Whilst we are all in isolation and the world comes to terms with managing home life because of COVID-19, our Scout HQ have created a number of activities our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts can do at home.

We've also started our virtual Scouting here at the 6th Whitley Bay and sections have contacted member with instructions on how to take part.

'The Great Indoors'

We know the coming days and weeks are going to be difficult for families across the UK, as the spread of Covid-19 causes schools to close. As the experts in developing skills and bringing adventure to young people, we want to do what we can to help.

While we normally love the great outdoors, we’ve pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas (if we do say so ourselves). Keep your kids learning new skills and having fun (and avoid hearing ‘I’m bored’ every 30 seconds) all in #TheGreatIndoors.

Click the link below to find out more and see the activities available to you all.

'Camp At Home'

Calling all young people from across Northumberland, the UK, and the Wider World. COVID-19 may have changed the way we do things, but it won’t stop Scouts camping! We’re organising a month-long Virtual Camp across April, from the 01/04-30/04/20. Ending with an attempt to set the world record for the Largest Virtual Camp on 30/04/2020, when we’d like as many people as possible to participate.

Take up the challenge and let’s keep on #virtually camping, here are the “Rules”??:

  • Pack a bag
  • Build a den at home / pitch a tent in the garden/ hang up a hammock (whatever you can)
  • Sleep in your shelter of choice
  • Build a 'campfire' (real or virtual) – Adult supervision should be used during this section of the activity!
  • Take part in a “Scouty activity”
  • Help with cooking meal


Each night you participate share a creative photo, video, blog, etc. to our social media with:


  • Facebook: Northumberland Scouts & @6wbsg
  • Twitter: @NorthlandScouts & @6wbsg
  • Instagram: @Northumberland_Scouts & @6wbsg

Then share them with your leaders and friends to show that although we can’t meet “Face to Face” Scouting doesn’t stop!

Each Young Person who takes part will be entitled to 1 Night Away for each night they participate (as long as they aren’t sleeping in their bed). Meaning you could get up to an extra 30 Nights Away if you take on the challenge!

Everyone who participates will also get a #VirtualCertificate for joining in, we will also be awarding special #VirtualCertificates for those that manage the full month. Additionally, if you take part on 30/04/20 and we get enough participants you’ll be part of setting a world record!


We've registered 56 young people to take part in this month long event, here's our Cub leader Tony in his indoor Den ready for the month ahead.

Wednesday 1st April – Virtual Cub Meeting

Full information has been sent to our Cub families to invite them to our first virtual cub meeting, starting at 6:30pm.

This meeting will be a treasure hunt and you may wish to include those who you are self isolating with.