Find out more about Scouting in Derwentside
Scouting in Derwentside has a lot to offer. The 6 groups we have operate in Annfield Plain, Blackhill Burnopfield, Consett, Dipton and Leadgate. From age 6 right through to 25, there is something offer for both boys and girls interested in Scouting.
If you are interested in learning more about scouting in Derwentside feel free to email us, or read more about each section below.
Beavers (6-8 year olds)
Beaver Scouts are the youngest section in the Scouting family. They are boys and girls aged between 6 and 8 years old who like having fun and making friends. Beaver Scouts usually meet once a week as a “Colony”, which is run by trained, voluntary leaders and helpers. Many of these are parents of Beaver Scouts.
Beaver Scouts activities are based upon a Balanced Programme which ensures that all young people experience a quality programme covering a wide range of subjects.
Some Colonies attend indoor sleep overs in suitable buildings, which are a great way of developing new skills, enhancing friendships and building confidence.
Cubs (8-10 year olds)
Cub Scouts usually meet once a week as a “Pack”, and are part of a Scout Group.
Cubs will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. If you do them properly you will get a badge which you can wear on your uniform.
Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes you will be able to go camping with the rest of your Pack. This will mean you sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities.
Scouts (10-14 year olds)
If you like making friends and want to try new activities then scouts is for you.
Whether you’re cooking your food over an open fire, shooting the breeze in a sailing dinghy, or just having a good time with your mates, there’s always a new adventure ahead of you.
The scout section in Derwentside takes part in many activities. District activities include:-
Ralter Weekend (a weekend of kayaking, hill walking, climbing and much more), 5-a-side competition, indoor games competition (table tennis, snooker etc.) and the Teasdale Trophy camping competition.
In addition each troop organises and runs its own programme of activities, such as skiing, survival skills, archery, first aid, sailing, go-karting, week long summer camps…… The list is endless, and because you help to decide the programme it can include almost any activity you want to do.
Scout usually meet once a week as a “Troop” which is part of a Scout Group.