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Extending Opportunities in Scouting

posted 29 Sep 2013, 13:35 by Stephen Harrison   [ updated 7 Aug 2014, 23:17 ]
Young Carers enjoy the slide3rd Washington Scouts have been supporting a new project led by Houghton-Le-Spring district to extend scouting opportunities to more people. The Houghton-Le-Spring project, supported by Sunderland Carers Centre and the Freemason's Grand Charity, aims to support young carers to be able to access scouting even if they cannot make a regular weekly commitment.

Scouts from 3rd Washington supported a fun day at Moor House adventure centre designed to give young carers a taste of scouting, with archery, grass sledging, shooting and wood fire cooking all on offer for everyone to try, it was a great day for all.

The day also gave scouts the chance to make new friends as they worked together on some of our team games activity and shared some of their biggest adventures with those new to the idea.

Soon the group will be inviting young carers to join us for some of our troop night activities and our Friday night adventures.

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.