Districts

Districts in Northumberland

Benton

Benton District sits within the western boundary of North Tyneside and includes Wideopen, Benton, Forest Hall, Killingworth, Holystone, Palmersville, West Allotment, Shiremoor and neighbouring villages.

George Stephenson worked as a brakesman in Killingworth Pit and the District badge depicts a locomotive from Stephensons era.

The District is growing in numbers and currently has over 250 young people regularly taking part in Scouting activities.

District Commissioner: Kathryn Fuller

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.bentonscouts.org.uk

Blyth Valley

Blyth Valley Scout District covers the South East area of Northumberland and includes the towns of Cramlington and Blyth together with the villages of Seghill, Seaton Sluice and Seaton Delaval.

The District was formed in 2000 following the amalgamation of Seaton Valley and Blyth District. Currently the district operates 10 groups covering Cramlington, Blyth, Seaton Sluice and Seaton Delaval, while also operating an Explorer Scout Unit along with a successful young leader scheme. The district also boasts a fully active Network Unit and also runs the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme. Every other year the district presents its popular Gang Show.

Blyth Valley operates two campsites, one at Selby Wood, Stainton, Morpeth and the other a basic Greenfield site at Hartford, Cramlington. The district also has a camping cottage at Spylaw, Rothbury. The district has its own headquarters in Blyth and another building in Seghill

District Commissioner: Mica MacInnes

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.blythvalleyscouts.org.uk

Castle Morpeth

Castle Morpeth Scout District Castle Morpeth is a large rural Scouting District in Northumberland County.  The area extends from Hadston and Chevington in the north-east corner, to Stannington at the south-east, Heddon-on-the-Wall in the south-west and Otterburn in the north-west.  It includes the major towns of Morpeth and Ponteland.

The District has two Explorer Scout units meeting at Ponteland and Morpeth.

District Commissioner: Neil Fraser

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.castlemorpethscouts.org.uk

City of Newcastle

The City of Newcastle Scout District is co-terminus with the area covered by the Newcastle City Council.

The District was formed in 2011 by the amalgamation of the former Great North and Newcastle East Districts.

There are 21 Scout Groups in the District, most with provision for Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts, meeting in Brunton Park, Byker, Dinnington, Fenham, Gosforth, Hazlerigg, Heaton, High Heaton, Jesmond, Kenton, Kingston Park, Lemington, Walker, Walkerville and Westerhope.

There are 7 Explorer Scout Units meeting in Fenham, Gosforth, Heaton, High Heaton, Jesmond and Walker.


A Scout Network is based in Fenham and provides opportunities for the 18 — 25 year old age group to continue their Scouting and provide service within and outside the Movement.

The District Scout Active Support (Red Scarf) Unit provides a focus for those over the age of 18 to support Scouting in the District, in particular the Newcastle Gang Show and the organisation and leading of the Lookwide Walk. 

Team District Commissioner: Tony Stephenson, Kath Tyson & Dan Mercer

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.newcastlescouts.org.uk

Hadrian

Hadrian Scout District is situated to the West of Newcastle upon Tyne and is geographically the largest District in England.

It was the location in 1908 of “Lookwide”, the first ever National Scout Camp at Fourstones.

The vast majority of the District is rural yet Scouting takes place right along the Tyne valley. The main attraction is Hadrian’s Wall and many Scouting visitors use the District Camp Site at picturesque Dilston.

Team District Commissioner: Bruce Lenton & Adam Murphy

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.hadrianscouts.org.uk

Mid-Northumberland

Mid Northumberland Scout District is a rural area with many small villages. 

Scout Groups are based in Alnwick, Felton, Amble, Longhoughton and Rothbury, with two Explorer Units taking members from all Groups. The District successfully runs the Duke of Edinburgh Award and Young Leader Scheme encouraging our young people to get involved with younger sections as well as out in the local community, as they truly are great role models. 

District Commissioner: David Dick

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.midnorthumberlanddistrictscouts.co.uk

North Northumberland

District Commissioner: Louisa Coates

Email: [email protected]

Tynemouth

Tynemouth District covers an area of North Tyneside including the Tynemouth, North Shields, Meadow Well, Percy Main, Howdon & Wallsend. 

A Scout Network based in Tynemouth provides opportunities for the 18 – 25 year old age group to continue their Scouting and provide service within and outside the Movement.

The District has 3 Scout Active Support Units: Powburn, Fellowship and Gang Show, these Units provide a focus for those over the age of 18 to support Scouting in the District, in particular the Tynemouth Gang Show.

District Commissioner: Darren Bailey

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tynemouthscouts.org.uk

Wansbeck

Scouting thrives in the Wansbeck area with Scout Groups in Newbiggin, Ashington, Guidepost and Stakeford.  There are fantastic opportunities for young people aged 6 – 25 years old to gain new skills and enjoy outdoor activities such as canoeing, climbing and adventure camps.

District Commissioner: Liam Bull

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wansbeckscouts.org.uk

Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay and District incorporates eleven Groups, an Explorer Unit and a Network.

Whitley Bay Scout District is located in North Tyneside,

Scout Groups are to be found in Cullercoats, Whitley Bay, Monkseaton and Earsdon, with each Group operating Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

The District has its own headquarters at the entrance to Marden Quarry on The Broadway and this is where the Explorer Unit and Network meet.

District Commissioner: Charlie Ross

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.whitleybayscouts.org.uk