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One Big Family Adventure

posted 24 Jun 2013, 13:41 by Stephen Harrison   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 15:03 ]
3rd Washington's family day provided parents and carers the chance to experience some of the activities and opportunities that scouting offers first hand at our Big Day Out.

First up, our annual general meeting, held in a marquee at Moor House, a chance to reflect on the successes of the group over the last 12 months and to thank volunteers for their hard work. You can download our annual report and accounts here.

After the formal business of our AGM, families were able to explore Moor House and enjoyed our 'have a go' archery and shooting grass sledging, crate stacking and games bases as well as making the most of some nice weather.

Daniel and his dad can be seen above trying their hands at archery, both very much on target! The pair of them weren't the only ones showing some friendly family rivalry on Father's day, whether it was trying to crate stack higher than your sibling, or trying to beat your grandad down the grass sledge run.

To end the day, a traditional campfire with favourites including the ever popular Bungalow Song, My Name is Joe and Alice the Camel.

The event was a huge success and showed how the group engages with parents and carers and how scouting has a positive impact beyond our members, reaching in to the local community and making a difference.

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.