Scouts in Cwm Rhaeadr

The Scout Movement

The Campsite and the barns in the Cwm Rhaeadr Forest are managed by Carmarthenshire Area Scout Council.

The site is visited by Scouts from all over the UK and is a Greenfield site which has minimal facilities but is in an ideal location for Scouting activities and where the young people can enjoy the outdoor world at its best.

Further details can be located via the Scout Association web site as well as details about young people or adults, joining and volunteering your help as leaders or helpers.

We will take up references and ALL Adults will be checked by the Criminal Records Bureau as a matter of course under the Scout Associations Child Protection Policy.

There has been a Scout Group in Llandovery since at least 1925, if you know it was any earlier then we would be delighted to have more details from you.

Scout Counties and Areas all over the UK are busy compiling historical records about Scouting and you may be able to help bridge that missing piece of history when you were a leader or a Cub or Scout, contact your County Archivist with your story or look for friends on Scouts Re-United on the Scout Associations web pages.

The nearest Scout Group is the lst Llandovery Scout Group whose HQ is close by Ysgol Rhys Prichard in Llandovery. There are Beaver, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts sections there.

By the way, many of you say to us in joke – DYB, DYB, DYB and DOB, DOB, DOB. Do you know what that means? It is short for Do Your Best (DYB) and the reply by the Cubs is we will Do Our Best (DOB). We do not use those terms any more and have not done for decades but at least you will know its proper meaning now.

Enjoy and appreciate the forest as generations of Scouts have for at least the past 25 years and leave nothing but your thanks and your light footprints. From a tiny acorn to a mighty oak was Baden Powell’s dream for our young people. One person can make a difference.

Please help Scouting to help your son or daughter and young people develop by supporting Scouting back in your local community and of course if you would like to help us to make a difference locally we would be pleased to hear from you.

Local people can provide local Scouting with support from other experienced adult learners. Scouting Values are still the same and are needed today in just the same way.

Area Commissioner :

Nigel Cole,
Llandovery. SA20 0UP
Tel. 01550720059