The things you learn at the AGM!

Thanks to everyone who turned up at the AGM last night. We heard impressive stories from the Beaver, Cub and Scout Leaders. I think the Beavers took the prize for the most exciting activity – a trip to the local gliding club!Beavers in a plane

Winter Term 2018


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

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!

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.