About Us

About Us

3rd Washington Scouts (part of Houghton-Le-Spring Scout District) provides adventure for young people aged 6 to 18 in Washington, Tyne and Wear. Two thriving beaver colonies, two cub packs, two scout troops and an explorer unit make up our 250 members, comprising of over 200 young people and a leader team of over 40 adults. The group is a registered charity and is managed by an active executive committee.


3rd Washington aims to grow our Group, to provide adventure to every young person in the North and West of Washington, by building a successful team of adult volunteers to deliver a balanced programme of activities.


The aim of the group is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities. Please watch a short video about scouting.