New place to meet for scout group

Members of the 2nd Tynemouth Scout Group.
Members of the 2nd Tynemouth Scout Group.

Members of the 2nd Tynemouth Scout Group have had to find themselves a new home – because so many young people have decided to join them.

There are three sections, allowing young people aged from six to 14 to join in the fun.

The group has moved into Howdon Family Gateway on a Tuesday night, which is a community partnership benefiting the young people and their families.

Leader Shelly Burns said: “This has been a very positive move for us, as we are growing fast and regularly welcome new members.

“The group now has access to larger spaces for indoor activities and once the nights get lighter, the garden and ball game area can be used for gardening, woodwork, campfires, cooking, camp preparation and everyone’s favourite – games.”

The 2nd Tynemouth currently has 47 youth members but are still keen to see more people join in the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts sections.

Scout groups all across Tynemouth District, which covers North Shields, Wallsend, Battle Hill and Howdon as well as Tynemouth itself, are also recruiting for youth and adult members alike.

All of the adults involved are unpaid volunteers who undergo background checks before taking on a leadership role.

For more information on joining 2nd Tynemouth, email join2ndtynemouth@outlook.com and for more details about the groups in the Tynemouth District, email info@northumberlandscouts.org.uk