Welcome to the 1st Burnmoor monthly blog where we will keep you up to date with group news and upcoming events.

Return to Face to face scouting

Face to Face Scouting is currently suspended but we will continue to monitor guidance from HQ and return when it is safe to do so.

Meetings are currently being held on Zoom every other week, information sent via Parent Portal events, alongside the Program From Home in Parent Portal Program.

Census 2021

Although 2020 was a difficult year we are delighted in the fact we have more young people in the group now than ever before, following 2019's 20% growth we archived a 10% growth in 2020.

This was archived bey the tremendous efforts from our volunteers early in the year to grow the group followed by fantastic retention by delivering high quality Scouting throughout the pandemic.

Well done and Thank You to everyone involved!

Grounds improvements

Work has started on the grounds improves funded by our Local Giving match funding appeal.

Work to improve parking and pathways to improve the accessibility has now been complete.

The next part of the project is the outdoor kitchen which will include BBQ and Pizza Oven.


Join us on Durham Scouts Camp@Home4

Although we can't go to camp right now, that's not going to stop Durham Scouts from having another Camp@Home

  • Date Sunday 26th-28th of March
  • Cost: It's Free!
  • Location: In and around your own home!

Don't forget to join the Camp@Home Facebook Group.

full details have been sent via Parent Portal.


We've updated our website to make it easier to get an idea of what volunteer roles are available within the group, alongside making it easier to get in contact.

Recruiting new volunteers will be one of out top priorities over the coming months.

Please see 1stburnmoor.co.uk/join for more information.

Roll of Honour 2020

1st Burnmoor Scouts always encourage young people and their volunteers to always do their best. Awards are a wonderful way to celebrate the achievements of members and recognized volunteers. Below are members who have archived top awards at 1st Burnmoor in 2020.

(some awards have not yet been presented but will be as soon as possible)

  • Archie Galloway - Chief Scout's Bronze Award
  • Charlie Spetch - Chief Scout's Bronze Award
  • Daniel Walker - Chief Scout's Bronze Award
  • Jacob Moseby - Chief Scout's Bronze Award
  • Tilly Logan - Chief Scout's Bronze Award
  • Gideon Brown - Chief Scout's Bronze Award
  • Sienna Lloyd Jones - Chief Scout's Bronze Award
  • Amber Patterson - Chief Scout's Silver Award
  • Theo Emmerson - Chief Scout's Silver Award
  • Scarlet Lloyd Jones - Chief Scout's Silver Award
  • Beau Gritton - Chief Scout's Silver Award
  • Amelia Kelsey - Chief Scout's Silver Award
  • Stephen Bailey - Commissioners Commendation

Food bank

We're delighted that the Kind Community Support Group have moved into 1st Burnmoor, they offer a food bank service every Monday and Friday 10:00-12:00 from the Scout Hall.

Visit their Facebook page.


Looking ahead as the vaccine begins to role out were hoping 2021 we will be able to resume nights away, this will all be subject to the readiness level at the time but all being well we have the following camps penciled in:

  • 21-28th of August 2021 - Summer Camp for Scouts
  • Summer 2022 - Durham 2020 2022 Jamboree for Beaver, Cubs and Scouts

As well as these events there'll also be sleepovers for all sections and other fantastic county events to look forward to.


For more updates please join our Facebook group where our leaders update with photos and news from meetings and events.