Remembrance Sunday 2014

Wreath of Poppies

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and leaders will be joining in the annual Remembrance Sunday celebration on November the 9th, marching in uniform from Stocksfield Station to the War Memorial. Parents are very welcome too! Please wear poppies if you have them.

We will meet in the Railway Station Car Park at 10.30 am, dressed ready to walk to the memorial. We should be back at the car park by about 11.30 am, with refreshments served afterwards at the community centre (SICA).

We hope for an especially large turnout given that this year will mark 100 years since the start of the First World War.

Cub Camp Photos

Climbing Cubs

The pictures below give a flavour of the challenge, excitement and fun that was had at this year’s camp at Kingswood.

  • This year we slept in a hut

Cub Camp 2014

Dukes House

This year’s cub camp will be held at Kingswood, Hexham. Some of you may know it – it’s often used by schools.

Camp will be from the 22nd to the 25th of August – the bank holiday weekend. We are booked in for a range of fun activities including bush craft, survival skills, zip wire, nature walks, fencing and a scrap heap challenge!

We will be staying in lodges and all  meals are provided. Transport will be via parents’ cars – the address is:

Dukeshouse Wood, Fellside, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1TP – see this map.

Background image © Bill Cresswell released under a Creative Commons  CC BY-SA 2.0 License

2014 Group AGM


The AGM will now be held at the Scout Hut in Guessburn on Wednesday the 17th September, starting at 7.30 pm.

All members of the Scout Group and their parents are very welcome.


  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes – 9th October 2013
  3. Approval of the statement of accounts
  4. Nomination of Group Chairman and appointment of members of the Executive Committee)
  5. Appointment of sectional leaders to the Executive Committee (with the oral/written consent of the leaders concerned)
  6. To elect a Group Secretary
  7. To elect a Group Treasurer
  8. To elect a Group Quartermaster
  9. To appoint an auditor for the annual accounts
  10. To receive Group Scout Leader’s annual report (verbal)
  11. To receive the following sectional reports (verbal)
    a. Scout Leader
    b. Cub Leader
    c. Beaver Leader
  12. New Hut & Fundraising – progress report
  13. Adult Leaders
  14. AOB

Bring a Parent Night

Cooking over wood

There was a great turn out at the Cubs ‘Bring a Parent Night’. The visitors were treated to displays of backwoods skills, fed home made soup with bread twists and entertained with traditional camp fire sketches.

Thanks to Tony Winters for the pictures.

The Hardest Questions


In the third of our section briefings, tonight we spoke to the Cubs and their parents. Thankfully this time we were spared heavy rain.

We answered a range of questions about our plans for the hut and the surrounding land – parents were keen to ensure that we had undertaken suitable environmental surveys to ascertain the flood risk. Perhaps the trickiest questions came from the Cubs who wanted to know every last detail of the construction!

Scout Post 2013

Scout Post franked mail

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. The final date for posting is 12 noon on the 21st of December. All we ask is a minimum donation of 20p per card.

The cards are then delivered by members of the Scout Group. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts can collect their allotted cards from Philippa’s house between 3pm and 7pm each Friday.