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Christmas Raffle 2019
03/12/2019 By Becky Bennett-Wilding

This year, we have three fantastic top prizes:

  1. 2 night glamping holiday at Trenosa Glamping (
  2. £100 cash prize (Davis and Sons)
  3. £50 gift experience (

To purchase a raffle ticket from 5th Risca Scouts, contact Becky Bennett-Wilding (  Payment can be made via PayPal or Bacs 

Other prizes include:
* Scout Monopoly board game
* £20 meal voucher (The Darran) + 2 free main meals (Chiqutos)
* Cinema tickets
* Free haircut and beard trim The Rogues Den Barbershop
* £15 gift card (The Entertainer)   .... and more!

The raffle will be drawn on December 8th 2019


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5th Risca withdraw from Ty Sign Hall project
03/10/2019 By Becky Bennett-Wilding

It is with a heavy heart that our Executive Committee have written to the trustees of Ty Sign Community Hall and Resource Centre to withdraw our support for the project.


As a scouting organisation, it is our desire to seek ways to serve our local community, however it has become increasingly apparent that there is little positive support for the project within the community. We were hopeful that such support would come once the hall had been built, but having been made aware that the National Lottery have declined an application for funding for the new hall, we have taken the decision to withdraw our name from the project.


We are grateful for the work that has been put into this project thus far, and look forward to continuing to work with our neighbours at Channel View to look at ideas for developing our present site.


In April 2020 we will be celebrating 50 years of Scouting from our present hall, and look forward to a programme of work to bring our present hall into the 21st century.

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Terri Wiltshire appointed as Assistant GSL
27/03/2019 By Gareth Tanswell

It is with great joy that I announce that I have appointed Terri Wiltshire to be Assistant Group Scout Leader at 5th Risca. Her appointment to that role has also been approved by our District Commissioner.

5th Risca have seen growth year-on-year for the past few years, and at this year’s census had its highest number of youth members in 14 years. On top of that, as our hall is in a state of dire disrepair, I am having to spend increasing amounts of my time working as a 5th Risca representative to the Ty Sign Hall charity.

Our Scout troop has recently moved to a Tuesday evening, and with the impending retirement of Mark Carpenter as our Scout Leader, we are seeking to support a new team to work with our Scouts. This will require a tremendous amount of support over the coming months, which I cannot do alone!

Terri has done an amazing job as our Beaver Scout Leader, and will continue to undertake that role. By the end of next week she will have completed her training in that role. In the past year she has become a Nights Away permit holder, as well as qualifying to supervise Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions. She is married to John, our Group Secretary, and is mother to Charlie (Scout) and Bronwyn (Cub). They also have a dog called ‘Scout’ which shows just how dedicated to Scouting the whole family are!

Thank you Terri for all that you’ve done so far for 5th Risca, and I wish you well in this new role! Thanks for taking on the challenge!


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Blog | Democracy Challenge
05/10/2019 By Sarah Powell

Beavers visit Techniquest and the Senedd

Today the Beavers had a long but fun day in Cardiff bay. After an early start, we had a great time in Techniquest, completing activities for many different badges! We walked across to the welsh assembly building and excitedly went through the security! We had a guided tour and discussed many different topics including, Health, education, environment and sustainability. We learnt about how energy efficient the building is and how it was designed and built taking into consideration accessibility, supporting welsh industry, and making sure it will last a long time without needing anything renewed or replaced. 

i think we all learnt quite a few things today and had an experience that we may not have had without the amazing access a scouting badge can give us! 

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Blog | Beaver Paddle boarding.
09/06/2019 By Sarah Powell

Tonight the Beavers from 5th Risca had an awesome night of paddle boarding and trying out their bush craft skills!! They got to spend an hour on the lake at the scenic drive with a great instructor and they had an hour collecting sticks, building a fire and toasting marshmallows. 

So pleased to see so many taking part in what was a great opportunity for our young people. The beaver leaders were so proud of the way everyone behaved tonight! Everyone gave it a go and enjoyed themselves!! 

Well done Beavers! Some fantastic work toward some badges! 

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