Welcome to our Scout Group!

We are based in Blackhill and Consett in the Derwentside District in County Durham, providing fun, challenge, and everyday adventure to young people from 6 - 14.

If you live in Derwentside we'd love you to join us: whether you are a young person looking for a great way to meet other people and have fun, or a volunteer wanting to help out  - and add to your CV!

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  • St George's Day - Tues April 23 2019 All Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in full uniform, from across the district will meet at 6:30pm at St Mary's RC Church, Derwent Street, Blackhill for the annual St ...
    Posted 16 Apr 2019, 11:23 by Blackhill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers
  • Annual meeting - Tuesday September 25th We will hold our AGM on September 25th from 6:30 to 7:30pm.There will be refreshments available and a slideshow from 6:15pm.Each section will update on ...
    Posted 23 Sep 2018, 12:03 by Blackhill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers
  • Autumn restart Sections meet in term time only, so Beavers and Cubs restart on Tuesday 11th September.  Note Beavers start time will be 18:30 rather than 18:00.
    Posted 3 Sep 2018, 09:57 by Blackhill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers
  • Welcome pack Check out our updated welcome pack under Resources, Forms & Welcome pack for more information about the group, and to hopefully answer any of your questions.
    Posted 9 Feb 2018, 10:13 by Blackhill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers
  • Spring 2018 term & section restart dates. Hope all members have had a great Christmas.  Term time for most restarts on Mon 8-Jan so Beavers and Cubs restart on 9-Jan and Scouts on 12-Jan
    Posted 4 Jan 2018, 15:06 by Blackhill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers
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Please check the section bulletins for specific information

Recent uploads

  • 1st Blackhill Scouts Welcome & Info Pack (Feb2018).pdf   491k - 9 Feb 2018, 10:05 by Blackhill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers (v1)
  • Appointment and ID checking for DBS forms   0k - 1 Jul 2017, 12:00 by Blackhill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers (v1)
  • Group roles   0k - 1 Jul 2017, 11:56 by Blackhill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers (v1)
    ‎Home \ Member resources \ Recruiting, appointing and reviewing \ Role description \ Group roles‎
  • Position of badges on uniform   0k - 13 Jun 2013, 02:39 by Tim Biasi (v1)
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Beavers: 6 to 8 years old. Meet each Tuesday during term time from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  The leaders are Kat Rutter and Tim Rutter.  We do still need more helpers on a rota for this section to allow it to grow.

Cubs: 8 to 10½ years old.  Meet each Tuesday during term time from 6:30 to 8pm. The leader is Kat Rutter.

Scouts: 10½ to 14 years old.  Meet each Friday during term time from 7 to 9pm. The leader is Rob Chester.

All sections meet at the Scout HQ, Constance Street, Consett DH8 5DU which we own jointly with Consett Scouts.
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Our sections are open to both boys and girls. scouting is inclusive - if you have any questions or concerns about joining, get in touch and we'll see what we can do to help!  It doesn't matter if you live in Blackhill, Shotley Bridge, Consett, or further afield, you are most welcome to join the adventure.

Scouts is all about fun, challenges and adventure.

Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

What do Scouts do?

Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.

What do volunteers do?

This everyday adventure is possible thanks to our adult volunteers, who support Scouts in a wide range of roles from working directly with young people, to helping manage a Group, to being a charity Trustee. We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences at Scouts by providing opportunities for adventure, training, fun and friendship.

Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.

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"Every  child has the right to an adventure"
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout