Scout Sailing Saturday a real success!

posted 29 Oct 2014, 03:16 by Amanda Wilson

New Beaver Colony

posted 23 Sep 2014, 04:15 by Amanda Wilson

1st Gainford Scout Group is to extend their group to include a New Beaver Colony that will be open to all young people aged 6-8 years old. Beaver Scouts are our youngest members. They meet once a week to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities. We have a committed team of leaders within the 1st Gainford Scout Group. However we are encouraging parents to get involved through volunteering. If parents find it difficult to help out due to other commitments, they can volunteer on a flexible basis.


We will be running a ‘Taster Evening’ on Wednesday 8th October.  The Beaver Meeting will be held in Gainford Village Hall from 6:15 to 7:30. Please come along to the evening and join in the fun?

For further information you can contact our Assistant Group Scout Leader, Alastair Logan on 07854 852997 or by email


Scouts and Explorers have fun during a days sailing at Teesdale Sailing Club

posted 24 Jun 2014, 13:14 by Amanda Wilson   [ updated 24 Jun 2014, 13:17 ]

And in the evening they all relaxed in true Scouting fashion...with a campfire and a couple of tunes!

Training Advisor Course comes South

posted 16 Jun 2014, 08:56 by John Moore

I am pleased to announce that Sheila Gibbon has offered to run a Training Advisor Course in Teesdale.

See the link to the left of this post to add your name to the list.  IT'S FREE.

John Moore
District Commissioner

Grant from Durham Freemasonry

posted 16 Jun 2014, 08:53 by John Moore

Durham Benevolence has awarded Lauren, a grant of £250.00 to attend the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan in 2015

I have been given the pleasure of presenting the cheque to Lauren and look forward to meeting you all.

Yours Fraternally


WBro Richard H Tucker PPJGW

Scouts go Camping..

posted 23 Jun 2013, 11:41 by John Moore   [ updated 23 Jun 2013, 11:44 ]

Bad hair day all round? 

Cubs go Camping

posted 23 Jun 2013, 08:11 by John Moore

Cub Scouts from all over Teesdale have just enjoyed a great weekend of Activity and Adventure - climbing, archery and cooking featured to make a very memorable event.

New District Commissioner

posted 18 Jun 2013, 11:57 by John Moore

The County Commissioner has appointed John Moore as the new District Commissioner.

What a year its been...

posted 17 May 2013, 07:10 by John Moore

We have two new Groups in Teesdale being Butterknowle Sea Scouts and Middleton in Teesdale Scout Group.

This must make us the fastest growing Scout District in Durham County.

Join the Adventure!

District Commissioner for Teesdale

posted 22 Feb 2013, 12:30 by John Moore   [ updated 22 Feb 2013, 12:30 ]

Your District Commissioner, Colin Clarke, who has done tremendous work for Teesdale and Durham Scouting, is shortly to step down from his role. We would like to thank him for his unique contribution to Scouting.

This means there is an exciting opportunity for a new person to take on the role of District Commissioner, and drive forward even more growth and development in Teesdale Scouts. As part of the search process, we are now inviting nominations for the role. Please feel free to nominate anyone you feel could make a contribution to the role, all nominations are made in confidence unless you opt to inform the person you are nominating. Self nominations are accepted and actively encouraged.

A copy of the search pack will shortly be arriving through your letter box, but you are also welcome to download it by clicking on this link If you save the form to your computer, you can complete it directly in adobe reader. You are also welcome to print and post it to me directly, please post any nominations, or request any more information from:

John McAtominey

21 Elwin Place


Chester le Street

Co Durham


The closing date for nominations is 1stMarch, and if you have any questions at all, or would like to talk about the role in more depth, please feel free to get in touch.

Yours in Scouting,

John McAtominey,

Regional Development Officer.

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