The Ospreys have teamed up with the Scouts to offer youngsters from across Wales the chance to have a fun filled day of rugby while working towards a brand new Ospreys Rugby Badge
The first ever Ospreys Scouts Rugby Day will see hundreds of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers come together at Morriston Rugby Club on Saturday morning for an action packed day of rugby that gets underway with a rugby development session after which they will be provided with lunch courtesy of Domino’s Pizza before making the short trip to the Liberty Stadium to watch the Ospreys play against Munster in a crucial PRO12 game which kicks off at 2.40pm.
Youngsters participating in the day will work towards the specially created Ospreys Rugby Badge, a sporting challenge that Lord Baden-Powell himself would have no doubt approved of.
An opportunity to showcase Scouting to the outside world, the match has been designated as the first ever dedicated ‘Scouts Match’, something which it is hoped will become an annual fixture in the calendar.
There will also be the chance for 20 selected Beavers to be a player mascot at the Guinness PRO12 league match, walking out from the tunnel with the team, while members of the Cubs, Scouts and Explorers will form a Guard of Honour between the tunnel and pitch and flag bearers around the pitch.
Andrew Hore, CEO of Ospreys Rugby, said:
“We are delighted to team up with the Scouts for this fantastic initiative and to offer their members a chance to learn about the sport as part of the new Ospreys Rugby Badge while watching what promises to be a fantastic match. We’ve had an incredible response from right across the region, and beyond, with hundreds upon hundreds of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers coming along to take part.
“We hope they enjoy the day and we look forward to seeing them returning to the Liberty Stadium, with family and friends, and then for the next ‘Scouts Day’ when we host it next season.”
Graham Rees-Evans, District Commissioner of Glamorgan West Scouts, said:
“This is a wonderful way for the Scouting organisation to promote itself to the wider community.
“The day should be a great experience for our members and the chance to earn the Ospreys Rugby Badge is something I know many of them are already very excited about”.
The following packs have all confirmed their attendance for this exciting day of rugby:
44th Sketty Church/Group
47th Killay Scouts
2nd Pembroke Scout group
1st Bridgend Cub Pack
20th Swansea (1st Morriston) – Beavers, Cubs and Scouts
1st Aberporth and Parcllyn Air Scouts
2nd Caldicot Scouts
3rd Bridgend Scouts
Viking Explorer Scout Unit
First Shirenewton Scout Group
1st Abergavenny Cubs and Beavers
CRAI District - 1st Caerphilly, 2nd Caerphilly, 1st Ystrad Mynach and 1st Gilfach
5th Cwm Newydd Penllergaer
2nd Merthyr Tydfil
32nd Swansea Cub Scouts
1st Llangennech Scout Group
Funkey Monkey ESU
1st Llandovery Scouts
Skewen Scout Group
1st Narberth Scout Group
7th Port Talbot Beavers
1st Neath Beavers
1st Caehopkin Pine Cubs
1st Swansea Valley
2nd Swansea Valley
5th Neath Bryncoch
6th Llangyfelach Church Cubs
1st Neath Cubs