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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Eastbourne Explorers recently organised and completed a passport one night camp at Moorhouse. This meant we had no adults or leader with us and had to do everything ourselves. Everyone had to get the train from Darlington to Durham 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


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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Fresh Start

Its been a long time coming but the 18th Darlington Scout Group (Middleton St George) finally have somewhere they can call home. Their new purpose built Scout Hut had its GRAND OPENING at the weekend, Sue Snowden (Lord Lieutenant of…

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Cake Happy

Squirrels from the 7th Sea Scout Group the other week had fun making chocolate cornflake cakes whilst learning about food allergies gluten, wheat and dairy

Great ! T

Great Times were had by all at Great Towers the other weekend. The rain didn’t stop any of our play, and to top it all off, Elm Ridge welcomed their newest Explorer.