Youth Investment Fund round up!

The project is really picking up the pace as we head towards the summer break.

Friday 27th April saw us host our first open event as part of the project at 19th Darlington (Corporation Road) Cubs and Scouts. With 19 new young member turning up on the night, as well as the current members, it was fantastic to see so much Scouting taking place. The next week even more young people turned up; good news certainly travels fast.

Next up we have the following open events:

Wednesday 6th June – Skerne Park Academy 5:30 – 7pm – full new group

Monday 11th June   – 14th Darlington (St Andrews) Cubs – 6:30 – 8pm

If anyone would like to support with these events please do not hesitate to get in touch, the more the merrier.

I have been spending time getting out and about delivering assemblies for all of the District open events as well as for the one open event in Sunderland.  Visiting Polam Hall, Reid Street, Corporation Road and St Johns so far, with Skerne Park, St Bede’s, Red Hall and Springfield coming up after half term.  Raising awareness of Darlington District Scouts and our exciting open events. It’s been exciting seeing the response locally to our updated brand and sharing the fantastic images and videos with potential new Scouts.

Joanne Hennessey

Growth and Development Officer  – Durham


The summer of 2018 is upon us, and as the sun is shining it’s time to take the plunge to the great outdoors.


But STOP wait a minute Darlington District are running a competition this summer. There’s prizes to be won, this competition is open to all sections and leaders.

From the 1st of May to the 31st of August 2018, we want you to take as many pho

tos of yourselves with your Scout Neckers on  and post it on social media.

You may be on Scout Camp or on holiday with your family. Pack you Scout Necker in your suitcase and when you’re by the pool or on the beach or by that famous land mark –  strike a pose and take the photo.

Then simply upload it to one of the following social media formats Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, the posts need to be made public for us to be able to follow.

Each post requires the following

Group Name / section – where you are currently and what you’re up to  and #tag it #neckersontour #scouts


For example

25th Darlington Cubs – Airfield – guiding them in – #neckersontour #scouts


Most of all don’t forget your Necker and the hash tag #neckersontour as that will be how we will be filtering the photos of you when you’re out and about.

All photos posted on social media are done so with the permission of the person in the photo


Follow us on twitter @darlingtonscout and use the hash tag #neckersontour #scouts
Only public posts will be picked up on twitter


Follow us on Instagram @ darlingtondistrictscouts and we will follow you back, and again don’t forget the #neckersontour

This competition is only open to all current Scouters of the Darlington District, but we don’t mind if other Districts join in on the fun, on Twitter or Instagram. You never know it may catch on and the #neckersontour may go worldwide 😉

Important info regarding taking photos, we know and understand that to open any Social Media account, the minimum age is 13, therefore we expect those entering the competition under this age do so with the permission of their parents / carers and its their parents / carers that are posting the photos.

Because the photos posted to twitter and instagram  are on the public domain (WWW), they may be reposted by third parties, or used by 3rd party publications. By posting these photos on Social Media you acknowledge these terms.