Jambowlree 2017
World Scout Ten Pin Bowling Competition

This coming Thursday the Stocksfield Scouts will be competing in a global Scout bowling competition – wish them well!

The map below shows the location of other groups taking part – all round the world.

Photo by cogdogblog

Tomorrow’s Newsreaders

Badge showing a mobile phone and semaphore flagsAs part of their Communicator Badge,  the pack split into small groups and wrote their own news articles.

After a week to practice, they then acted out the event tonight in front of cameras. Judge the results for yourself!

Merry Christmas!

Scouts helping Santa and members of Tynedale Lions.
Thanks to all who gave money – the collections on the two nights in Stocksfield and Mickley raised over £700 for local good causes.

Photo Credit: Karen Pollock

Learning the Strokes

Scouts visited Tyne United Rowing club this week. After a spot of instruction on dry land they were let loose on the indoor rowing tank!
A good (dry) night was had by all.

Image Credit: Paul Sweetman

A New Start

The foundations for the new hut are now in place, giving you a good idea of the size of the completed project. Fund-raising continues so that we can add the basic wooden structure and make it water-tight.

In the interim, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts are either meeting outside or using other venues across the village. Check out My.SCOUT or the section pages for more details of the interim arrangements.


We had a great Group Family Day – helped in part by amazing weather. 1st Stocksfield Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, family and friends spent the day at Broomley Grange. Activities ranged from traditional outdoor adventure activities –  crate-stacking, scaling the climbing wall, running the assault course – to classic camp games – welly hurling – to the quite frankly bizarre – playing hungry hippo using washing up basins and skateboards. There was no doubt which was the favourite though – I think we could have spent the whole day on the waterslide!

There was also a healthy turnout for the AGM – thanks to those who volunteers to help on the Group Executive Committee – you make it happen.

We’re Off

Although it is very sad to see the end of this phase of Scouting at Stocksfield, it is also very exciting to see the building work begin. Today the old hut was demolished and work started to clear the site. Two new wasps nests were no match for the JCB!

Demolition Footage


This video shows the site part way through demolition. The four main walls and roof have been removed, but the wooden floor is still visible. The digger tears down the kitchen.

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