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Coronavirus and Scouting in Durham

This Link provides the latest guidance and advice on how Durham Scouting is responding to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and will be updated on a regular basis.

District Training Courses
All Face to Face Leader Training courses are postponed at present, but online training is still avalable for the Mandatory Training Modules. Leaders needing to compete or update these please follow the Links below.


Durham County are looking at doing some training modules online over the next few weeks, dates of training are avalable on the County Training page. were you can also sign up to attend

More information on Training can be found at the Training pages

Scouts made me a do-er

Find out why some of our adult volunteers get involved in Scouting.

What did Scouts and Explorers from Sunderland get upto at Confido 2019 Take a look now.

Visit Durham Scout website, for all the news from around the County

Take a look at all the events being ran by Durham County.

What to keep up to date with whats going on at Durham Scouts ?
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The Scout Association News

Read the current Scouting magazine

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550 - 6-25 year olds
11 Groups around the City of Sunderland

are every week

Locations of the groups in Sunderland can be view on this Map
Information on how to Join Scouting in Sunderland
Building skills for life

Join today to learn skills for life

Volunteering Skills for life


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Just because we’re Scouting from Home, it doesn’t mean that we’re not still building #skillsforlife Scouting from home 6
summer of scouting

Throughout the summer of 2020, the North East Region Scout Counties have come together to provide our members - and all young people - with a "Summer of Scouting".

Our young people have had a difficult year with little or limited schooling, face-to-face Scouting is only just starting to resume and there are reduced opportunities to connect with their peers. We want to make sure that they have plenty to do before schooling resumes and that's why we've we've decided to share everything we're doing across the region and make sure that all young people are invited to take part.

It's a combination of virtual camps and events, activities and challenges and all young people can take part, whether they're involved in Scouting or not. There's also an opportunity for our beavers, cubs, scouts, explorers and even our scout network members to meet up with one another in their online meetings.

Programme of Activities

The following document contains all of the details of the programme of activities, It has links to all of the webpages and Facebook pages where you can find details of the various camps, activities and challenges. There are virtual camps, a photography chalenge, a geotracking challenge, a camping competition for you to enjoy and even a Christmas in Summer!

NE Summer of Scouting

Take a Scouting "Staycation"

Over the summer you can virtually tour all eight Scout Counties in the North East Region, completing six challenges and activities from each, all of which are contained in the document below. You can pick and choose the activities you'd like to do, or do them in your own time. Alternatively, you can join us on our virtual tour via Durham Scouts social media, where each week we'll ask you to complete the six challenges from a different Scout County, making eight weeks of activities and 48 activities and ideas in total.

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North East Scout Links

Are you a leader wanting to form a link across the NE Region?

Here’s a quick and easy way to make a link to another Scout Group. All you need to do is to submit the form (link below) and we will link you up with another colony, pack, troop or unit who have joined the scheme. We will then put you in touch with their leaders for you to be able to establish a link locally.

Once you have the email link to your partner group or section you could:

  • Arrange to have a joint virtual meeting
  • Arrange to swap pen pal letters
  • Send your partner Scout Group an information pack about your local area - perhaps your young members recording videos explaining what's exciting about your locality!
    Swap ideas, games and stories
  • As face to face scouting starts to resume, you may want to develop your link to host each other for a visit to your area.

Taking part in this activity could also count towards the Teamwork Challenge!

if you'd like to be paired up with a colony, pack, troop. unit or network, just fill in the North East Scout Links form

Summer of Scouting Certificate

If you've taken part in any part of the Summer of Scouting, you can download and print yourself a certificate.

There's a PDF version which you can fill in by hand, or Leaders might want to download the editable Microsoft Word version to edit and send to their members

Summer of Scouting Certificate

Editable Summer of Scouting Certificate

 Our thanks go to all of our colleagues across the North East Scouts region who have made the Summer of Scouting possible.

Completing Badges and Awards At Home
During the current suspension of face-to-face Scouting, youth members are been encouraged to continue their Scouting activities at home. To Help this we have put together some ideas on the Durham County website to help with Scouting at Home.
The Great Indoors is a 100 of the best existing Programme ideas for Indoor Scouting.
Badges and activities to do at home
Beaver Badge Workbook (book reader, cyclist, animal friend, collectors, hobbies and photographer activities badges)
Cub Badges and Activities to Do at Home (artist, digital citizen stage 1, book reader, air activities stage 2 and home help activity badges; cub scout personal challenge award, plus building a den at home!)
Scouts - Badge and Activities to Do at Home (artist, air researcher, air activities stage 2, chef, global issues, digital citizen stage 2 and writer activity badges, plus a bonus activity)

Three for 3

Threefor3 Take action to help other people by sharing three things you're doing to stay positive during the coronavirus crisis with three others

Safety guidance

Supervise young people when they’re on-line and let them know how they can stay safe. For more support around on-line safety or bullying, check out the NSPCC website. If you want to know more about specific social networks and games, the Net Aware website has loads of information and safety tips for apps.
Scouting from 1 We have a full programme of badges and awards you can do from home with your children.
Scouting – needed now more than ever.
Scouting from Home doesn’t just mean Scouting indoors – we have plenty of activities that can be done safely outdoors.
Stay safe, but remember to exercise and enjoy the fresh air!
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scouting from home 7 Outdoor exercise and Scouting activities are still okay, as long as sensible guidelines are followed. Don’t meet in groups, don’t play team games and go out with the people you live with.
We’ve been keeping children safe on-line for decades.
Scouting is still open for business, even when we’re not meeting face-to-face.
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Develop your own #SkillsForLife, make friends and have fun by volunteering with the Scouts in Sunderland

We currently have vacancies and opportunities for :-

Management Team members, Group Leadership Roles and Parent Helpers as well as Supporters and Trustees

Why not get in touch
Tel (0191) 565 7444 - Email info@sunderlandscouts.org.uk

Sunderland's Development Plan
Over the last few years under the management of a enthusiastic group of trustees who form its executive, we have embarked on an ambitious new development plan.
The plan
looks at what we will achieve by 2020
We will have Growth, Be Inclusive, Be More Youth Shaped and have Community

Scouting Today

Do more - Learn more - Be more
Volunteer in scouting- contact us at info@sunderlandscouts.org.uk (0191) 565 7444
for more information

As Scouts, we believe in providing young people with skills for life. That’s why we encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more.

Each week, we give over 450,000 young people the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed. We’re talking about teamwork, leadership, Independence and resilience –skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians.

We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always. We’re part of a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.

By 2023 we will have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme. We will be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities. We are proud to say we are a values-based movement. Our Scout values of integrity, respect, care, belief and cooperation guide everything we do.

Scouting offers a wide variety of roles to suit all interests, whether working directly with young people, managing others, running a specific activity or even helping maintain Meeting places. You'll also rediscover your adventure while contributing to your community and developing your own skills.

550 young people are involved in Scouting in Sunderland each week, in Groups located through out the City it could be more, with your help.

That's not all, you will personally benefit from a variety of interesting and challenging experiences whilst meeting new people and having fun.

Sunderland Climbing 2020  

View all of this years Climbing Photo's
Results of this years Event

    Meet Abbie: she's from Sunderland (36th Sunderland  St Aidan's) and has recently achieved some amazing things.
Very proud to count her as one of ours!

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