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 in Washington Village, we offer a varied programme of adventurous activities for children and young people aged 6-18.

Please explore the site to get a flavour of what Scouting is and how it can offer you #skillsforlife

Meet the Sections

Beaver CMYK blue stack Cub RGB green stack Scouts CMYK green stack Explorers CMYK blue stack
Beaver Colony - 6-8 Cub Pack 8-11 Scout Troop 11-14 Explorer Unit 14-18

Make a hike stove with a drinks can for free

IMG 1790When Mr Kennedy came to camp and announced it was possible to make a stove out of drinks can we were very interested. The Scouts had a go at making one as their camp gadget for the Outdoors Badge. Since then the Explorers have had a go at making one too and they really are impressive. It turns out that there are lots of different designs but we had a go at making Tom's stove as it requires a single can and a pocket knife to make. Our tip is remove the lid with the can opener on a Victorinox Swiss Army knife if you want a nice neat job. There are loads of websites that give you ideas how to make it. This one even rates all of the different designs. Ours beat a trangia - which is pretty impressive. We're about to try out some of the more complicated designs too.

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