Scouts helped clear snow in Oxclose
Our Impact on the Community

Young people are faced with dilemmas and problems on a daily basis, through scouting they can develop better understanding of their values and be more confident in exploring their own beliefs.

Young people at scouts learn to work in different groups, identifying the skills and attitudes needed to work with others. In doing so, scouts build their knowledge in key areas such as team building, this helps young people to adapt to situations they encounter when outside of Scouts.

Scouts have taken part in numerous community projects, including clearing up the C2C cycleway through Washington, clearing snow in Oxclose where old people were finding it difficult to get out, packing Christmas gifts with the Salvation Army, delivering hampers on behalf of Wearside Women in Need and carol singing in Concord. We're also part of the Scout Association's Million Hands project which aims to mobilise the 500,000 members nationally to support social issues affecting their local community.

Working With Us

Do you have a project that our young people can get involved in that will benefit the people of Washington?

Can you help our young people gain a better understanding of the local area?

We're always on the look out for ways to support our local community and with so many enthusiastic young people enjoying scouting everyweek, there really is no project too large or too small. If you are interested in working with us? Please contact our chair Helen Reed (