Scouting in North East England
Scouting in North East England is about Scouting in the official region of North East England. It is largely represented by the Scout Association of the United Kingdom and some Groups of traditional Scouting including the Baden-Powell Scouts' Association.
The Scout Association North East Region includes two official regions of Englands, North East England and Yorkshire and the Humber. The Scout Association North East Region contains eight Scout Counties. Cleveland, Durham and Northumberland are in the official region of North East England, while Humberside, Central Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire are in the official region of Yorkshire and Humberside and are covered in Scouting in Yorkshire and the Humber.
Durham University Scout and Guide Group, and Tyne Universities Guides and Scouts (the Newcastle University and Northumbria University), affiliated with the Student Scout and Guide Organisation (SSAGO), is in this region. A notable Scout at Durham University was Professor John Alan Chalmers (1904–1967) who was Durham University Rover Scout Leader, Assistant County Commissioner and District Commissioner for Durham City, with his Scouting and scientific work recognised in his obituary by the Royal Meteorological Society.
History of Scouting in North East England
The first official Scout Camp after the creation of the Scout Movement was at Humshaugh. In 2008, Jamboree 2008 an independent Jamboree, was held near the original site to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the first official Scout Camp. A notable early Scout in Northumberland was Captain Cecil Victor 'Swannie' Swan, M.C. (1887–1964), a friend of Baden-Powell and a contingent leader to early Jamborees.
The Scout Association Counties
The Scout Association in North East England is administered through three Scout Counties, Cleveland Scout County, Durham Scout County and Northumberland Scout County.
Cleveland Scout County
Cleveland Scout County is concurrent with the area of Cleveland, England on the border between County Durham and North Yorkshire, and provides Scouting opportunities for young people and adults in the areas around Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, and Middlesbrough.
The County is currently divided into 5 Scout Districts.
- East Cleveland District
- Tees Valley North District
- Middlesbrough District
- Redcar and Eston District
- Stockton and Thornaby District
Durham Scout County
The County is divided into 14 Scout Districts:
- Bishop Auckland
- Blaydon and District
- Crook and Weardale
- Darlington and District
- Durham City and District
- Gateshead and District
- Houghton-le-Spring and District
- Seaham and District
- South Tyneside
Northumberland Scout County
Northumberland Scout County covers the political counties of Northumberland and part of Tyne and Wear. the County has introduced an award for Groups, to give them goals and create a more efficient and better group. The award "The County Standard" is gained by achieving a number of goals/targets published every year by County. 2nd Seaton Delaval Scout Group was the first to achieve this award.
The County is divided into eleven Scout Districts:
- Great North District
- Benton District
- Blyth Valley District
- Castle Morpeth District
- Hadrian District
- Mid-Northumberland District
- Newcastle East District
- North Northumberland District
- Tynemouth District
- Wansbeck District
- Whitley Bay and District
The Cleveland Scout Association County Camp Site is Ravengill Campsite]. Stockton District Campsite is "Pybus". 'Seeonee Lair' (Kettleness) Activity Centre is the responsibility of the East Cleveland Scout District.
- Blyth Valley Gang Show started in 1992.
- Middlesbrough Gang Show, started in 1950, runs every two years.
- Newcastle Gang Show is the third oldest Gang Show, having been started in 1937. It closed in 1992, but resumed in 1998.
- Tynemouth Gang Show, started in 1947, runs every two years.
- Whitley Bay Gang Show.
- ^ Scout Association North East Region
- ^ Durham University Scout and Guide Group
- ^ SSAGO England
- ^ Hutchinson, W. C. A.; T. W. Wormell (1968). "Obituary Notice, Dr. J. A. Chalmers". Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society (John Wiley) 94 (399): 121. doi:10.1002/qj.49709439922.
- ^ "Humshaugh: - A Fortnight in Baden-Powell's Holiday Camp". "Johnny" Walker's Scouting Milestones. http://www.scouting.milestones.btinternet.co.uk/humshaughcopy.htm. Retrieved 2007-01-26.
- ^ Walker, Colin (2008). The Dawn of the World Scout Movement. Write Books. http://www.scouting.milestones.btinternet.co.uk/shop.htm.
- ^ News report on Jamboree 2008
- ^ Scouting Milestones - Scouting Personalities
- ^ Cleveland County Scouts homepage
- ^ East Cleveland District
- ^ Hartlepool District
- ^ Durham Scout County
- ^ Northumberland Scout County
- ^ Blyth Valley District
- ^ Hadrian District
- ^ North Northumberland
- ^ Tynemouth District
- ^ Whitley Bay and District
- ^ Caud Marra Online
- ^ Hawkhirst Scout Activity Centre
- ^ Ravengill Campsite
- ^ Stockton District Campsite "Pybus"
- ^ 'Seeonee Lair' (Kettleness) Activity Centre
- ^ Moor House Adventure Centre
- ^ Adventure Activities Licensing Scheme
- ^ Camping & Indoor Accommodation
- ^ Ford Scout Campsite
- ^ Powburn Adventure Centre
- ^ History of Blyth Valley Gang Show
- ^ Blyth Valley Gang Show
- ^ Middlesbrough Gang Show
- ^ Newcastle Gang Show
- ^ Tynemouth Gang Show
- ^ Whitley Bay Gang Show
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