Do more. Join our alpine adventure
Scouts from Houghton-le-Spring district regularly enjoy international adventures abroad. The alpine adventure provides opportunities for young people to experience high-calibre activities, as well as life in another country.  Scouts coming home from international adventures are part of a team; a scouting family that spans age, ability and scout group. 100% of scouts attending in 2017 rated this trip as GOOD or BRILLIANT.  It’s amazing fun, jam-packed with adventurous activity and is guaranteed to provide lasting memories, life-long friendships and develop #SkillsForLife.

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Scouts work together in teams of a similar age and ability.
Our professionally-led activity programme includes:
white water rafting
climbing and via ferrata
high ropes and zip wire
mountain hut
luge (sledge)
town visit
Aiguille du Midi cable car 

White water rafting

We leave by coach from Washington Services on the morning of Saturday 25 May. We’ve used our coach company, North East Coach Travel many times. We have enjoyed faultless support from them over the years and the company comply with all relevant standards of safety.

We cross the English channel via Dover-Calais by ferry and travel south east across France to the Alps. We arrive at lunchtime on Sunday and Natacha Camier, our host, greets us with a welcome meal.

The chalet has a good standard of accommodation. Scouts sleep in rooms of 4-6 young people. Each room has a shower and toilet.
There is a games room, an online IT suite, an outdoor all-weather games pitch and a lounge.

scouts on the ferry
be abroad
 Latest news

 Bag packing at Sainsbury's North Superstore, Riverside Road, Sunderland
 Saturday 1st December 2018 (book here)
 Sunday 2nd December 2018 (book here)
 Monday 3rd December 2018 (book here)
 Wednesday 5th December 2018 (book here)
 Thursday 6th December 2018 (book here)
 Friday 7th December 2018 (book here)

 Bag packing at Asda, Washington
 Sunday 4th November 2018 (Raised £8.33 per hour)

 Our first 94 places have been filled in just 5 days an amazing   response. A further 13 scouts have been invited from our reserve list.
 Please check your email!

 Stadium of Light charity collections
 Tuesday 2nd October 2018 (Raised £40.00 per person)

 Our information sharing event was held on 13th September

 Here is the presentation that we shared

 Apply for a British Passport. Need a new one, click here
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 Stadium of Light charity collections
 Saturday 26th January 2019 (book from 05 Jan 19)
 Download information to print at home

Jonathan Chicken,
3 Sep 2018, 12:40