Skills for Life

By 2025 we will have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme.

We will be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities.

Welcome to 1st Shiremoor

Scouts made me a do-er and a give it a go-er. Made me question and listen and have a wide-open mind. Scouts made me take a deep breath and speak up. Made me think on my feet, made me see the big picture, made me ignore the butterflies and go for it. Scouts made me get back up and try again. Made me think about what’s next, and plan for it. Made me jump in, get muddy, give back and get set.

We’re Scouts and everyone’s welcome here. All genders, races, and backgrounds. Every week we give over seventy children and young people aged 4 – 14 across Holystone, Shiremoor, West Allotment, and Backworth, the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge, and the big dreams: the skills they need for life.

We are an extremely popular group and our numbers are constantly increasing so if you have a young child interested in joining, we encourage you to add them to our waiting list early to ensure they get a place.

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Latest news

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6th Jun 2022

We’re taking a leap!

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15th Jan 2022

Scouts in Joe’s Words

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12th Dec 2021

Beamish Sleepover – first night away in 24 months.

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3rd Nov 2021

Good Luck Karen! Our new Volunteer Manager.

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Upcoming events

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Event
Hawkhirst Adventurous Activity Weekend - 2022
When

14th Oct - 16th Oct

Time

6:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Hawkhirst Scout Activity Centre, Kielder Water, Northumberland, NE48 1QZ

Section

Beavers

Event
Hawkhirst Adventurous Activity Weekend - 2022
When

14th Oct - 16th Oct

Time

6:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Hawkhirst Scout Activity Centre, Kielder Water, Northumberland, NE48 1QZ

Section

Cubs

Event
Hawkhirst Adventurous Activity Weekend - 2022
When

14th Oct - 16th Oct

Time

6:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Hawkhirst Scout Activity Centre, Kielder Water, Northumberland, NE48 1QZ

Section

Scouts

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We encourage our young people to take that leap, make that jump, get up and carry on regardless. From map reading to crate stacking, it’s all about having the confidence to give it a go.

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Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls