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1st Burnmoor Scout Group was formed in 1929 as New Lambton council schools group, and met in a building near the current burnmoor petrol station, the Headteacher Mr Galley, a motor cycle enthusiast, was the Scoutmaster (his adopted son Michael Galley is a Scout Leader at 55th Sunderland today). He and a Mr Pratt and headmaster Mr lambton were the founding members.

In the early 30's Mr W. G. Henderson, an insurance agent became Scoutmaster, he had been a scoutmaster at 1st Herrington; The Group's name changed to 1st Burnmoor and they still met in a building near the current Burnmoor filling station. Mr Henderson fought in the war with the RAF and was killed in action in 1944.

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Herrington ScoutsAfter the war another 1st Herrington assistant Scoutmaster became 1st Burnmoor Scoutmaster, his name was Mr Robert Forster, a coal mine fitter at sixth pit. He became known as Skip. The group now met at a old chapel hall near the beck at the top of the dip, down from the current scout hall.

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altThe group moved to a NCB owned building next to Lambton Nursing Home in the late 60's, and Mr Fred Forster, a bricklayer and council area foreman became Group Scout Leader (GSL).  Fred "my bonnie lies over the ocean" Forster was to become a major influence to the Group's leaders and members and was a respected community member. Using the patrol system he created generation after generation of self confident scouts who still show him their respects today.

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When the NCB hiredopen hall hall at Lambton, had it's lead pinched and the group decided they would try to build their own HQ. Local people and businesses raised money, along with the group, they purchased some land for £400.00 from Lord Lambton.




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On a fantastic weekend on the 23rd & 24th November 2013 Burnmoor Scouts helped by Scouts from 4th chester le Street, Centurion Explorer Unit, Chester le Street District Scouts and our community planted 680 trees in our new garden. Most trees were planted as a hedge but some were used to create a new woodland.

This is a list of who planted where so you can keep looking as the years go by to see how your tree is progressing.

See the video here

Plot Area Planters Photo
Plot 0 Everywhere Callum Smith, Oliver Dunn, Elliott Ball, Adam Wilson. Preperation work all day Friday.  
Plot 1 Northern fence. West corner. Holly John Cudlip, Colin Brown, Terry Brown Plot 1
Plot 2 Northern Fence Kevin Brown, Bill Dunn Plot 2
Plot 3 Northern Fence Drew Brown, Connor Anderson Plot 3
Plot 4 Northern Fence Brian Chater Plot 4
Plot 5 Northern Fence Craig Lloyd, Laura Harris Plot 5
Plot 6 Northern Fence Kevin Brown, Bill Dunn Plot 6
Plot 7 Northern Fence Daran Tate, Philip Chater Plot 7
Plot 8 Northern Fence Graeme Launder Plot 8
Plot 9 Northern Fence   Plot 9
Plot 10 Northern Fence Daran Tate Plot 10
Plot 11 Northern Fence Brian Chater Plot 11
Plot 12 Northern Fence Connor Anderson, Drew Brown Plot 12
Plot 13 Northern Fence Graeme Launder Plot 13
Plot 14 Northern Fence. Campfire area Graeme Launder Plot 14
Plot 15 Northern Fence. Campfire area Graeme Launder Plot 15
Plot 16 Northern Fence. Campfire area Craig Lloyd, Laura Harris Plot 16
Plot 17 Northern Fence. Campfire area   Plot 17
Plot 18 Northern Fence. Campfire area Brian Chater Plot 18
Plot 19 Northern Fence. Campfire area Drew Brown, Connor Anderson Plot 19
Plot 20 Northern Fence. Campfire area Philip Chater, Hope Raferty Plot 20
Plot 21 Northern Fence. Woodland area Brian Chater Plot 21
Plot 22 Northern Fence. Woodland area Connor Anderson, Liam Black, Drew Brown Plot 22
Plot 23 Northern Fence. Woodland area   Plot 23
Plot 24 Northern Fence. Woodland area Connor Anderson, Liam Black, Drew Brown Plot 24
Plot 25 Northern Fence. Woodland area Bryan Scott Plot 25
Plot 26 Northern Fence. Woodland area   Plot 26
Plot 27 Northern Fence. Woodland area Ryan Murley, Kirsty, Patrick Anderson Plot 27
Plot 30 Eastern Fence. Woodland area 4th Chester le Street - Lily Bartlett, Lauren Bartlett, Luke Dumighan, Mr Bartlett Plot 30
Plot 31 Eastern Fence. Woodland area Jason Clennell, Ross Clennell Plot 31
Plot 32 Eastern Fence. Woodland area 4th Chester le Street - Jamie Humphrey, Jacob Harris, Reuben Harris, Harry Pickering Plot 32
Plot 33 Eastern Fence. Woodland area Karl Myers, Jane Myers, Logan Myers, Plot 33
Plot 34 Eastern Fence. Woodland area 4th Chester le Street - Lily Bartlett, Lauren Bartlett, Luke Dumighan, Mr Bartlett Plot 34
Plot 35 Eastern Fence. Woodland area 4th Chester le Street - Jacob Harris, Reuben Harris, Harry Pickering Plot 35
Plot 36 Eastern Fence. Woodland area Jason Clennell, Ross Clennell Plot 36
Plot 37 Eastern Fence. Woodland area Daran Tate Plot 37
Plot 38 Eastern Fence. Woodland area 4th Chester le Street - Lily Bartlett, Lauren Bartlett, Luke Dumighan, Mr Bartlett Plot 38
Plot 39 Eastern Fence. Woodland area 4th Chester le Street - Jamie Humphrey, Jacob Harris, Reuben Harris, Harry Pickering Plot 39
Plot 40 Eastern Fence. 4th Chester le Street - Jamie Humphrey, Jacob Harris, Reuben Harris, Harry Pickering Plot 40
Plot 41 Eastern Fence. 4th Chester le Street Plot 41
Plot 42 Eastern Fence. 4th Chester le Street - Lily Bartlett, Lauren Bartlett, Luke Dumighan, Mr Bartlett Plot 42
Plot 43 Eastern Fence. 4th Chester le Street - Jamie Humphrey, Jacob Harris, Reuben Harris, Harry Pickering, Luke Dumighan Plot 43
Plot 44 Eastern Fence.   Plot 44
Plot 45 Eastern Fence.   Plot 45
Plot 46 Eastern Fence.   Plot 46
Plot 47 Eastern Fence.   Plot 47
Plot 48 Eastern Fence. Durham Council Wardens Plot 48
Plot 49 Eastern Fence. Durham Council Wardens Plot 49
Plot 50 Eastern Fence. Durham Council Wardens, Drew Brown Plot 50
Plot 51 Eastern Fence. New woodland 4th Chester, Greg Pisoskz, Kerri Harris, Adam Wilson, Gillian Lowery, Mathew Lamb Plot 51
Plot 52 Eastern Fence. New woodland 4th Chester, Greg Pisoskz, Kerri Harris, Adam Wilson, Gillian Lowery, Mathew Lamb Plot 52
Plot 53 North side of wildlife area hedge   Plot 53
Plot 54 North side of wildlife area trees Adam Wilson Plot 54
Plot 55 Blackthorne west of campfire Graeme Launder, Scott McGregor Plot 55
Plot 56 Oak and Ash west of campfire Colin Brown, Terry Brown, Adam Wilson Plot 56
Plot 57 Western garden near wall Oli (Beaver) Plot 57
Plot 58 Western fence near wall. Holly Adam Wilson Plot 58
Plot 59 Western fence near wall. Adam Wilson, Drew Brown Plot 59
Plot 60 Western fence Adam Wilson, Gillian Lowrey, Craig Lowery, Andrew Leadbitter, Joseph Leadbitter, Graeme Davison Plot 60
Plot 61 Western fence James Davison, Matthew Bishop, Andrea Bishop, Matthew Lamb, Jacob Davison Plot 61
Plot 62 3rd row eastern fence Matthew Bishop, Andrea Bishop Plot 62
Plot 63 3rd row. Campfire area. Steve Matthews, Jennifer Mee, Alistair Mee Plot 63
Plot 64 Western fence. North corner. Holly James Davison, Matthew Bishop, Andrea Bishop, Graeme Davison, Jacob Davison Plot 64
Plot 65 Willow hedge using Willow donated by Burnmoor Conservation group 23rd Feb 2014 Martin Hood, Daran Tate, Ryan Murley, Bill McMahon, Adam Wilson  
Plot 66 Fruit trees and bushes 22nd March 2015 Nicola Tobin, Vicki Bell, Alex Bell, Layla Tobin, Alex Bell, Adam Wilson, James Davison, Graeme Davison, Jacob Davison, Susan Matthews