scouts

The District Explorers (Age 14 to 18) are also based at Usk and we have strong links with them. They meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month at the Centenary Hall and are run by Darren and Louise Stockton.

All sections meet at our HQ which is the Centenary Hall, Maryport Street, Usk, NP15  1AD.

If you need any more information please contact us.

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Group Scout Leader (GSL)

We are lucky to have a great Group Scout Leader (Deb Bainbridge) whose job is to make sure that everything runs smoothly and that the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts enjoy their time with our Group.

Each section has its own leadership team and runs its own programme but there are close links between the sections. Deb provides support for all the sections. We have several annual events that all Group members participate in: Camps, Remembrance Day Parade in November and St Georges Day Parade in April.

Executive Committee

The Group Executive take decisions on behalf of the whole group and they are elected at the AGM. Without an Executive Committee the Group would be unable to run. The committee has a wide range of responsibilities and can always benefit from your help.

As an Executive committee member you can contribute as little or as much time as you want! From helping with clean ups and repairs around the Hall, cooking a few burgers at an event, transporting kit to camp to producing the website or running a fundraising event to name but a few.

The executive committee meet quarterly and if you would like more information about this then please contact our Group Chairman (Julia Harrison).

If you don’t feel you have enough time to get involved as a committee member then helping out at events or at Beaver/Cub/Scout meetings makes a huge difference. Potentially your child could be with us for 10 years so we would encourage you to get involved.

Photography

We would like to thank Silviu and Irina Szekely, Paul Arnett and Mark Price for letting us use some of their images.