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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.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Excellent turn out for Remembrance Parade

We would like to thank all the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and parents who attended the Remembrance Parade last Sunday.

We had an excellent turn out, with around 60 members parading. All of the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts were exceptionally well behaved throughout and looked very smart. A special thanks to our flag carriers and wreath layers.

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Nice Surprise at Opening of Fawcett Park

An invitation to the opening of Fawcett Park near Tesco in Consett brought an unexpected surprise; donations of £7,000 towards the new headquarters.

Representatives of Consett and Blackhill scout groups were invited along to the event, were not told why. Morris Muter, Chairman of the Dysart Group, presented a cheque for £5,000 from Project Genesis and Steven Masters from Absolute Civil Engineering presented a cheque from them for £2,000.

Needless to say Carol Smith, our treasurer, was over the moon with the donations, which now mean we only need a further £11,000 to finish the building, and should ensure we will be in for the New Year.

After the presentations there was a chance to look around the fantastic installations in Fawcett Park, which are well worth a visit.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Full Steam ahead for Canal Holiday

Congratulations to the Scout leaders Marc, Tori and Sean for completing their RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Certificate. 

To gain the certificate the they spent two days mastering the control of a narrowboat, and navigating the obstacles of the canals, without sinking!

Marc, Tori and Sean are taking 21 Scouts from 1st Consett on the canals for a week around Staffordshire and Cheshire in October and the course will enable them to pass on the skills they learnt to the scouts. 

During the week away the scouts will work towards the Power Coxswain badge, and will be carrying out all the jobs on the boat, from steering the boat to operating the locks.