The Scout Section is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs, and is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years.


Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenge awards and activity badges. To download our latest activity programme go to PDF documents in the Members area. 

Balanced Programme

Scouts take part in a Balanced Programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.

Being outdoors is important, and half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.

International Scouting

Its international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal, and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the section. In 2011, 40,000 Scouts from around the world attended the World Jamboree in Sweden, and Scouts regularly participate in international camps and experiences both on home soil and abroad, each of them a unique experience in its own right.

Since 1987 Hexham Scouts have taken part in 20 International Summer camps visiting countries that Include France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, the Czech Republic, Spain & Hungary.

In 2006 a team of Leaders along with other Scout leaders in the area trekked to Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

1st Hexham

Our Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life. at 1st Hexham you are joining a very active Scout Troop with activities as varied as white water rafting to Gliding & Paintballing to Summer camps abroad. You can be assured of a warm welcome by the leaders who care about you & want you to enjoy life & benefit from the experiences that Scouting can provide . Check out our video below to see what kind of activities we can offer. We are your Adventure specialists !

Where are we?

The Scouts meet at:

Lookwide Centre
Maiden's Walk
NE46 1DP
Meeting Times
Mondays - 19:30 to 21:00

News & Blogs

The great Toilet roll run
18/04/2020 By David Hefferin

We are pleased to report that scouting has not entirely stopped due to the corona virus. The leaders and adult helpers are continuing to provide challenges and virtual meetings as well as badges that can be worked towards at home.

As part of the fun we got the Beavers, Cubs & Scouts involved in making a video called Bog Wars . Many children in the Group contributed before it was all added together, edited & music added. A direct link to the unlisted video was sent to all parents but it can also be watched by Group members by logging on to the website & going to the members section.

We hope everyone that took part enjoyed doing so and that you enjoyed the finished article.

This is a challenging time For everyone but we are confident we will get back to enjoying normal scouting as soon as possible.

if any parents have ideas for the beavers , Cubs and scouts to do at home, please share and we will pass on.

in the mean time congratulations go to the following winners.

The Necktie flip : Jack B (Scouts)

Easter scouting hat : Ethan T & James A (Scouts)


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Group members receive award
08/04/2020 By David Hefferin

Two adults in the Group recently received the highest accolade possible for their work in Scouting. The award came from the local community in the form of a Community Champions award. The two adults David Newman & David Hefferin, were presented with the award by their local Member of Parliament Mr Guy Opperman and Northumberland County Councillor Mrs Cath Homer at a special presentation at the Groups headquarters in February 2020

The awards recognised a combined Community service to young people of 69 years through their involvement in Scouting.



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26/03/2020 By David Hefferin
As with all voluntary organisations, Clubs & societies the scout Group is currently closed until further notice. This includes the hire of our facilities. This restriction is in line with Government instructions. At present, like everyone else we are unable to advise when the current restrictions will be lifted. Bookings that have been paid for in advance we will honour at a future date to be determined. If this is not possible we will give a full refund after the date of your booking has passed. We will be in touch individually with booking organisers as the date of their booking approaches to discuss these options. 
The safety & welfare of all our Group members & those that use our premises is paramount, so we thank you for your understanding during these difficult times.    


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David Newman
20/09/2019 By David Hefferin

Our Summer Camp to Austria in July 2019, saw the retirement of one of our longest serving leaders. David Newman joined our Group as an Assistant Scout Leader in 1987 when his son Martin joined the Scouts. Over 32 years David has been a fantastic ambassador for Scouting in our Group. During 32 years of service as an Assisant Scout leader & Group Scout leader he was instrumental as part of a four man team & committee that succeeded in building the Lookwide Centre & his knowledge of building was invaluable. David also was involved in the building of the new extension to the Centre that was opened in November 2017 & Jack's shelter in 2019.

During 20 Summer camps abroad that the Scout Troop has been involved in since 1987, David took on the role of camp leader for 15 of them & included trips to France, Germany, Austria, Hungary & Switzerland. On our many camping weekends, far too many to mention here David looked after the catering & transporting the camping equipment to the many campsites we have used over the years

David was also a regular attendee at Troop meetings, helping to run them & the Troop programme & he also was part of a great leadership team that ran an extremely active District programme for the Scout section. 

We wish David well in his retirement & thank him for his OUTSTANDING & SPECIALLY DISTINGUISHED Service to Scouting & our Group. 



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Scouts Tirolean Adventure
18/08/2019 By David Hefferin

The Scout Troop has recently returned from a fantastic Ten day summer camp in the heart of the Austrian Tirol. Based in the alpine village of Elbigenalp in the Lech valley (Lechtal), the Scouts enjoyed a range of exciting activities including Rafting, Canyoning, High Ropes, Swimming, Bowling, Shooting & the Alpine coasters at Imst & Elbigenalp. Our thanks once again go to Jeka Group holidays & to James & Glynn from Abbotts of Leeming coaches. We enjoyed a fantastic trip, with great weather and a wonderful set of kids & adults. The camp also marked the end of time for David Newman as a leader with the Scout Group. Dave completed 32 years of Outstanding & specially Distinguished service to the Group& the Scout Association. As a Group we recognised this with a range of leaving presets which were presented to Dave during the course of the camp by the Scouts themselves. Thank you Dave we fully appreciate the enormous dedication & commitment you have given to Hexham Scouts. Along with some photographs there is a video whowing the Troop white water rafting on the river Inn in Austria. to view it in full screen click on it the type F on your computer keyboard. Don't forget to set the quality to HD. To view a larger photograph just click on it.



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