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Scouting at the Heart of the Community

posted 22 Sep 2012, 03:02 by Stephen Harrison   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 15:03 ]
Scouts meet the mayor of Sunderland
The group strives to help it's young people to understand the world around them and to become active members of the local community. Washington Heriage Festival is one of the major events of the year where the community of Washington comes together to celebrate it's past, present and future.

Leaders and young people from the group supported the district volunteer recruitment effort and our young people were highly visible around the event, all looking great in i.Scout hoodies and t-shirts. It makes you proud to be part of the group!

During lunch, the Mayor of Sunderland, Cllr Iain Kay,  called into our tent for a chat and our scouts were very keen to tell the mayor about scouting in Washington and the fantastic activities they enjoy every week. We really hope the mayor will come and see us in action one week.

Scouts enjoyed exploring the event which had photos on display showing how Washington has changed, displays from North East Aircraft Museum, the Saxon Re-enactment group, Beamish Muesum and other local history groups. Scouts were also able to try the XL Youth Village climbing wall, have a go at wood turning and watch the falconry displays throughout the day.

If you like the idea of working with young people or could support the management of the group, please visit to find about more about what makes volunteering so enjoyable for the many adults who support scouting in the area.