Who We Are
The 8th Tynemouth Scout Group is based in Chicken Road, Wallsend. We provide scouting to young people aged between 6 – 14 years of age primarily in the Wallsend area.
This website aims to help keep the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, parents and volunteers up to date with information about activities, photos of activities and events, and to promote our group.
The Group was formed in September 1930 (Scouting–100 Not Out, Olsen 2008, p.18) and was originally known as the 8th Wallsend (St. Andrew’s) Scout Group. In March 1934 the Group moved to St. John’s Church and was registered and renamed the 8th Wallsend (St. John’s) which it is still officially registered as.
In June 1973 Wallsend Scout District ceased to exist and the group was renamed the 8th Tynemouth on the 26th June 1973 at Tynemouth’s Annual General Meeting when the Wallsend and Tynemouth Scout Districts formally amalgamated.
The Group has had several meeting locations within Wallsend since its formation as a Scout Group namely St. Andrew’s Church Warwick Road, St. John’s Church Station Road, the Boys Club (Wallsend) and Chicken Road where its Group Headquarters now stands.
Those interested in the history of Tynemouth District can find more here: http://www.tynemouthscouts.org.uk/district_history/district_history.html
Are you an ex-cub or ex-scout from the 8th Tynemouth or 8th Wallsend? We’d love to hear from you about your experiences in our group. If you have any photos let us know, we want to build up our history page and need your help. Get in touch via the Contact Us section of the site.