1st Shiremoor Scout Group is a popular and thriving Scout Group with over sixty young people enjoying the fun and adventure that Scouting brings; supported by a dedicated group of adult volunteers and young leaders that are committed to giving the young people skills for life.
The group was established on the 23rd March 1950 and we are celebrating our 70th anniversary in 2020.
We meet on a Monday night at Holystone Primary School offering young people from the areas surrounding Holystone, Shiremoor, West Allotment and Backworth the opportunities to build confidence and self-esteem, learn important life skills and leadership skills, team building, outdoor adventure, and have lots of fun!
At 1st Shiremoor our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts are recognisable from their gold and scarlet trim neckers.
The section programmes are designed to be challenging, relevant and rewarding for all young people and based around three main themes: Outdoor and Adventure, World and Skills. The group enjoy getting out into the grounds of the school venue which includes a large field with adventure courses, a nature area including a fire pit area and pond and a traverse climbing wall. We also enjoy getting out and about in the local community. The local Rising Sun Country Park and Cobalt Biodiversity Parks are popular destinations for orienteering, hikes (day and night), tracking and wide games.
We listen to and value the views of our young people and ensure that the programmes incorporate their ideas. We hold regular youth forums, so the young people are involved in core decisions for the group and can take on leadership roles within their sections.
Young people’s achievements are recognised through a range of different badges and awards they can earn whilst in their section. Many of the young people go on to achieve their Chief Scout Awards and are invited to attend an award ceremony held by the County. Alongside this we have our own rewards systems such as weekly medals for those who go above and beyond.
Active in the Community
As scouts we aim to make the world a better place through making impact in our communities. As a group we complete litter picks, activities around recycling and annual environmental conservation at Cragside. Alongside this we regularly bring in visitors from organisations who help different groups of people within communities in order to educate the young people around challenges within society and inspire them to do good in the world. In the past we have had visits from the emergency services, Street Pastors and the Whitley Bay Foodbank. We have also had the opportunity to visit both Cullercoats and Tynemouth Life boat stations and be given talks by the volunteers of the RNLI as well as various religious buildings in the area – a Hindu Temple, an Islamic Mosque and a Jewish Synagogue and heard talks from their religious leaders.
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