Scouts: what could you earn?

We're challenging the Scouts to take ownership this term, by completing at least 1 Activity Badge in their own time. In the run up to our badge presentation on Friday 9 December - details nearer the time - we want to have lots of badges to give out, to celebrate the Scouts' achievements and end our centenary year as we mean to go on - a success!



Our Scout Programme's incorprate working towards the Challenge Badges on regular troop nights, although we do try to get Activity Badges thrown in as well - like the Photographer badge we're doing this term - but you can do these in your own time as well. For most, all we need to see is some proof that the requirement has been completed, such as a letter signed by a coach/teacher etc. Please speak to one of the Scout Leaders if you have any questions. You may be surprised to find that you've already worked towards one! We've choosen a few that may be of interest below.

Iceland Update 3

Here is the latest update for the Iceland trip.



We are having a meeting this Friday evening at 6pm to make sure everyone has up to date information.


Below is the final kit list we have put together based on the activities on offer and the advice from Venture Abroad.



We are in the process of working out the final payments for the travel to Edinburgh and should have this ready for Friday. If you are unable to make the meeting let us know so we can make sure we get the information to you.

Summer Camp Final Details

Were really excited that Summer Camp is only days away.

As usual we've been working hard to make sure all of the kit is ready to go and are dotting the I's and crossing the T's on our paperwork.


The final letter with the joining details is attached below along with a spare consent form. If you have mislaid yours, or haven't recieved one yet, can you make sure that you bring one along with you on Friday when you come down to help load the van at 6:00.



I hope you are excited as we are. We have a fun packed camp planned and this year are welcoming our Cub and Beaver sections too for a true whole-group experience.


You will be able to see what we are getting up to on our blog


Fingers crossed for sunny weather.

We're now booking for Confido 2016 - The Carnival




Confido is a huge weekend of activities with a great atmosphere! 1200 Scouts, Explorers and Guides will camp together for two nights, eat in our centrally catered marquee and enjoy two evenings of entertainment including bands, a disco, campfires and our own cinema. We've got our own radio station, mobile phone apps and cafe - there really is something for everyone at Confido!

7-9th October 2016. Moor House Adventure Centre

Get ready for a party to remember with our Carnival themed Confido!


Download the flyer here or ask your section leader for details



Half way throughout centenary year we descend on Penshaw Monument for a photograph

This Saturday we made our way up Penshaw monument to take part in a centenary photo. Not everyone in the group was able to make it but we did have a great turn out none the less.

We climbed to the top of the monument for our main group shot and then headed back to Herrington Country Park to take a drone shot of all of the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers making a giant "100" it was amazing to be part of the event. You can check out our efforts on our YouTube channel.