Explorers win Thurston Challenge
Our Explorer team completed last weekend in the South Tyneside Thurston Challenge and came away as the competition winners!
The competition is a series of teamwork challenges including orienterring, canoeing, and gyll scrambling, and is against other youth organisation teams from south tyneside
congratulations to Kieran, Liam , Lizzy, Chris, Josh and Becky
On 24th&25th August 2014 , the group hosted a very successful national scouts sailing regatta – with over 100 youngsters competing from around the country.
The racing over 2 days was competitive, but friendly and the 3rd scouts were pleased to win 4 of the 10 trophies, making us the most successful group competing
Many thanks to South Shields Sailing Club for hosting the event, all the rescue crews, Margaret's team in the kitchen, Dave and Debbie for the results, and finally to all of the competitors. See the photo's from the event.
Margaret & Bruce have recently been awarded a bar to their Silver Acorn - this is a highly prestigious award in recognition of their years of outstanding contribution to young people
Congratulations to you both - the group is very proud of you both!
In 2015, Adventures Offshore, a tall ship charity owned by the scout association will be sending 2 yachts on a round britain adventure. A number of our explorer scouts will be taking part in one of the legs , from Ipswich to Edinburgh , calling in at Newcastle, and including overnight sailing on Offshore Scout and Ocean Scout this promises to be a great adventure - good luck to those taking part!