The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old. There is core flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 5¾, and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½.
The Cub Pack is the second section of the Scout Group following on from Beavers. Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 ½. There is core flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 7½ and can move to Scouts between age 10 and 11.
The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs. The Scout Section is for young people aged between 10½ and 14 years. There is core flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 10, and can move to Explorers between age 13½ and 14½.
Explorer Units are the fourth Section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Explorer Scouts are young people aged between 14 and 18 years old. There is flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 13½ but cannot move to Scout Network until 18. Young people must have left the Explorer Scout section before the date of their 18th birthday.

Get ready! We’re off to Durham 2020.


In the summer of 2020, Durham is hosting its first international Scout jamboree. Over 2000 Scouts and Guides from around the world are expected to travel to Durham for a summer to remember and we’re going too!


When? 1-8 August 2020

Where? A stunning 60 acre site in Wolsingham, Durham

What? An 8 day, 7 night jamboree experiencethat will have a real buzz, a great range of activities and cultures from around the world:

  • Join one of our five sub-camp communities
  • Over 200 exciting and adventurous activities to try
  • Two off-site days in Durham and at Derwent Water
  • Experience the spectacle of the opening and closing ceremonies
  • An evening programme of parties and entertainment
  • A full village of facilities from cafes to shops
  • An exclusive and secret off-site day for Explorers

How? Book through OSM Parent Portal by the 24th of June!


Our 90 challenge award as apart of the groups 90th anniversary celebrations is ready for our young people and volunteers to get stuck into, lists will be handed out at our next meeting night, adults see below how to get involved!  

Adult volunteers can get the badge too by getting 90 points, keep track of your own points and let a leader know when you’ve achieved 90.

Points are earned by the following:


Help at meeting night = 5 points 

Help at grounds day = 10 points

Help at camp = 10 points per day

Fund raise £100 for the group = 10 points 

Help with group function = 10 points 

Attend a group function = 5 points 

Become section assistant = 30 points

Become a section leader or committee member = 90 points (Because becoming a leader is awesome and you’re supporting young people through lots of challenges throughout the year)

It was a record turn out at our gardening day yesterday, fueled by bacon sandwiches, chocolate cake and scones, the volunteers made a big impression on the grounds. We managed to finish the fencing around the bouldering wall, clean the camp fire area, fill a skip with rubbish, plant lots of beautiful flowers, put down the wood chip and concrete in posts for the new fencing beside the poly tunnel. Brilliant effort everyone!

The scouts went to the Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetlands on Wednesday night. We were lucky enough to have a clear night and were able to see lots of constellations including Orion, Ursa Major, and the Seven Sisters. The session was ran by the friendly and enthusiastic members of Sunderland Astronomical Society who were so knowledgeable and informative.

A big 1st Burnmoor THANK YOU to everyone who welcomed us, we can't wait to return.