1st Burnmoor Scout Group was formed in 1929 as New Lambton council schools group, and met in a building near the current burnmoor petrol station, the Headteacher Mr Galley, a motor cycle enthusiast, was the Scoutmaster (his adopted son Michael Galley is a Scout Leader at 55th Sunderland today). He and a Mr Pratt and headmaster Mr lambton were the founding members.

In the early 30's Mr W. G. Henderson, an insurance agent became Scoutmaster, he had been a scoutmaster at 1st Herrington; The Group's name changed to 1st Burnmoor and they still met in a building near the current Burnmoor filling station. Mr Henderson fought in the war with the RAF and was killed in action in 1944.