Sectional Updates – Spring 2020

We have just had an amazing Crash Bike Challenge with so many Beavers coming together to fix bikes, scooters and skate boards as well as having fun along the way.

After an amazing turn out last year Beavers are doing Jamboree On The Trail. This year we be doing this with Cubs, this is a national event and takes place on (9th May). Our route this time is from the Cenotaph in Whitley Bay to the Tynemouth Priory (More info will be out soon.)

STOCKDALE AWARD: Olympics in a shoebox. This can be anything Olympic themed as long as it can be displayed in a shoe box. One entry per Colony.

Next Beaver Leaders meeting: Wednesday 1st April: 7pm: Tynemouth Scouts HQ

Our Cubs Scientist Badge Day saw an amazing 84 Cubs take part on 15th February. So much was on offer – rainbows in test tubes, ooblek, polishing pennies to show chemical reactions, balloon rockets, helicopters, tornadoes, and made their own fuses to go in an electrical circuit, thanks to STEM Ambassador Michael Gaughan from Lawson Fuses Ltd in Ponteland. Badges are here and will be with you shortly. Thanks to all leaders who managed to help out on the day. Your help is greatly appreciated.

The annual Sandra Rose fun games competition will be held on 17th March, hosted by 3rd Tynemouth at district HQ. Please let me know if you can run a fun scorable game type bay on the night.

STOCKDALE AWARD: Cubs’Opoly – Are you up for the challenge?, Could you make a winning board game? – Design and make a new board game that shows what we do in Cubs / Scouting. Must be playable and also have a set of rules. One entry per group.

Next Cub Leaders meeting: Tuesday 31st March: 7pm: Tynemouth Scouts HQ

Upcoming Events:

Duke of Wellington – Discussions taking place around the event although looking towards an indoor event at Tynemouth Scouts HQ 10th October.

Jamboree On The Trail – Norman has planned this event and will circulate more information at a later date. JOTT will be taking place 30th April 2020

STOCKDALE AWARD: Scouts to make their own kits, decorate them and fly them. The kites will need to be made in time to fly on 10/6/2020 between 19.00-20.30 hours at Tynemouth Haven/Collingwoods monument. A winner will then be chosen to be announced at the AGM (1/7/2020)

Next Scout Leaders meeting: Tuesday 21st April – 7pm – Tynemouth Scouts HQ

This is being organised by the Explorer Units this year, and we would love you to be involved. Keep an eye out for an email coming soon explaining how you and your group can contribute to the event, and how things will work. Please respond as best you can – it would be fantastic if the District could pull together to make this a truly unified event.


Date: Fri 10th to Sun 12th July 2020
Venue: Scout Adventures – Gilwell
For: Explorer Scouts (14 to 17 years)
Cost: £65 per young person.

This is a fantastic opportunity to take part in this Explorer-only event. It’s hugely popular so booking sooner rather than later would be for the best. It’s a National event which is being massively supported by County.

To secure a place on the Northumberland Scouts organised trip to the event please follow the link below:

Next Explorer Leaders meeting: Monday 30th March: 7pm Tynemouth Scouts HQ

Gillian Bodman, Vanessa Whittle, Oliver Scott, Leigh Barber
Assistant District Commissioner for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & District Explorer Scout Commissioner

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