Kandersteg – Two Months On…

It’s Finally Here! Its now been two months since our scouts visited Kandersteg International Scout Site in Switzerland. In July, 24 scouts and 6 adults flew almost 700 miles and travelled over 3 hours on the train to get to our destination. While we were away our media guru was filming from meeting at Newcastle Airport to […]

Confido 2017 – Haunted House – Its Coming!!!

Get ready for a spooky weekend of adventure at Moor House! Can you stomach the spinning bikes, conquer the travellator or avoid the sweeper? 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 […]

Kandersteg 2017 – It’s All Over, What Next?

19th Durham Scouts have just returned from a week in Kandersteg, Switzerland. They set off from Newcastle Airport to Geneva on Sunday 30th July to Geneva. From Geneva Airport they travelled by train to Brig, to catch a connecting train into Kandersteg Village. From the train station it was a 40minute hike, carrying all the […]

Aldwalk Water Weekend – 23rd-25th June 2017

Scouts met up with 4th Durham and had a brilliant joint water activities weekend at Aldwalk Scout Activity Centre. Between us be had over 40 people staying at the centre with sessions on the water all day Saturday and Sunday morning. A small handful of images can be seen below, however there was several hundred […]

Durham City District Raft Race – 2017

On Tuesday 20th June, 19th Durham took part in the annual district raft race, at maiden castle, Durham. We had 23 scouts taking part in total and after a quick build, and a couple of laps of the course 19th Durham WON!!!!! Well done to all those that took part, a couple of photos are […]

Scout Climb When Ready Competition

Scouts took part in the Durham Scout County Climbing Competition this March 2017. Although each group only has 5 spaces allocated, there was over 330 young people took part throughout the day from varying age groups. Final Scores:  The county website has more information and photos, however a small selection of photos of our scouts can […]

Scout – Back to Basics Weekend

Scouts took part in a back to basics weekend at West Hall Scout Campsite with 5 other troops. Despite the weather scouts were determined to have a good time and brushed up on some of those key scouting skills. Fire Lighting Knife, Axe and Saw (with only a slight mishap) Cooking on Fires including preparation […]

Key Skills for Life – Scouts

Scouts Learn Some Key Skills for Life Emergency Aid Stage 3 & British Heart Foundation – Heart Start                                 Over the last few weeks the scouts having been leaning some key skills starting with basic first aid and progressing to more in depth training including assessing a casualty, checking breathing and commencing CPR. Scouts have […]