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Fundraising by Following the Bear - BALTIC Zip Wire 2012

posted 26 Jun 2012, 15:40 by Stephen Harrison   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 15:07 ]
Following in the footsteps of adventurer and Chief Scout Bear Grylls, this Saturday adult leaders and supporters will be flying across the River Tyne raising money for the group. Our team of 11 will take on the challenge of the 2012 BALTIC zip wire, starting 140 feet up on the roof of the BALTIC flour mill and zipping across the river to the Quayside below. It's a truly terrifying experience and not for the faint hearted!

The group are fundraising for additional camping equipment in order to provide adventure to more young people in Washington. Families are welcome on the Newcastle Quayside at 10:00am to support the event. We'll also be selling raffle tickets with the chance to win a signed Bear Grylls necker, from the night Bear did his incredible stunt.

If you would like to support any of our participants, please email to make a donation to the group, or you can make a secure online donation via BT Mydonate at

If you haven't already seen Bear's incredible moment on the zip wire with the Olympic flame, check out this video on the ITV news website and look out for scouts in the welcoming party at the bottom.

3rd Washington Scouts (part of Houghton-Le-Spring Scout District) provides adventure for young people aged 6 to 14 in the North and West of Washington, Tyne and Wear. Two thriving beaver colonies, two cub packs and two scout troops make up over 200 members, comprising of over 160 young people and a leader team of 40 adults. The group is a registered charity and is managed by an active executive committee.