About Us

About Us

3rd Washington Scouts (part of Houghton-Le-Spring Scout District) provides adventure for young people aged 6 to 18 in Washington, Tyne and Wear. With an active two beaver colonies, two thriving cub packs, two adventurous scout troops and a brilliant explorer unit, the membership of the group is over 200 including our team of adult volunteers. The group is managed by an active executive committee who work behind the scenes to grow the adventure for members. Members of 3rd Washington are easily recognisable by huge grins and their yellow neckers.


Our vision is to have a positive impact on the young people of Washington by delivering a programme focused on outdoor and adventure with a new challenge every week.


The aim of the group is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.