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Category: Cubs

17th Go Camping

Posted on May 24th, 2017 by Tony McAndrew

Last weekend Cubs, Scouts and a Beaver went camping at Powburn in Northumberland.

We all had a great time taking part in a wide range of outdoor activities, including:

  • Learning to use an axe to chop firewood
  • Fire lighting
  • Cooking on a campfire, toasting marshmallows, making popcorn and damper bread
  • Preparing wood pigeon for lunch
  • Hiking and exploring the local nature. We spotted wild otters, a swimming cow and a toad
  • Playing wide games
  • Using the activity equipment at the scout centre
  • Target shooting using air rifles

There are loads more photos to look at on our Gallery

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Scouts in the Community

Posted on April 1st, 2017 by Tony McAndrew

Earlier today, 17th Tynemouth Scouts took part in our first Scouts in the Community project. 12 Scouts, 5 Cubs and 1 Beaver from the 17th took time out of their busy weekends to help out at the Church of Our Lady & St. Columba in Wallsend. All of the team jumped into action to assist, and carried out a range of work including:

  • Reorganising storage inside the church
  • Clearing garden waste
  • Weeding the garden
  • Sweeping the paths
  • Polishing brass-work
  • Dusting the church
  • Cleaning the windows

The Cubs spent 2 hours and the Scouts 4 hours working around the church and the gardens. We hope visitors to the church notice a difference!


Huge thanks to all of the members who turned up today to lend a hand.

More photos of our work can be seen in The Gallery

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Cubs Head To Powburn

Posted on November 7th, 2016 by Tony McAndrew

This weekend our Cubs headed to Powburn Scout Adventure Centre for a weekend of adventure and mystery. We joined forces with the 3rd Tynemouth (Ritson’s Own) for the weekend (thanks for the invite).

Mystery Time

The theme of the camp was problem solving and teamwork. The Cubs had to work together in teams to solve problems and in turn receive a clue that would help them work out the name of a criminal in a “Sheerluck Holmes” mystery. You can find the mystery and the clues here if you want to have a go yourself:


cubs-powburn-62Cubs took part in a wide variety of activities to earn clues to help work out whodunnit including:

  • Nuclear Meltdown
  • Circus Skills
  • Maltesers and Chopsticks
  • Rubiks Cube and other puzzles
  • Cup Stacking
  • Domino Rally
  • Marble Run
  • Compass Bearings

Just For Fun

cubs-powburn-30It wasn’t all learning and hard work. The Cubs also had time to let off steam in their free time, which meant getting outside to play on the rope swing, beat the obstacle course and build dens. We had a great campfire on the Saturday evening along with a firework display given it was also bonfire night.


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Cubs District Centenary Camp

Posted on August 5th, 2016 by Tony McAndrew

IMG_2688Cubs from 17th Tynemouth ventured to Powburn over the weekend of 8th to 10th July 2016 to celebrate 100 years of Cubs.

The Cubs took part in a wide range of activities including:

  • Archery
  • Crate Stacking
  • Pioneering
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Orienteering
  • Grass Sledging
  • Climbing Wall
  • Craft Tent
  • Inflatable Assault Course/Bouncy Castle
  • Pole Climb

Photos from the weekend are available to view from the 8th Tynemouth Gallery.

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Join The Adventure

Posted on August 5th, 2016 by Tony McAndrew

Join the adventure…

17th Tynemouth are looking for young people to come and join us in the following Sections:


Beavers – ages 6-8

Wednesdays 5:15 – 6:15pm


Cubs – ages 8-10½

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:45pm


Scouts – ages 10½-14
Wednesdays 7:45 – 9:00pm

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