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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Olympic Torch honour for Consett Fund raiser

1st Consett Scout Group's fund raiser, Kirstie, has been given the honour of carrying the Olympic Torch as it passes through Sunderland. Kirstie was recognised by her employer for her hard work over the last few years organising the many fund raising events to help Consett and Blackhill Scouts raise money for a new headquarters.

Kirstie will be carrying the Olympic Torch on Saturday 16th June, at 10:08 am, on Stockton Road in Sunderland.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

i.DID 2012 - Did you?

Fifty Beaver Scouts, Cubs, Scouts and leaders from Consett took part in the District i.DID weekend over the Jubilee Bank Holiday. The largest contingent from any of the six Groups who attended. In total 220 scouts from Derwentside took part.

The weekend started on Saturday, with everyone arriving at Moor House Adventure Centre near Durham in rain. However, this soon cleared up and after pitching the tents the fun began with the opening ceremony followed by the i.Olympics. 

Sunday was a fun packed day, with activities all day including three inflatables, climbing, crate stacking, archery, toboggan run, string trail, survival skills workshop, off road buggies and segway racing.

Following this the whole district of 220 people enjoyed a Sunday Dinner served for them in Moor House by the Explorer Scouts.

The Beaver Scouts left us on Sunday night, and on Monday Cubs and Scouts took part in section activities. Cubs went to Nature World in Middlesbrough and the Scouts went Go-karting in Durham. Cubs then went home, leaving just the Scouts and Explorers to enjoy the i.Fest; a BBQ followed by music, dancing and karaoke. 

Tuesday, the last day. Scouts and Explorers took part in Operation X2. A series of 10 exciting incidents around Moor House.

Overall it was a fantastic weekend, and a big thank you must go out to the i.DID team of five Explorer Scouts who organised and ran the event.