Confido 2015 Launched

Confido is a huge weekend of activities with a great atmosphere! 1200 Scouts, Explorers and Guides will camp together for two nights, eat in our centrally catered marquee and enjoy two evenings of entertainment including bands, a disco, campfires and our own cinema. We’ve got our own radio station, mobile phone apps and cafe – there really is something for everyone […]

Scouts – District Raft Race

Our scouts attended the Districts Annual Raft Race were we competed for the coveted trophy to hang in the hall. The scouts had to overcome the first challenge of building a raft using poles, barrels, rope and their experience. This year we were also challenged to construct a boat out of cardboard and duct tape: what could possibly […]

Outdoor Cooking

We did some outdoor cooking at Cubs last week. We made cakes in orange skins wrapped in foil (very successful) and cooked some pizzas (perhaps not as successful!). This all counted towards the Backwoods Cooking badge. As always with any sort of cooking, the Cubs made a terrific mess, but enjoyed the evening. Apologies if […]

Scouts – River Crossing 9th June 15

This week scouts attempted construct a river crossing allowing them to pass from one side of the river to the other while staying dry. DRY is not the word I would use to describe the scouts after the event. They seemed to enjoy themselves all the same.   Please follow and like us:

PEAK CAMP – Scout Summer Camp Information

This years summer camp at the Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire is approaching fast. PEAK15 is a massive international camp which only runs once every five years. Our Sub-Camp for the event is “Victorians”. The sub-camp logo is to the left. All the information available to us can also be found at A sneak preview of the […]

Group AGM + Fun Day

Hello All, Just a reminder that everyone in the group has been invited to the 19th Durham Fun Day and AGM. This years AGM will be held at Moor House Adventure Centre, Rainton Gate, Houghton-le-spring, DH4 6QY. Its held this upcoming Sunday 7th June from 13:00 – 16:00. We shall have some activities on the […]

Blacksmith’s Badge – May 2015

On 12th May we were visited by Billy, a local blacksmith. He showed the Cubs how to make a pair of horseshoes using all his tools and the furnace in the back of his van. All the Cubs were fascinated by the evening. Our inspiration for this evening came from our visit to the Books […]

Cub Camp – Moor House – May 2015

Some highlights of our recent Cub Camp at Moor House. The Cubs went on a riverside hike and took part in the Pete Swinney County Cub competition (no trophy for us but a great effort by all 5 of our teams). They also cooked their own Saturday dinner and washed up after every meal. Sunday […]

Scouts Walking Weekend – Chesters Cottage

Recently, the scout section went on a weekend away in the Cheviots, to a small cottage called Chesters. Chesters is a small cottage approx 1 hour from the nearest road, with no electricity and fresh water fed from two local springs. Then remote location of the cottage makes it an ideal retreat for scouts to […]

Cub Camp – West Hall – March 2015

A few photos from our Cub Camp at West Hall in March. Cubs were kept very busy with archery, stretcher building and fire lighting. On Sunday, we all hiked to the beach at Whitburn for a bit of rock pooling for the Naturalist badge, and the all-important leader race!   Please follow and like us: