Scouting is a charity and great Scouting requires sufficient funds. Raising funds is a vital part of keeping the group going. Subscriptions are used to cover basic running costs such as badges, insurance and national subscriptions.

The cost of group equipment, running the hall, trips etc. require fundraising by the group. Our current funds come from grants and events such as our Annual Casino Night and Christmas Raffle.

As the group expands, our fundraising is expanding. We would most welcome of your support – please let us know if you can help out with fundraising or have any new ideas!

Match Fundraising – Does your place of work offer match funding? If so consider helping us organise one of our fundraising activities and add a significant contribution to the group.

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We need your help!

We've been selected for the Up 2 U AAP grant worth £5,000 to the group and we need you, your friends, your family and your neighbours to vote so we have a chance to get it.


how we'll use the money!

We are to use the money to improve access to the hall and grounds and improve our facilities to enable more groups and organisations to use the hall, increasing group revenue which we will invest back into the group and our young people.

We will use the money for:

  • New front door with keyless entry.
  • New brick BBQ's and hard standing area.
  • New picnic tables.


How to help!

The event to vote for your favourite local projects is being held at:
Park View Academy, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3QA
on Saturday 28th March 2020 between 10.00am and 2.00pm

Please attend the event and vote 1st Burnmoor, it's as easy as that!

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The Scouts, Cubs and Beavers from 1st Burnmoor Scout Group would like to gather enough pennies and two pence pieces to line them up to make a mile!


  • Start collecting your pennies and ask your family, friends and work colleagues to gather any 1p and 2p pieces.
  • Give them boxes to store them in and collect regularly.
  • Ask any local businesses or shops to put a collection tin out or next to their till to collect any coppers.

We will be in touch in a month or two about starting to collect them at the hall and keep a track of how far we have got.

As part of a fundraising event in the spring term we will be having a tombola stall. When Spring cleaning or making space for those new gifts, if you find anything old you want to give away (or maybe one or two of you have unwanted gifts?). Pop them in a bag and drop them at the hall in the new year.

A huge thank you to everyone who sold raffle tickets and donated prizes.  Also, a big thank you to our fundraisers Rebecca Gray and Anita Thompson who have sold calendars and decorations to raise funds.

Our raffle and Christmas sales have made a fantastic total of £500 for our scout funds.

We have our own Crowd Funding page. As the site explains, our local Scout Hall desperately needs to create an access for all ramp and disabled toilet for use by our Scout Group and the Local Community. Please consider donating to our cause but also, please can we ask you to share this page, far and wide. To everyone, to local businesses to friends, colleagues and anyone who you think may like to support our cause. THANK YOU, 1st Burnmoor Scout Group Committee.

Great news!

We’ve registered with easyfundraising, it’s a great site where you can help 1st Burnmoor Scout Group raise funds simply by doing your everyday online shopping! It is free!

Over 3,600 big name retailers are included, such as Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, eBay, Boden and M&S.

Every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say ‘thank you!’ It’s completely free and over £27M has been raised for causes just like us so far.

Please help support us by shopping online.

We want to raise as much as possible so please sign up and help us at

It is really easy

1st Burnmoor Scout Group has been chosen to benefit from the next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund. The funding round opens on 27 October 2019 and close on 24 October 2020.

Once opted for, every time a member buys selected own-brand products and services, 1% of the money they spend goes to our charity.

What to do to raise money for our group:

  1. Are you a member, if not, see this link. It only costs £1, and you get 5% back on all co-op products purchased in store -
  2. Once you are a member, log in to and choose 1st Burnmoor Scout Group as your chosen cause.
  3. Tell everyone you know to join Co-op if they’re not already members.
  4. Ask friends/family/contacts, etc. who are already a Co-op member to choose 1st Burnmoor.

GRANT NEWS! We have heard today that we have been awarded over £500 from the Sir Tom Cowie Charitable Trust to fund us the cost of the crate staking equipment. Another activity to soon be arriving in our adventure grounds. Great news and well done to the grants team.