Alpine Adventure 2020

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.

The Big Picture

With a budget of over £45,000, managing the trip costs is really important.

The actual cost of a place on the adventure is over £550 per person, but scouts pay just £475. We manage this because our trip to France is supported by our local fundraising efforts as well as from the generosity of local organisations.

In addition, our adult volunteers pay the same fees that young people pay, keeping the cost per person down.

When to pay

£475 in total, paid over 5 months. You could expect to fund raise at least £150 towards this cost.

  1. £50 - before 19th Dec. 2019

  2. £100 - before 31st Jan. 2020

  3. £100 - before 29th Feb. 2020

  4. £100 - before 31st Mar. 2020

  5. £125 - before 30th Apr. 2020

Please note that deposits/payments are not returnable and represent your commitment to go.

Grant Support

If you feel you may be eligible to receive some grant funding to match funds you've already raised, then please contact Jonathan in confidence for an initial discussion.

Making Payments

Payments should be made by BACS either from your online banking or from your bank branch. This service is free at the bank.

  • Sort Code: 40-52-40

  • Acc No: 00016273

Email abroad@hls-scouts.org.uk to confirm payments have been made. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept cheque or cash payments. Please do not send payments via local scout groups.

Raising funds


Over half of the scouts who went abroad in 2019 raised over £125 off their fees. We provide some optional events which allow scouts to fund-raise. In addition, there are a limited number of grants available from the scout association to support those in the greatest need and to match fundraising efforts.


Scouts could expect to fundraise: