Information about Ty Hafan Scout Group...
In 2008, Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice in Sully, South Wales, become the first hospice in Wales to have its own Scout Group. They meet on Wednesdays, under their current leader, Cathie Steele and are planning a number of Summer Activitiy days.
The Scout Group does not charge subscriptions and has therefore embarked on an on-going fund-raising programme.
The group is open to all children receiving care there, their parents and their siblings. Members range in age from five to 19, and activities undertaken so far have included pioneering, toasting marshmallows and making catapults. Children receive certificates after taking part in each activity.
The idea for setting up the Group was inspired Group Scout Leader Ruth Weltch who said, "During the Centenary of Scouting in 2007, we decided we wanted to do something that would carry on and be lasting." Having the Group at Ty Hafan means we can bring Scouting to those who wouldn't usually experience it. There has been a very positive reaction to it so far. The children look forward to it each week."
Chris Foster of The Scout Association said, "We're really proud of the fact that Scouting is helping the community in this way. It is essential for young people to have fun, laughter and excitement, no matter how ill they are. It gives them a way of looking beyond their current situation."
Images of Ty Hafan Scout Group
The Ty Hafan Scout Group's flag is decorated with a handprint, the hospice's logo, and Scouts have their own badge and neckerchief in the Ty Hafan colours.
Scout Group Launch at the
Ty Hafan funday