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

Group bbq

We'll be celebrating the end of term this Wednesday with a full group BBQ.

Arrival times:
5:30-6:30 Beavers
5:45-7:00 Cubs
6:00-7:30 Scouts

Grounds day

A lot of work has continued to go on at the hall and grounds since our last official Grounds Day. 

But now they’re back, we'll be holding one on the 23rd of July between 10am-2pm, then on the first Saturday of the month going forward.

For those who haven't been to a Grounds Day, or know what one is, it's a day when we gather as many volunteers as possible and work within the grounds, we'll have a job list that will include jobs suitable for all abilities to improve or maintain our fantastic site for our members and the community. We'll also feed you bacon sandwiches and supply the tea, coffee and juice to keep everyone going.

We ask for anyone who can spare some time to pop along and support us, you can bring along your children too; if they are a member, their help will count towards their challenge awards.

Beaver Picnic And Cubboree

Our Cubs and Beavers had some fantastic days at Moor House with over 1500 others from Durham Scouts. Well done everyone who took part and a huge thank you to everyone from Durham Scouts involved in putting on such fantastic events.

(Cubs that are moving up in September, if you enjoyed Cubboree, look out for Confido this October with the Scouts)


We've identified we need several new volunteers to help with section meetings, this may be helping run activities, preparing equipment or just making the juice.

If you think you can help please see 1stburnmoor.co.uk/join for more information.


Currently, we have the following camps and days out for 2022 which are all bookable via Parent Portal:

  • 20-27th of August 2022 - Summer Camp for Scouts
  • 7-9th of October 2022 - Confido Camp for Scouts

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

New Kitchen

We are nearly their with our brand new commercial kitchen that will be a huge asset to the group for years to come which will be fully functioning when we return in September.

This has been grant-funded due to our volunteers' fantastic (and speedy) efforts. Thank you to everyone involved!

Access for all project

The development at the rear of the hall which will create extra space and better access ensuring the Scout hall is accessible to all has begun. Great progress is being made and will continue throughout the summer holidays.

This project has been a massive undertaking by those involved including raising the funds to make it happen, the efforts are a credit to the group!


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