1st Washington Scout group have been providing adventure for children and 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.
Were really excited that Summer Camp is only days away.
As usual we've been working hard to make sure all of the kit is ready to go and are dotting the I's and crossing the T's on our paperwork.
The final letter with the joining details is attached below along with a spare consent form. If you have mislaid yours, or haven't recieved one yet, can you make sure that you bring one along with you on Friday when you come down to help load the van at 6:00.
I hope you are excited as we are. We have a fun packed camp planned and this year are welcoming our Cub and Beaver sections too for a true whole-group experience.
You will be able to see what we are getting up to on our blog http://1stscouts.org.uk/blog/
Fingers crossed for sunny weather.
Confido is a huge weekend of activities with a great atmosphere! 1200 Scouts, Explorers and Guides will camp together for two nights, eat in our centrally catered marquee and enjoy two evenings of entertainment including bands, a disco, campfires and our own cinema. We've got our own radio station, mobile phone apps and cafe - there really is something for everyone at Confido!
7-9th October 2016. Moor House Adventure Centre
Get ready for a party to remember with our Carnival themed Confido!
Download the flyer here or ask your section leader for details
This Saturday we made our way up Penshaw monument to take part in a centenary photo. Not everyone in the group was able to make it but we did have a great turn out none the less.
We climbed to the top of the monument for our main group shot and then headed back to Herrington Country Park to take a drone shot of all of the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers making a giant "100" it was amazing to be part of the event. You can check out our efforts on our YouTube channel.
This 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.
- 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.
- Launchng a range of special merchandise to commemorate the event.
- Planting a commerative flower bed at HQ
Special Centenary Merchandise
We had a our latest Iceland update meeting tonight and a couple of you have asked for a copy of the PowerPoint file and a sponsor form for those scouts wanting to do sponsored events to raise money for the trip.
Here they are
Lots of great activities coming into the calendar for October.
October is Confido month and we always aim to take part in Jamboree on the Internet too.
This October introduces something new!
27th - 30th October 2016
After a couple of year’s absence our popular Charity Auction is returning this year.
For the event to be a success we really need donations of any surplus quality items you might have e.g. toys, games, household goods etc.
The only thing we can’t take is clothes. We can collect your items or you can drop them into HQ on Friday 22nd from 7.00pm.
This has always been a popular event and the more donations of items we receive, the more chance of making money on the day, all of which goes straight into Group Funds.
We look forward to hearing from you.
On Saturday 23rd April 2016 at 11.00am (Viewing from 10.30)
Venue: Scout HQ, Glebe Crescent, NE38 7AW