Weary Winners

The Chapman Igor Trophy

One of the highlights of the Scouting year is the District Night Hike. This challenges the Scouts’ navigation, teamwork and spirit as patrols race around the Northumbrian countryside in the dark, trying to complete a timed course and answer quiz questions. This year’s course was set by leaders from Prudhoe. After a long evening, a patrol from  Stocksfield came back with the new cup.


Scouts buried under a heap of paper.Scouts explored issues of homelessness, attempting to create shelters out of newspaper and other materials people are likely to throw away. Some tried to engineer paper tents, other took a leaf out of nature – building a hedgehog inspired shelter.

Let it snow!

Snow Wall

Snow on Scout night is always a cause for celebration. The meeting was quickly relocated to a local sledging site. To keep warm, a shelter was built (using snow cleared from the roads) and hot drinks prepared on a wood burning stove.

Taking Shape

New Scout Hut
With the addition of the walls, it is now much easier to get a feel for the proportions of the new hut. They are still to be clad in timber.
As the photo shows the contractors have had to work in cold conditions this week.

Challenge met!

Walking Rucsacks

Expedition ChallengeCongratulations to the eleven Scouts who spent this weekend walking along the Weardale Way as part of their Expedition Challenge badge.