Lisvane Link contribution

November 2018

Congratulations to us all at Llanishen and Lisvane (L&L) Scout Group.  We have been presented with an award for New and Innovative Scouting by Scouts Cymru at their annual award ceremony in October. Well done to all the Leaders and Young Leaders associated with L&L, and with the new Lisvane group. It was a truly inspiring day, listening to the stories of amazing Scout Groups, Scout Leaders and Young People. This was read out at the awards: 

A key aspect of the success of the group, has been their ability to recruit new adult volunteers, and to induct them into a close working team.  As a District we have relied on this group to be a role model for how other groups may grow.

As part of a recent District boundary reorganisation, the District inherited the Scout Hall in Lisvane.  At the time of the transfer the hall was not actively used by Scouting, and was primarily used by a nursery.  As a District we encouraged Lisvane to introduce a new Beaver Colony in September 2017 and a Cub Pack in September 2018.  These are currently operating as a satellite group to Llanishen and Lisvane, overseen by their GSL and Executive.  The Leaders in the new hall have been taken from the existing pool of leaders in the group, to ensure continuity of expertise.  It is the District’s intention to eventually help to form a new Scout Group in the hall.  Llanishen and Lisvane are currently supporting the District, by providing transitional arrangements and building the new leadership team” 

Did you hear Bear Grylls on the Chris Evans show on 4th October? He was speaking in his role as Chief Scout about the impact that Scouts have in their communities.  They been found to be more empathetic and this is something that the world needs, more kindness. Catch it on BBC iPlayer as it is very encouraging. In recent years there has been a large rise in the number of adults and young people involved in Scouting. Sadly there are many more on waiting lists due to the lack of Leaders. Could you volunteer, in ANY capacity? Part time, full time, demonstrating your special skills or in a support role? Get in touch or go to


Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders will be selling scout stamps in your area from the beginning of November.  They are also available from Lisvane Store, Kelvin Francis, In-Sync Pharmacy and Treetops Nursery, where you will also find posting boxes.  Leaflets giving details of the scheme are available.  This is a great fundraiser for Scouting and particularly our Scout Group so please buy the stamps from someone with a black and red neckerchief.  We only make money on the stamps we sell.

Last posting date:       Monday 3rd December

Last delivery date:      Sunday 16th December

Cost of stamps:           30p 


Our Scout Hall is undergoing a major upgrade, as I write this.  Apologies to all users of the hall for any inconvenience.  Hopefully pictures of our shiny new hall will be available next month.