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Useful Information

Information about our beaver, cub scout and explorer sections

Find out more about volunteering

See live waiting list Information (HLS Scouts)

How to join 3rd Washington

Complete the form on this page to submit your son or daughter's details to join.

You'll automatically receive a copy of the details you've submitted and some further useful info about scouting. Please check the details you are entering carefully as our membership system automatically chooses which section list a young person should go onto based on their date of birth.

Unfortunately there are waiting lists for our beaver and cub sections and the Houghton-Le-Spring District waiting list page allows you to track where a young person is on our list and explains how we manage our waiting lists.

Please take a moment to find out about how you can support scouting in Houghton-Le-Spring.

We will use your details to contact you should a place in the group or another local group become available. We may also contact you about volunteering as with more volunteers we can offer more places to young people.

Find Out More About Volunteering

All of the scout groups and explorer units across Houghton-Le-Spring are voluntary organisations and rely on volunteers to deliver scouting to young people as well as to support and manage the group.

If you can spare some time to support (even if it's just two hours a month), we'll fast track your son or daughter to the top of our waiting list.

We promise that volunteering with us will be hugely rewarding and you'll be joining a growing team of people who have just as much fun as our scouts.

Our volunteering opportunities aren't just working with young people, our groups need managers, treasurers and even some DIY skills go a long way to help maintain our premises.

Find out more about becoming an adult volunteer.