Thornthwaite Scout Camp

February 2024

Scouts headed down to Thornthwaite Scout Campsite for this years winter camp. Thornthwaite, operated by Harrogate scouts is an ideal setting for a weekend camp where the main objective is to give our younger scouts a taste of being in…

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Kander100 – The Permanent Mini Jamboree

100 Years of Kandersteg International Scout Centre

Over the summer 19th Durham Scouts & Explorers embarked on a trip of a lifetime to KISC (Kandersteg International Scout Centre). This year celebrated 100 years of KISC and we were exceptionally lucky to be a part of that celebration. …

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Summer Adventure 2022

Great Tower Scout Activity Centre

This summer we had our popular week long summer camp in the lake district. This years event included 11 scouts, 12 explorers and 8 adult volunteers all camping under canvas and some staying in hammocks in the forest.  We took…

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Surfing Session – July 2022

Scouts & Explorers

Scouts and Explorers took part in a session with the South Shields Surf School. We saw some interesting techniques but everyone had fun and didn’t get too cold. 

Scout & Explorer Joint Camp

Moor House - 19th & 20th February 2022

19th Durham Scouts and Neville’s Cross Explorers were away on their first joint camp this weekend, with 22 young people taking part. 

We spent the weekend at our local county scout campsite, Moor House Adventure

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

What a year!

What a long and difficult year we have had for scouting. After starting the year in lockdown and commencing our meetings on Zoom, we have slowly seen the restrictions lifted for scouting moving from the Red readiness level right through…

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Scouts reach new heights!

A visit to ROF59 - Newton Aycliffe

Scouts have enjoyed a session of Climbing this term at ROF59, Newton Aycliffe. With 20 scouts attending we had to reach out to volunteers in the county to see if anyone else could help us with some belaying. Our scouts…

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Surfs Up for our Scouts & Explorers

South Shields Surf School

Last week 15 of our Scouts & Explorers took part in a surfing session with South Shields Surf School. The session was enjoyed by everyone who attended although a little chilly. The young people were split into two groups by…

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Preparing for Face to Face Scouting to Return

Keeping our young people safe.

A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes to get out young people back face to face scouting as safely as possible. Following the rules set out by The Scout Association and The National Youth Agency (NYA),…

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Everybody is Kung Fu Fighting

By D'Arcy Emberson

Everybody is Kung Fu Fighting Our ASL (Assistant Scout Leader) was recently approached by scout magazine to write an article about her experience with martial arts. With the summer holidays fast approaching, now’s a great time for young people and…

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