- Penyffordd Scouts have received £1800 thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.The funding boost from People’s Postcode Trust will enable more members of Penyffordd Scouts to take part in a variety of water activities throughout the year.People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. 55p from every £2 ticket goes to support good causes across Great Britain and internationally.Andrea Dixon, Group Scout Leader of Penyffordd Scout Group said ‘The grant has been a fantastic help to the group and means that more young people than ever can try canoeing. The new equipment has been well received by the Scouts who all love the bright colours.”Adventure is at the heart of Scouting and Penyffordd Scouts have always taken part in water activities as part of their varied programme.13 year old Scout Sammy Bakewell said ‘The new equipment is great and much more comfortable than the old stuff, I really enjoy canoeing with Scouts and cant wait to do more in the future”
A 9 year old boy recently helped give care to an elderly gentleman who had collapsed on the street, thanks to the first aid skills he had learnt in Cub Scouts.
Ethan Davies, from Penyffordd was out shopping with his parents when they heard a woman shout for help. As they went to look they found an elderly man who had collapsed, knocking out his teeth. Ethan and his parents approached to see if they could help, and Ethan said that they needed to take the gentleman’s mind off what had happened, and to keep him warm while they waited for the ambulance. So Ethan spoke to the man and told him to think happy thoughts, and used his coat to keep the man warm.
Ethan said ‘Some people had put coats on him already, but his legs looked cold so I used my coat to cover his legs to keep him warm while we waited for the paramedics’
Ethan then stood on a chair to look out for the ambulance, and when the paramedics arrived he waved them over, told them the man’s name and age and explained what had happened to him.
Ethan said ‘I learnt about first aid in Beavers and Cubs, the leaders set up a first aid incident, and they told us how to deal with casualties by keeping them warm and talking to them to keep their mind of what had happened’
Penyffordd Cub leader Hannah Morris said ‘We’re really proud of the efforts Ethan made to help this man when he really needed it. First aid is something we teach throughout a child’s time in Scouting, We hope the Cubs never have to use the first aid skills we teach, but it’s reassuring to know that with incidents like this, the Cubs can put the skills they have learnt to good use’
When asked why he decided to help the man, Ethan said ‘It was the feeling, that if that ever happened to me, I’d want other people to help me, like I helped the man’
Penyffordd Scouts recently held a family fun day to celebrate 50 years of Scouts in Penyffordd Village.
The day, which was attended by over 200 current and past members of the Scout Group, as well as members of the Penyffordd community was a huge success and a brilliant way to celebrate 50 years of exciting adventure. Activities available on the day ranged from Bouncy castles, Archery and Abseiling to more traditional Scout activities such as cooking on an open fire.
Assistant Scout leader Graham Cooper, who helped organise the day said ‘We decided about a year ago that we needed to do something big to celebrate 50 years of Penyffordd Scouts, so all of the leaders got together and started to plan the day. So many local people and companies played a big part in the day, many of whom very kindly donated their time for free to help us have a fantastic day. As a group we do so many amazing things throughout the year and we wanted to give a people a little taste of this on the day, we had children on the day coming up and asking if they could join the group because they’d had such a great day which is fantastic, the day wasn’t just about looking at the past 50 years, but about looking to the future of the group.”
Penyffordd Scouts invite you to celebrate their 50th anniversary. BBQ only available to people who purchase tickets before hand.