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

12 May 2019
 Sponsored Walk over the Cleadon Hills.
 Map of Route  
 Sponsor Form

13 April 2019
 Bag packing at Tesco click here to book

7 March 2019
 Update meeting for families
 7.45 - 8.30pm @ St. Andrews Church, Washington. NE37 2AX
 Presentation  Kitlist

19 February 2019
 Stadium of Light charity collection
 Tuesday 19 February 2019 - raised £35 per person.
 Now shown in the online balance checker. 

27 January 2019
 Grant Support
 Thanks to all those who submitted evidence in relation to grant support.
 Grant application forms have been sent to Scout HQ.
 We expect to hear back within 8 weeks.


 13 September 2018
 Our information sharing event was held on 13 September

 Here is the presentation that we shared

 Apply for a British Passport. Need a new one, click here
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 Download information to print at home

Jonathan Chicken,
3 Sep 2018, 12:40
Carl Hickman,
6 Mar 2019, 07:31
Carl Hickman,
6 Mar 2019, 07:31