On Saturday 20th October the Cubs and Scouts of the 14th had use of the Longfield School IT Suite (thanks to ASL Faro who is an IT Assistant there) in order to join JOTI.
We had a fantastic time at the Jamboree, during which we made contact and chatted to other Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Rover Scouts and Leaders from 51 countries across the globe. It was interesting to see that when we joined (just before 10am) we were talking with people from the East (Phillipines, Indonesia, etc.) but as we left we were chatting with Bolivia, Brazil and Chile in the West.
Schools Out and that means there’s more chance of getting to the Great Outdoors. Don’t forget when you get out and about, take your neckers with you, maybe your on your holidays by the beach or on a sightseeing tour of your favorite city. Put on your necker and take a photo and post it to one of the Social Media platforms.
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
Or on our facebook pages
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.
Growth and Development Officer – Durham