Washington Scouts


9 miles in onesies – #WalkingHomeForChristmas

9 miles in onesies – #WalkingHomeForChristmas

Before the Christmas break, a cross section of members from our group took part in a onesie trek, starting from our HQ in Washington and spanning 9 miles to the home of Durham Scouts, finishing at Moor House Adventure Centre!

This was part of #WalkingHomeForChristmas, a fundraising challenge to get out and challenge yourself with a walk. Money raised is split 50/50 between Help For Heroes and Walking With The Wounded. Scouts were asked to pay in a donation of £5 each to take part in our organised walk, which was lead by Mr Gray, Mrs Peverley and Terry, our guest helper who is a leader with Chester-le-Street Centurions (Explorers). So, how much did we raise as a group?

As of Saturday, 5th January 2019, we have raised a total of: £70!

You can still donate on our team page here.

As an active part of our community, young people at 1st Washington are encouraged to fundraise – there’s even a badge for it!

And, on the back of our onesie treks’ success, we’ve decided to make ‘getting out and about’ a more regular thing… So if you haven’t heard about our new adventure treks programme, check it out. The idea is simple: head off to some stunning scenery for the day! The only charge will usually be to cover the use of our minibus.