How to Join 4th Washington Scouts
Add your child to our join system by completing the form to the right.

Our membership enquiries are managed by Houghton-Le-Spring District and you'll some further useful info about scouting on their website.

Unfortunately there are waiting lists across all of our sections. You can refer to this page to find out about our waiting times and waiting list policies.

You can find out more about 4th Washington including our meeting location on our FAQs page and find out meeting times for beavers, cubs and scouts on their section pages.

Please take a moment to find out about how you can support scouting in Houghton-Le-Spring.


All of the scout groups and explorer units across Houghton-Le-Spring are voluntary organisations and rely on volunteers to deliver scouting to young people as well as to support and manage the group.

If you can spare some time to support (even if it's just two hours a month), we'll fast track your son or daughter to the top of our waiting list.

We promise that volunteering with us will be hugely rewarding and you'll be joining a growing team of people who have just as much fun as our scouts.

Our volunteering opportunities aren't just working with young people, our groups need managers, treasurers and even some DIY skills go a long way to help maintain our premises.

Find out more about becoming an adult volunteer
or you can email for an informal discussion about volunteering.