About Us

Houghton-le-Spring Scout District (part of Durham Scout County) provides support to seven scout groups and seven explorer scout units in the Hetton, Houghton and Washington areas of the City of Sunderland. Scout Groups at Eppleton, Houghton, Herrington, Fatfield, Lambton, North Washington, and Washington Village along with our Young Leaders Unit, host over 900 members.

The district has grown year on year since 2001 and is managed by an enthusiastic group of trustees who form its executive who embarked on an ambitious development plan. The growth has been sustained into 2016. 


We aim to offer our members the fun, challenge and adventure that high quality scouting brings.