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

Happy birthday 1st burnmoor

February marks 1st Burnmoor's 91st birthday ending our 90th anniversary celebrations, we've had a fantastic year with our Anniversary camp, party and badges galore, thank you to everyone involved in such a fantastic year for 1st Burnmoor.

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

#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 pick up, cub drop off

We now have so many members on a Wednesday we're making changes to the Beavers pick up and the Cubs drop off, this will going forward be through the back gate, adults can enter and wait on the hard standing and members will be let out of the rear door. Beavers drop off and Cubs pick up will continue to be at the front door, there is no change for Scouts or Explorers. 

This change has been made due to safety concerns with so many cars congested in the street.

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 meetings or car share.


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.

Got free time another time? We have volunteers who help out within the grounds with various tasks including gardening, grass cutting and general maintenance, if you or someone you know who might be interested you can gain entry via a combination lock and work as you please, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info, there's a polly tunnel just waiting to be filled with bloom.

CO-OP day

A huge thank you to all the members who helped promote our cause at the Penshaw Co-op last month, this makes a massive difference to our fundraising. We'll be holding another promo day soon and we'll be looking for volunteers.

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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inform leaders of absence

You can now inform leaders if your child will be absent from a meeting through Parent Portal, this makes planning much easier when leaders know in advance, please visit the programme tab where the attendance can be edited for future meetings.

welcome new members

Welcome to all our new members who were invested this month, our new Beavers will be invested on the 11th of March, please make sure to have uniform before then, please see our Parent's Guide for more info.

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.

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.

Save the date

All sections will be having a sleepover at the hall on the 25-26th of April.

The Scout section will be off to Whit camp 22-25th of May.

Details will be sent out through Parent Portal soon.

spaces available

We currently have room for young people to join our group in Cubs and Scouts 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.