The scout section (‘Scouts’) offers girls and boys aged 10½ to 13 the chance to take part in a broad range of fun and increasingly adventurous activities while further developing skills which will stand them in good stead in later life. Scout troops are part of local community based scout groups.

After attending the troop for several weeks, scouts are invested. They make their scout promise are presented with their group neckerchief (scarf) group to wear with their uniform.

What do Scouts do?

Guided by their leaders, Scouts develop leadership skills, learn to work as a team, gain increasing independence and learn new skills to support them in later life. Gateshead Scouts also seek to become active, caring and engaged members of their local community.

Adventure is at the heart of activities in the scout section. As well as weekly troop meetings, Gateshead scouts thrive in the outdoors, undertaking regular camps and a host of activities from canoeing and climbing, to navigation and bushcraft. Scouts is a dynamic section with much of the programme determined by the scouts themselves, actively creating leaders of the future.

The pinnacle of scouts is the Chief Scout’s Gold Award. Scouts achieve this noteworthy award by completing all nine challenge badges which includes adventure, the outdoors and expeditions as well as teamwork and a personal challenge. This encourages them to try new things and learn new skills for life. Scouts who successfully meet the challenge are awarded their gold award at our annual county award ceremony each spring.

Scouts in Gateshead

We currently have Scout Troops at the following Scout Groups. Please click on the Scout Group name to access the Scout Group page and check on the availability of places:

Scout Group Location Meeting Night
5th Birtley Birtley (DH3 1AD) Monday
7th Gateshead Bensham / Teams (NE8 2SZ) Thursday
9th Gateshead Wrekenton (NE9 7JS) Friday
12th Gateshead Whickham (NE16 4SH) Friday
13th Gateshead Beacon Lough (NE9 6RZ) Monday
21st Gateshead Low Fell (NE9 5EU) Friday
31st Gateshead Low Fell (NE9 6QD) Friday
32nd Gateshead Whickham (NE16 4SP)
39th Gateshead Windy Nook (NE10 9SU) Friday

Can you help transform lives?

Volunteering with a scout troop is super fun and allows adults to join in with a wide range of adventurous and fun activities. Supporting your people to develop skills for life is highly rewarding and adults also benefit from gaining a wide range of skills that are highly valued by employers.

To find a place a local scout troop, check out our Join Us page.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls