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Scouts: Helping Other People

posted 4 Dec 2010, 09:07 by Jonathan Chicken   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 14:55 by Stephen Harrison ]

This week, Scouts in Washington took to the streets to clear paths around old folks’ houses. A team of 15 young people aged 11-14 years old, supported by their volunteers adult leaders, spent 3 hours shovelling and scraping to improve the access to around 30 homes in the Oxclose area of the town.

12 year old Matthew Willcock said, “It’s about us putting something back. We’ve had great fun and adventures in the snow this week with Scouts, but this time we wanted to show what good we could do for older people.”

The scouts have spent much of their time outdoors this week and have been sledging, snowballing and enjoying  adventure outdoors.

Through scouting, young people can gain an understanding of how to play an active role within their community and their wider society. 3rd Washington Scouts learn to explore their own values and to respect the values of others as part of our balanced programme.

The Group is one of the largest in the area, and leads adventure for 140 girls and boys aged 6-14 in the north and west of Washington and is managed and led by 30 volunteer adults.

To find out more about scouting or to get involved, visit  or call 0845 300 1818.