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

Roll of Honour

A huge well done to our latest members on the Roll of Honour including Gold Chief Scout Awards for Emily and Will.

Please see the full Roll of Honour HERE


This weekend is the Jamboree on the internet (JOTI) find out more and take part at: https://www.jotajoti.info/

Post your pictures on our Facebook page then we can mark off badge requirements for the World Challenge!

Halloween party (Cubs & Beavers)

Beavers and Cubs will be having a Halloween party in the function room of the Burnside Club this Wednesday (19/10), full detail on Parent Portal.

Prizes for the best fancy dress and best carved pumpkin.

Please bring something along for the buffet, Beavers please bring something sweet, and Cubs please bring something savoury.

Grounds day

We'll be holding our next Grounds Dayone on the 5th of November between 10am-2pm.

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.


Our Scouts had a fantastic weekend at Moor House with 1250 others from Durham Scouts. Well done to everyone who took part, the behaviour and attitude of all our Scouts were brilliant, a real credit to the group. A huge thank you to everyone from 1st Burnmoor and across Durham Scouts involved in putting on such a fantastic event.

Check out what our Scouts got up to:


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 the Parent Portal:

  • TBC - Beavers sleepover
  • 15th of October 2022 - Jamboree on the Internet for all sections
  • 13th of November 2022 - Remembrance Sunday march for all sections
  • 19-20th of November - Night at the museum (Beamish) for Cubs and Scouts
  • 26-29th of May 2023 - Whit Camp for Scouts
  • 19-26th of August 2023 - Summer 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.

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, all the main build is complete with plumbing and electrical works currently getting finished as well as access for all to the rear with access via a ramp.

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.