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District 5-a-side 2017

Posted on September 23rd, 2017 by Tony McAndrew

Well done to the 4 Scouts from 17th Tynemouth who came to Parks Leisure Centre today, to take part in the annual Tynemouth District 5-a-side tournament.

Everyone tried their best throughout the games that were played. Unfortunately we did not win the team trophy this year, but a massive congratulations to 4th Tynemouth who were overall winners, and to the 1st Tynemouth who were announced as runners up.

We did take some silverware this year, with one of our Scouts receiving a trophy for player of the tournament! BRAVO!

A few photos are in the gallery below.

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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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Braving the cold – Wintercamp 2017

Posted on January 21st, 2017 by Tony McAndrew

Over the weekend of January 6th – 8th 2017, 17th Tynemouth Scouts braved the weather and went camping at Hawkhirst, Kielder for the annual Wintercamp.

Our Scouts’ view of Wintercamp

Here’s what they had to say about the adventure:

We started by setting up the stuff in the tents then drinking hot chocolate. The next day we went on the bumper cars and the miami ride. We had an amazing time. We waited in a long line to get onto the zipwire but it was worth it. The food was nice. At night we had a campfire.

On the first night we put our bags in the tents and then went for a wander around the site. We returned to the camp and had a choice of soup, hot chocolate and donuts. The next day we explored around our site before breakfast. We did lots of different activities and in the evening played a wide game and then had a campfire. On the Sunday we had the chance to do even more great activities.

I thought that camp was really good. I loved the miami ride and the zip wire the most. Every morning the breakfast was really nice. I found some friends from another scout group and enjoyed the hot chocolate from the snack bar. I bought a wintercamp hoodie and it was absolutely massive! At night it wasn’t too cold. Overall camp was really good and I would go again!

As you can see from these accounts of the camp, our Scouts definitely had a great time.

Loads to do…

There was a wide range of activities available to try, and our group certainly made the most of it. Here’s a list of some of the things they got up to over the weekend:

  • 500m Zipwire through the forest
  • Freefall bag drop
  • Bushcraft/wild cooking
  • Miami, dodgems and a simulator ride
  • Archery
  • Tomahawk throwing
  • Cave bus (caving simulator)
  • 4-wheel drive off-road adventure
  • Tank driving
  • Crafts, including making our own leather woggles
  • Huge wide game with around 150 people
  • Quad biking
  • Mountain biking
  • Disco
  • Fire lighting
  • Abseiling

Find out more…

Photos from the weekend can be found on our Gallery.

You can also find out more about Wintercamp on the official site:

Come and join the fun!

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Travelling The Globe At JOTI

Posted on October 26th, 2016 by Tony McAndrew

The Scout section took part in Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) over the weekend of 14th to 16th October 2016. Every one of our Scouts took part in the event. 17th Tynemouth organised our JOTI event for the whole of Tynemouth District. Almost all of the groups in Tynemouth participated.

More than 100 people came along to the Tynemouth District HQ to see what was going on. Contact was made with Scouts from all over the world using a variety of methods:

Scouts were armed with a list of questions to ask, log sheets and their own personalities. Using these tools they managed to find out a great deal about Scouting globally.

Overall the Scouts spoke to a whopping 81 countries this year. This is the best we’ve ever managed for JOTI in Tynemouth. The map and list of the countries we spoke to are at the end of this post.

Next year’s JOTI will be 20th to 22nd October 2017. It seems that our Scouts want to take part again so we will see you there again next year!

To see more photos from the event, please visit the Gallery.

Finally, a massive thank you to all who took part in the event, both from Tynemouth and across the world. Huge thanks also to the parents and leaders that helped out over the weekend.

Map Of Countries Contacted


List Of Countries Contacted

Australia Croatia Greenland Lithuania Norway Sudan
Austria Cyprus Guernsey Madagascar Pakistan Sweden
Bangladesh Czech Republic Hungary Malaysia Philippines Switzerland
Barbados Denmark Iceland Malta Poland Syria
Bermuda Dominica India Mexico Portugal Taiwan
Bolivia Egypt Indonesia Mongolia Romania Tanzania
Bosnia England Ireland Morocco Russia Turkey
Brazil Falkland Islands Israel Namibia Scotland Uganda
Burma Faroe Islands Italy Netherlands Slovakia USA
Canada Finland Japan New Zealand South Africa Venezuela
Chile France Jersey Nicaragua South Korea Wales
China Germany Kazakhstan Nigeria Spain Zambia
Congo Ghana Kenya Northern Ireland Sri Lanka Zimbabwe
Costa Rica Greece Lebanon

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Tynemouth District 5-a-Side Competition

Posted on October 1st, 2016 by Tony McAndrew

20160925113503-f51ecfa1-meScouts from 17th Tynemouth headed to Parks Leisure Centre in North Shields last week to take part in the annual District 5-a-Side football competition.

We had 4 of our Scouts turn up to play, joining forces with another Scout from 13th Tynemouth to make a team.

Everyone did really well. Plenty of goals were scored and the players had a great time.

Well done to the 1st/15th who took the winning trophy.

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Scouts Reopens In Wallsend Centre

Posted on August 19th, 2016 by Tony McAndrew

Scouts_RGB_green_stackFollowing a few years of time off, the Scout Section will be opening its doors again at 17th Tynemouth (Our Lady & St Columba’s) Wallsend. Our first night will be Wednesday 7th September.

A good number of Scouts have already signed up to join, and we still have room for more! Young people aged 10½ to 14 years old with a good sense of fun and adventure are more than welcome.

Where We Are

Meetings take place at Trinity Methodist Church Hall,  located on Station Road just over from Wallsend Library.

Meeting times are every Wednesday in school term time from 7:45 to 9:00pm.

Planned Activities

A wide range of activities are planned for the next term including:

  • Geocaching
  • Jamboree on the Internet
  • Exploring Wallsend
  • Air Activities
  • Scouting Skills
  • Theatre Visit

Come And Join Us

Want to get involved? Drop us a note at the following page: or email us at

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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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