About Us

We're preparing young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme.

We're growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities.

Welcome to the new website for Houghton-Le-Spring scouts. If you can't find what you're looking for, please visit our old site at archive.hls-scouts.org.uk. Email web@hls-scouts.org.uk to give us feedback on our new site.

About Houghton-Le-Spring Scouts

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 to deliver skills for life for their members. Scout Groups at Eppleton, Houghton, Herrington, Fatfield, Lambton, North Washington, and Washington Village along with our Young Leaders Unit, host nearly 1,000 members.

Skills for Life

We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians. We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always. We’re part of a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.

Our Groups

Links to Group Websites:

Contact Us

You can contact us about joining or volunteering by completing the forms on our website. For any other enquiries, please use the contact details below: