Squirrel Camp

The Squirrels from the 27th Darlington Scout Group just completed their first ever night under canvas. Following our successful sleepover earlier this year, ten intrepid Squirrels took the plunge to try out a tent – and loved it! With a…

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The Beach

Cracking evening at the beach with Elm Ridge Explorers and Harrowgate Hill Explorers joining us. #SkillsForLife is clearly working as one of our Explorers avoided last years burger gate episode & successfully cooked all of his burgers this year! Well…

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We Need You !!

Over the past year Scouting has grown in Darlington with the opening of a number Squirrel Dray’s (this is the youngest age group in the Scouting Organisation) We have daily enquiries about young people wanting to join our Scouting Sections…

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Beavers on a Trail

The Beavers from the 12th Darlington Scout Group, recently went on a Nature Walk taking in the surrounding countryside. Learning about the animals and plants. Half way round the route they were challenged with making a piece of art using…

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Water Load of Fun !

Amazing day with the 12th Darlington Scout Troop at Ellerton lake with North Yorkshire Scouts water team. Great people who put on a whole day of paddle sports for us.

Scouts Trooping the Colour

Georgina, aged 13, a Scout at the 12th Darlington Scout Group, said:

“We got to experience many things we wouldn’t have been able to otherwise – Trooping the Colour, Madame Tussauds and going up the Shard where we could see all the way to the edge of London. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and we’re very grateful!” 

Orienteering 2024

Double Win for Hurworth !!! This years Darlington District Orienteering Competition was a straight Orienteering OF with Elm Ridge and Hurworth Elm Ridge Explorers vs Hurworth Explorers 11th Darlington Scout Group (Hurworth) vs 12th Darlington Scout Group (Elm Ridge) and…

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ASU – Trip Out

ASU go all out Theatrical May’s ASU (Active Support Unit) meeting was a visit and tour of the Georgian theatre at Richmond. It’s a lovely space and our guide Austin was a font of information. #ScoutingForAll georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk


As we say goodbye to the JOTT we say hello to DDOTTY (Darlington District on the Trail Year 24) What an amazing start to the DDOTTY24, perfect weather, all went well and lovely to see so many people. We had…

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