Alpine Adventure 2020

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Saturday 23 May - Sunday 31 May 2020

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Scouts from our district have ventured abroad regularly. Adding an international dimension to our programme brings together our young people and adult volunteers through big adventures.

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

Latest news

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Saturday 23 May - Sunday 31 May 2020

09 March 2020

Meeting for scouts, parents and carers on 12th March is postponed.

Coronavirus Outbreak

Please read an important update with regard to the Coronavirus outbreak here.

  1. Current guidance from the French government is that all school/youth trips should be suspended to the Haute Savoie region of France.
  2. We will make the final decision on whether the trip will go ahead on 31st March 2020.
  3. All money paid is likely to be refunded should the decision to postpone be made.

12 February 2020


Sponsored Walk on Sunday 26 April. Download route information and sponsor form

Tesco Gateshead bag-pack on 4 April. Bookings for 10 scouts every 2 hours open 14 March online here

10 February 2020

Our adult team have been busy working away behind the scenes trying to find fundraising opportunities. We've not been very successful so far :-( and need your help! Got a contact for a bag pack, a car wash or access to a funder? Get in touch

28 November 2019

Launch event at St. Andrews Church , Washington. NE37 2AS @ 7.45pm. Check out the presentation used here


Apply for a British Passport. Need a new one? click here

Apply for an EHIC card. Need a new one? click here

More Detail

We leave by coach from Washington Services on the morning of Saturday 23 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.