Blyth Valley Scout District covers the south east corner of Northumberland, being one of 10 Districts within the County. The district as it is known today was formed on 1st April 2000 with the merger of Blyth District, Seaton Valley District and the 1st Seaton Sluice Scout Group from the Whitley Bay District. The District still thrives to this day, providing Everyday Adventure for over 500 young people across our area, which is only made possible by our 100+ strong dedicated volunteers.

Within Blyth Valley there are 11 Scout Groups, of which 10 are made up of a Beaver Scout Colony (age 6-8), a Cub Scout Pack (age 8-10½) and a Scout Troop (age 10½-14). Within the District we also have three Explorer Scout Units for the 14-18 age range and a Network Scout Unit for 18-25 year olds.

We cover and provide scouting within Blyth and Cramlington, being our largest towns, along with Seaton Delaval, Seaton Sluice and Seghill. Group meetings are held on all week nights to ensure that there is always an available meeting to join.  Week night sessions are supplemented by many varied weekend activities ranging from visits, camping and other outdoor activities.

 



In 2010 we celebrated ten years of our District in style with a trip of a lifetime to Kandersteg in Switzerland. ‘K10’ took 120 young people and adult volunteers from our district for ten days of adventure and international friendship at the ‘permanent mini jamboree’. Above shows the full contingent outside the main building at KISC.

Scouting is a global, educational youth Movement with 28 million members worldwide.  Scouting in the UK is part of this global family and centrally organised through the Scout Association which has a clear purpose:


To help young people achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as Members of their local, national and international communities.

 

Our aim is for young people and adults in partnership to have fun, make friends and gain life skills.  More information about scouting across the UK can be found at www.scouts.org.uk.