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 images taken which can all be seen on our google drive. Follow this link… https://goo.gl/photos/2CqKQzEu4oqTwaAk9
Although there are a lot of images, there are some very good ones of individuals which parents may wish to download and keep. Please feel free.
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 below, with the full album available at our google album, here – https://goo.gl/photos/fdQLWsaHoMxcdW2W8
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.
The county website has more information and photos, however a small selection of photos of our scouts can be found here:
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
- Team Work
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Scouts Visit Hesley Wood for their Summer Camp.
Scouts took part in various activities while on their annual summer camp, ranging from basics – Knife, Axe, and Saw to Canoeing, Kayaking and even visiting the National Space Centre.
The weeks activities were posted to our Twitter and Facebook Pages. A full list of activities are below. We were graced with warm sunny weather all week even though Dave our GSL was around which is virtually unheard of.
During the week two of our scouts had a short interview on BBC Radio Sheffield in relation to the campsite we were at and what we had done… Link found here… Approx. 2hrs 49mins.
A snapshot of photos can be seen below but the full photo album of over 200 photos can be seen on our google link at – https://goo.gl/photos/XnGdNmMxfA862HVC6
- Backwoods Cooking
- Bivvy Building
- Chubby Bunny
- Cooking Competition
- Cooking own Meals.
- Crate Stacking
- Fire Lighting
- Hammock Building
- Knife, Axe and Saw
- National Space Centre
- Radio Interview
- Robin Hood Festival
- Washed Up
- Wide Games
- Zip Line
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Some photos of the water weekend 4th Durham invited us to in May. The photos are late but show a couple of our scouts taking part.
Scouts Get Wet Making a River Crossing…
This terms river crossing went well with two teams racing to make the quickest but driest river crossing… Needless to say everyone got wet, even leaders who didn’t intend to.
More Photos at – https://goo.gl/photos/bvY8ez2oWQRJZ9A19
Scouts take place in the Durham City District Dragon Boat Race.
While taking part, all the scouts earned their dragon boat activity badge.
This is a pretty unique opportunity as not many people get the chance to achieve this badge.
MORE PHOTOS – https://goo.gl/photos/LLVfpQgP1ceoJjKBA
This week, Scouts took part in a slightly different activity which allowed them to try old school skills preparing rabbit for cooking and eating. Not all scouts could cope with the task but were excused to the fire building part. Everyone else got stuck right in and we seem to have a handful who enjoyed it maybe a little too much…
Due to the nature activity, we have a limited amount of photos here, but all photos taken can be Continue reading “Scouts Go Old School”
Scouts Weekend Away at Chesters. Scouts arrived on Friday night with a little frost on the ground and woke up Saturday morning with a whole different environment. Scouts took part in night navigations and day hikes,while using a variety of maps, compass and GPS to demonstrate key skills.