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 below, with the full album available at our google album, here – https://goo.gl/photos/fdQLWsaHoMxcdW2W8


Cubs Halloween Games

Here are a few photos of the mess we made at Cubs this week. Cubs did apple bobbing, finding sweets in flour, assembling a scary skeleton, decorating gingerbread zombies and stuck their hands into some horrible witches’ potion ingredients. At the end they had a toilet roll mummy-making competition…


Scouts – Caving Trip – October 2016

sam_0573Scouts head to the Caves…

Scouts went on a trip to Ingleton, North Yorkshire to try a day of caving in a popular cave system known as the churns. Upper and Lower Long Churn is a popular stop for novice cavers to have a go and see if they like it which is part of Alum Pot. Everyone seemed to be excited and enthusiastic for the day and showed great team building skills. The day was finished with a short cave where scouts ventured by themselves into Wilson’s Cave, closely monitored by the Cave Instructor Miles. Continue reading “Scouts – Caving Trip – October 2016”

Scout Summer Camp – Hesley Wood 2016

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

Activities Included:

  • Backwoods Cooking
  • Bivvy Building
  • Bouldering
  • Campfire
  • Canoeing
  • Chubby Bunny
  • Climbing
  • Cooking Competition
  • Cooking own Meals.
  • Crate Stacking
  • Fire Lighting
  • Hammock Building
  • Hike
  • Kayaking
  • Knife, Axe and Saw
  • National Space Centre
  • Orienteering
  • Radio Interview
  • Robin Hood Festival
  • Shopping
  • Singing
  • Swimming
  • Washed Up
  • Wide Games
  • Zip Line
    + More….  

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Cub Water Day – 2nd July

This weekend, we’ve been to the annual Cub Water Day at Maiden Castle. The cubs had a chance to do some rafting, kayaking and canoeing along with some water-based activities on land, such as throwing rescue lines and water rockets. There are some photos of the event below.


District Cooking Challenge – 7th May 2016

       One, Two Stitches Crew and Sam

What’s it all about?

Every year the Durham City District runs a Scout Cooking Competition where each group in the district has the opportunity to enter up to 3 teams of 3 to compete for the trophy. The theme is cooking under camp conditions where scouts are given one double burner stove, pots and pans suitable for camp and a task to provide a three course meal which includes 3 or the 5 a day, costing no more than £7 per head. Continue reading “District Cooking Challenge – 7th May 2016”