Ynys Môn (or the Isle of Anglesey in English) is a Scout District in North Wales.
Ynys Môn is one of the districts in the Anglesey and Snowdonia Area, catering for young people between the ages of 6 and 18 with a total membership of around 300 (and growing).
Scouting in the UK provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for half a million young people (including 60,000 girls). Internationally over 28 million young people and 4 million adult volunteers enjoy the benefits of Scouting across 216 countries.
Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential. In Scouting, we believe that young people develop most when they are ‘learning by doing,’ when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.
The District is made up of 7 Scouts Groups (including a Sea Scout Group) and 3 Explorer Scout Units catering for young persons from the age of six upwards:
- Squirrels (aged 4 – 6yrs)
- Beavers (aged 6 – 8yrs)
- Cubs (8 – 10yrs)
- Scouts (10 – 14yrs)
- Explorer Scouts (14-18yrs).
There is also an active SSAGO Network Group in the nearby Bangor University, from which we welcome all students to come and enjoy Scouting activities with us, developing their skills and potentially becoming leaders with groups on the Island.
The District covers the island in its entirety; we have a Scout Group in Amlwch – as far north as you can go – and a Scout Group in Menai Bridge – as far south as you can go. Holyhead Island is also part of the District, where there is a Scout Group and an Explorer Unit.
We have a campsite: Talwrn District Scout Campsite – located in Talwrn, Anglesey. This greenfield site isn’t just ideal for holding summer camp, but it provides a vast area for Scouts to play wide games, construct giant pioneering structures, and the like.