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

Section Programs

Leaders have put together fantastic programs for the first term of 2020, they are now published on Parent Portal and on the website. 

#BUILD Skills for Life

We're still looking for volunteers at 1st Burnmoor, if you have the time to help, if it be once a week, month or year we'd love to hear from you. Please Click Here for more info. 

Beavers are growing strong

We have now successfully launched our second Beaver colony, we can't wait to see all our new members getting invested in the near future. Welcome to all those who have started this term.

We've been able to make this happen with the help from new adult volunteers who all started out with the 4 week challenge as apart of #BUILD, why not try the 4 week challenge yourself!

Parent's Guide

For all new members please see our new Parent's Guide to give you some helpful infomation about joining Scouting.

Grounds day

We'll be holding our first grounds day on Saturday the 22nd of February from 10am, we'll be tidying up, litter picking, gardening and much more with jobs for all ages. Please show your support by sparing a few hours to help as we make a start on the 2020 program of work.

2019 saw a huge transformation in the grounds at 1st Burnmoor, with the archery range, bush craft area, 1000 trees planted and so much more. 2020 will be program spectacular with plans for the climbing wall, tree climbing, crate stacking and much more.

CO-OP Foundation

Please can we ask you to pick 1st Burnmoor Scouts as your local cause, if you're not already a member it's quite easy to sign up. It will really help us to raise money for our Hall renovations.

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Christmas Raffle and Fundraising

A huge thank you to everyone who sold raffle tickets and donated prizes. Also, a big thank you to our fundraisers Rebecca and Anita who sold calendars and decorations to raise funds. Our raffle and Christmas sales have made a fantastic total of £500 for our group funds.

Santa Sleigh

Santa really enjoyed seeing everyone again just before Christmas, with help from 1st Burnmoor Scouts and the Houghton-le-Spring 41 Club, thank you to everyone involved and everyone who came out to see us, we raised a total of £734 for the group.

fundraising team members

Do you have an interest in volunteering? Do you want to try something new? Do you want to give something back to the community or make new friends? You can provide as little or as much time as you have available. Any help is greatly appreciated and will give you a sense of achievement and value.

1st Burnmoor Scouts are looking for some help with our fundraising. Grant applications, event organization, managing fundraising projects, letter writing or marketing? No skills necessary, all training will be provided as necessary. Most work can be done at home, meetings are bi-monthly.

If you are interested or want to know more, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or for more information please see the SASU page on our website.

Venator and Hedley Foundation

We've been successful in receiving grants for archery equipment, another fantastic opportunity for our young people. Thank you for everyone who voted for us on Venator and well done to Susan for the Hendley Foundation grant.

90th Anniversary award

There's still time to complete the 90 Challenge Award, click hear to find out more.

Afternoon Tea and Fun

A group of Scouts are organizing a fundraising event in order to raise funds for the Summer Jamboree. Details will follow, but a date for your diaries is 21st March 2020, 3pm.

We are looking for tombola prizes, so if you have anything, please drop in to the hall at any meeting.

There will be a quiz, some stalls and a delicious afternoon tea. If you are interested in running a stall, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2020 Challenge – a mile of pennies

During 2020 we are looking to collect enough 1p & 2p coins to line them up to make a mile!  Please collect as many as you can, and ask friends, neighbours, colleagues to gather them as well.

car Parking

When picking up and dropping off please keep the large gate into the grounds by the two garages clear, also please avoid parking outside of houses on Sydney Street, please park alongside the Scout grounds or alongside allotments on Sydney Street. 

To help reduce the amount of cars please when possible walk to meeting or car share.

spaces available

We currently have room for young people to join our group from year 4 and up, to join please put their name down on the waiting list.


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