Category Archives: News

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

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!

There and Back Again!

We are raising money to replace our leaking Scout Hut. The latest activity centres on a local (indeed international) landmark – Hadrian’s Wall.  We plan to complete all 84 miles of the Hadrian’s Wall Walk, traversing the UK from Wallsend in Newcastle to Bowness on the Solway, following Hadrians Wall all the way.

Scout and Cub parent Claire Collinson is attempting to walk/run the whole length in just 3 days from the 17th to 19th July.

The Scouts, Cubs and Beavers are going to do their bit too – each walking part of the way –  so that as a team, by the end of the Summer we will have worked together to complete the whole walk there and back again.

Thank you so much, every contribution is very much appreciated!

In Recognition

Paddy GascoigneEvery year on St George’s Day, the Scout Association issues awards to individuals in recognition of special service. I am delighted to say that the prestigious Silver Acorn Award was given to our former Group Scout Leader (and Beaver Leader) Paddy Gascoigne.