Welcome to 1st Washington Scout Group


1st Washington Scout Group have been providing adventure for the young people of Washington since 1916.

 Based at our HQ on the corner of Glebe Crescent, opposite John F. Kennedy Primary School, we offer a varied programme of adventurous activities.

Please explore the site to get a flavour of what Scouting can offer you.

Meet the Sections

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Beavers - 6-8 Cubs 8-11 Scouts 11-14 Explorers 14-18

Scouts Winter Adventure Camp

Winter Adventure Camp


We've got an action-packed, fun-filled weekend of adventure lined up for Scouts this coming February! With 3 exciting main activities over 2 days from our very own headquarters, we can't wait our Winter Adventure Camp! Will you be joining us?

Where: 1st Washington Scout HQ

When: From 6pm Friday 16th - 12:45pm Sunday 18th February 2018

How much: Total of £35 to be paid by Friday 2nd February 2018 (£5 deposit secures place)

**Places are limited due to the capacity of our transport. Book early to avoid disappointment!**

Leader in Charge: Mr Gray

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to get intouch with us via our Facebook page, or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joining instructions and a kit list will be provided at least 2 weeks prior to the event.

To sign up, please complete the form below (or click here). 

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Christmas Camp

Beavers Christmas Camp


We're getting both colonies together this Christmas for a one night camp that will see us into Christmas Eve, with yuletide crafts and activities, including a traditional campfire... Fancy joining us? Here are the details!

Where: 1st Washington Scout HQ

When: From 2pm Saturday 23 - 10am Sunday 24 December 2017

How much: £15 by Friday 15th December

There are food options included on the sign up form for tea, please have a chat with your Beaver Scout about the choices. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch with your childs Beaver Leader, or see a member of the team at a section meeting.

To sign up, please complete the form below (or click here). 

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Back us in the Co-op Local Community Fund

We're excited to announce that you can now back us in the Co-op Local Community Fund, which gives 1% of what you spend on selected co-op products and services back to us as your chosen cause - that's on top of the 5% you would get.

What do I need to do?

1) If you're not already, become a member of the Co-operative. It costs £1 and you can apply here (or pick one up instore). 

2) Go online, or telephone, and back 1st Washington Scout Group as your local cause.

3) Spend on selected Co-operative branded products and services and make sure to use your membership card!

We're planning on starting work on the HQ over the next year, securing our purpose-built building for future generations. Money raised from this will substanially help us be able to do that. We're not asking you at shop at the Co-op specifically for us, but if you do already shop there, even if it's just every now and then, please make sure that you swipe or scan your membership card at the checkout.

Thank you for your support.

A Christmas present from the Troop

We've learned a lot about making films in the last few weeks as part of our work toward the photographer's badge.

We thought we'd take the time to create a special festive treat for you all. With a little bit of Christmas, special effects, magic.

Ho Ho Ho!

1st Washington are a 100 years old this year - celebrate with us!

1st Washington Centenary Badge GoldThis year is the centenary of our Scout group which was founded in 1916.

It's a very exciting time for us and we are hard at work planning a range of centenary events to mark the event.

These include:

  • Opening up our Summer Camp to the whole group - details of that are coming soon
  • Our Scout/Explorer trip to Iceland.
  • A group photograph - we aim to get a photograph of everyone who is currenlty in the group via Drone at Herrington Country Park on Saturday the 18th of June - Everyone who attends will get our commemorative centenary badge (shown left) to wear on their shirt.
  • Launching a range of special merchandise to commemorate the event. 
  • A celebration event on the 5th of November

Special Centenary Merchandise

Read more: 1st Washington are a 100 years old this year - celebrate with us!

Follow us in the footsteps of Baden-Powell - Sunday 6 November

Cubs will be following in the footsteps of Robert Baden-Powell, as we retace the hike taken from Fourstones to Humshaugh (both near Hexham) on the first ever BP scout camp. This is a chance to join us as we not only celebrate Cubs 100, but also our Scout groups centenary.

A guide will be joining us throughout the walk, and those who attend will be have the opportunity to buy a commemorative badge, woggle and certificate for £4. As we remember this special place in Scouting history, we will also be renewing our promise at Look Wide Cairn.

Date: Sunday 6 November

Meet: 1st Washington HQ

Wear: Uniform with walking shoes/boots

Depart: 9.30am (tbc)

Arrive back: Approx 3-4pm

Please click here to book a seat on our minibus (£2 voluntary donation to cover running costs). We will be opening bookings to other sections within the group after the 9th of October.   

You must bring a waterproof jacket, as well as a packed lunch and water bottle in your backpack. Those not on the minibus - family & friends - are invited to meet us for 11am outside of the Red Lion on Stonegate Road, Newbrough (postcode NE47 5AR).