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Saturday, June 27, 2015

We have Done It! The New Headquarters is finished

After almost ten years of planning and fund raising, and two and a half years of construction, our new headquarters is finally completed, and we are in it.

The new headquarters will help us provide the adventure of Scouting to more children for many years to come.

The building has two halls for activities and games, a large kitchen, reception room and store rooms, as well as a grassed area to the rear for pitching tents, open fire cooking, activities and games.

The new facilities will enable us to carry out a greater variety of activities during our meeting nights.

The also hope the building will be used by other community groups, as well as for birthday parties and functions. Anyone interested can email us.

The building would never have been completed without the help of local businesses and individuals who have donated time and materials.
To mark the opening of the new headquarters we are holding a Family Summer Fair on 11th July from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Everybody is welcome to come along and look around our fantastic new facility.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Over 500 attended Consett's St. George's Day Parade

Start of Parade on Middle Street
Thursday 23rd April saw over 500 people attend the District St. George's Day Parade, which was hosted this year by 1st Consett.

The parade started on Middle Street. Led by Consett Scouts we walked to Christ Church, via our new headquarters, which had just had its new sign put up the day before by Spoton Displays in Stanley.

After the parade there was the opportunity to have a look around the new headquarters, which is about a month away from being finished.

Parading past our new headquarters
Thank you to all for putting on such an excellent display.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

One Hundred and Counting – Come and Join the Adventure

1st Consett Scout Group is celebrating after passing the 100 members milestone in this year’s annual Scout census. 
With 87 children and 15 adult leaders the group is the biggest it has been since Scouting started in Consett in 1910, and is the most successful scout group in Derwentside.

We recently opened a second Beaver Scout colony to cope with demand for 6 to 8 year olds, and are now hoping to open a second Cub Pack for 8 to 10 year olds as the current Cub Pack is full. 
To enable this to happen we are looking for adult volunteers to come and join the adventure of Scouting. No experience is required, just a willingness to join in and have fun! 

Group Scout Leader Keith Slater said, "2015 is going to be an amazing year for Scouting in Consett. We have set a new milestone in numbers, and after Easter we will be opening our amazing new headquarters, which will enable us to deliver even more exciting activities. Our next goal is opening the new Cub Pack in September, and we are looking for adults with a sense of fun and adventure who want to be part of something amazing to enable us to do so".

Visit www.consettscouts.org.uk for more information.

Friday, February 13, 2015

First, Second and Third in District 5-a-side

1st Consett Scouts and Cubs are celebrating after amazing success at the district 5-a-side competition.

The two Scout teams dominated the competition and came first and second, beating teams from Dipton, Blackhill, Annfield Plain and Burnopfield. Our winning team did not lose a match against the seven other teams. Our "B" team only lost one match, and that was against our winning team. Our top scorers were Joe Marshall for the "A" team and Will Blighe for the "B" team.

The Cub Scouts also came close to victory, eventually finishing third in the close Cub competition.

Congratulations to everyone who took part.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

2015 - A Year of Adventure

Cub Scouts at 1st Consett are looking forward to a Year Of Adventure in 2015. 

This year has been designated as a warm up to the Cubs 100 birthday celebrations in 2016, where we will commemorate one hundred years of Cub Scouts with local and national celebrations.

Between March and December 2015 the Cubs will do at least two adventurous activities a month. The Year of Adventure is all about giving Cub Scouts the opportunity to enjoy the excitement, exhilaration and challenge of adventurous activities.

As well as all the activities during the year, in October the Cubs will be taking part in an amazing Halloween Adventure Camp at the Scout Activity Centre next to Kielder Reservoir.

As we approach 100 years of Cub Scouts the Year of Adventure takes us back to what Scouting is all about. Fun and Adventure.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

First Members of our New Beaver Scout Colony Invested

1st Consett has successfully opened a new Beaver Scout Colony to cope with the demand for Scouting in the area, and on Monday the first ten new Beaver Scouts officially joined 30 million other Scouts around the World, as they made their promises and were invested in to 1st Consett Beaver Scouts (Steel) Colony.

So far the new Beaver Scouts have taken part in a visit to the planetarium at Hancock Museum for the Space activity badge, and over the coming weeks they are visiting an aircraft museum for the Air Activities badge, the local Tesco to learn about healthy eating, and they have camps planned as well.

Micky and Stu, our new volunteers
The opening of the new colony was made possible thanks to Micky and Stu, who volunteered be our new Beaver Scout Leaders.
Group Scout Leader, Keith Slater, said "Opening a second Beaver Scout Colony is a great achievement for us. Our numbers have been growing very quickly over the last few years, and we were having to turn children away. The new colony means we can ensure that more young people enjoy the fun and adventure Scouting offers".

The group is now seeking adult volunteers to enable it to open a new Cub Pack for 8 to 10 year olds, as the current pack is full to capacity. If you are interested in joining our team of fifteen adult volunteers please contact us: info@consettscouts.org.uk

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Join us for a Summer Camp Adventure?

Our Scout Troop is planning an amazing Summer Camp Adventure in Staffordshire. 
The camp, which is held in August 2015, will be at Kibblestone Scout Camp near Stoke on Trent. Activities during the week could include climbing, abseiling, raft building, sailing, survival skills, The Eliminator as well as a day at Alton Towers.

The Summer Camp is the most important event in the Scout calendar. It is the opportunity for Scouts to put in to practice everything they have learned during the year.

As well as all the amazing activities, the scouts will be camping and sleeping in tents and cooking their own meals.