Local residents can use Scout Post to have cards delivered to addresses in Broomley, Hedley, Mickley and Stocksfield (with a NE43 postcode). Cards should be placed into the special Scout Postboxes located in the two Post Offices in Stocksfield and we ask for a minimum donation of 20p per card. Collections start on the 1st of December. The final date for posting is 12 noon on the 19th of December.
The cards are delivered by members of the Scout Group. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts can collect their allotted cards from Philippa’s house (25 Cade Hill Road) between 3pm and 7pm each Friday.
This weekend ex-Stocksfield Scout Stephen Harpin is heading south to Gran Canaria to join the rest of the crew of the Toby Wallace and begin the final preparations for their race to Barbados. This includes capsize drills (hopefully the water will be warmer than the North Sea).
When their training is complete, they will wait for favourable weather before beginning their record-breaking attempt to row across the Atlantic. More details were published in Saturday’s Hexham Courant.
Former Stocksfield Scout, Stephen Harpin, is joining a crew of eight in early November to attempt to beat the 32 day world record for rowing across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Barbados – a distance of 2598 nautical miles!
He is raising money for the new hut – please sponsor him.
Once the boat leaves the safety of the harbour, the team will be on their own and at the mercy of the elements. We hope that Stephen will be able to make use of all the experiences he gained through Scouting to ensure that he and his colleagues make it safely across the Atlantic.