October is set to be a fun-packed month

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!


All out adventure.
4 action packed days. 3 dazzling nights. 1 amazing city. Scouts and explorers from around Houghton-le-Spring District will hit the capital this October, ready for a weekend of exploration and adventure.


27th - 30th October 2016

See the capital from a whole new perspective.
Across the trip, scouts work in groups to navigate their way across the capital using the tube and busses, accompanied by adult leaders.
Explorers will be in groups and will navigate their own way around the capital, keeping safe by checking in with adults regularly and being in constant contact with the adult team.
Young people always come home from something like this with a buzz and as one big team.
Staying right in the heart of the action
Our base will be Holland Park Youth Hostel (link). The 
facilities are of a high standard and the hostel has a good reputation among youth organisations.
The whole hostel is newly refurbished and is of high standard, with most rooms en-suite. Scouts will have seperate accommodation to explorers and boys and girls seperated. 
SafeStay Youth Hostel
We leave and return from London by coach. We’ve used our coach company - North East Coast Travel (formerly KJS) many times. 
We have had faultless support from them over the years and the company comply with stringent standards of safety and child protection. Whilst in London, we’ll use public transport (e.g. Bus and Tube).
Managing safety is our top priority and is always a focus. We have a proven track record of large group trips and we have a risk assessment in place.
We have an experienced team of adult leaders going who have attended trips like this before.
Join the adventure today!
The trip is limited to 47 participants initially and these are allocated on a first-come basis by deposit payment.
To join the adventure click below to book and then pay £70.00 deposit (by 8th May) as below.
The trip costs £295 in total. This should be paid before 30th September 2016.
Money shouldn’t be a barrier to a young person experiencing the adventure. If money is a problem, we have additional support available. 
To find out more or if you have any questions, contact Jack Fletcher (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07429 562964) to have a confidential conversation about supporting a young person’s adventure.
We prefer payment by BACS transfer. This can be done in-store or online. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. when any money is paid. Please pay all money to the following account:
  • HLS Scouts
  • Sort code: 40-52-40
  • Account number: 00018186 
  • Ref: [Young Person's Name] + City
If you'd like to pay by cheque, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more info.
Please do not send money via local scout/explorer leaders.
We work incredibly hard to decrease the amount of money you pay. At launch, we have the following dates available for fundraising:
  1. Sun 10th July: Bag pack @ Tesco Roker, Sunderland
  2. Sat 4th September: Bag pack @ Sainsbury's, Silksworth
There will be other opportunities which you'll be informed about when we confirm them. We're working as hard as we can to secure other funding opportunities for young people and families!