Winter Term 2018

Calendar

The Beaver, Cub and Scout leaders are currently working on the programme for this term. Details will be posted shortly but for the moment assume that the first meeting is likely to be in the week beginning the 10th of September. Sadly the hut won’t quite be ready for the start of term, but a lot of progress has been made.
As ever, if you’d like to get more involved with the Group and lend a hand at some meetings, the leaders would be very pleased to here from you.

Photo by Estée Janssens on Unsplash

Construction Update

Work on the hut is progressing well.
We have completed the external work of phase 2 and are busy plaster boarding the walls and getting ready for the second fix-stage.

Walls plastered and with the first coat of paint

Much of this work is being carried out by volunteers, under the watchful eye of our builder. If you want to get involved please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from Stocksfield joined members from all over Northumberland, visiting the Pirate Marra Camp.  There was a range of activities to try (though I don’t remember Captain Hook riding a segway)

Cubs trying the segway

Crazy Golf

Huge slide

Leap of faith

Mountain Bike Champions

The winning team

Congratulations to the Scouts who won the District Mountain Bike competition at Slaley Woods this year. They had to master a challenging track designed by leaders from the 1st Hexham Group. Cheering them on was local school teacher (and Scout Leader) Alex Hammersley whose Mountain Bike Club at school could well have been our secret weapon!

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

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!

2015 Group AGM

AGM

The AGM will be held at the Scout Hut in Guessburn on Wednesday the 21st October, 7.00 – 8.00 pm.

All parents are warmly invited to attend the Group AGM – it will be a very quiet meeting if you don’t!
Badges will be awarded to Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

This is your chance to talk with the new leaders, find out what’s happening about the hut, meet the man who removed the bees and more!

Bee Prepared

The roof may be leaking in places, but the hut was still providing shelter to a colony of wild bees, who were building their combs in a gap between the outer and inner walls. They were safely removed this weekend by parent and Honorary Treasurer Ben Mitchell, who has re-homed them in one of his hives. I am glad to say that neither Ben or the bees came to a sticky end!