Scouting is a global, co-educational youth Movement with up to 40 million members worldwide. Northumberland Scouts are part of the UK Scout Association with whom we share our common purpose: To actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.
Northumberland Scouts is one of the largest youth organisations in the North East with over 8000 members. We operate across the areas of Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland. Scouting is a uniformed organisation open to all young people irrespective of class, ethnic origin, nationality (or statelessness) or race, gender, marital or sexual status, mental or physical ability, political or religious belief.
Through a structured and progressive programme of activities, young people are able to take part in a range of experiences from canoeing, abseiling and mountain biking to music, drama and the creative arts. The programme provides opportunities for all young people to have their achievements recognised through a range of awards. Supportive and comprehensive training is provided for all adults. Every year Scouting helps over 450,000 young people in the UK enjoy new adventures; to experience the outdoors, interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Working alongside our youth members are thousands of adult volunteers, with a huge variety of roles and opportunities available.
International Scouting for Northumberland incorporates Newcastle and North Tyneside. The County International team is predominately there to support Groups, Sections/Units going abroad. We have a wealth of experience and a network of contacts to help scout groups prepare and plan trips and discuss International opportunities. Scouts welcome people from all backgrounds and ages 6-25, providing opportunities, skills and active citizenship activities. With a long history of working internationally, scouts have a number of opportunities to engage internationally through units locally, regionally and nationally, as well as World Scout Programmes and lobbying and advocacy at global level:
- World Scout Environment Programme
- Messengers of Peace
- Scouts of the World Award
- Scouts Centre of Excellence protecting and promoting the environment
- World events including World Scout Jamboree every 4 yrs for 14-17 yr olds, World Scout Moot for young adults, Inter-religious symposium
If you wish to contact County Office, please use the contact form that can be found here.
For general Scouting enquiries please call the Scout Information centre on: 0345 300 1818 (local rate)
AddressNorthumberland Scouts, Scout House, 39 Horsley Avenue, Shiremoor, Newcastle upon Tyne
Zip/Post CodeNE27 0UG