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Scouts: Spreading Christmas Cheer

posted 30 Dec 2011, 04:31 by Stephen Harrison   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 14:57 ]
Scout clears paths for old folks
This Christmas, Scouts have been spreading cheer around Washington and Wearside by singing carols and helping in the community.

In the week before Christmas, Scouts
were welcomed at Manor Care Home where a group of 12 Scouts sang Christmas carols for the old folks and brought smiles to their faces. The reactions of the audience certainly made the practicing worthwhile! Huge thanks to the Scouts who represented the Group at the event.

Scouts have also been working with Wearside Women in Need, a local charity aiming to support women and children who are fleeing domestic violence. They also run a drop in centre 5 days a week on Speculation Place for homeless people where they can use the washing machine, have a shower, or access a clothing store where they can get extra clothes to keep themselves warm.

Scouts spent a day shopping and sorting food parcels for WWIN, which for the people that the charity supports, is often the only gift they get at Christmas time.

3rd Washington Scouts aims to have a positive impact on the local community. The Group challenges young people to explore their values, to work with different groups of people and to adapt to the situations they encounter outside of Scouts. Find out more about our role within the community and projects we have undertaken including clearing snow for old folks and supporting the Salvation Army.