Group Support

Scouts bridge mountain walk

Programme Support

Supporting groups to develop a programme that is active, engaging and balanced is a key role of the district. We have a team of adults who support our groups to develop their programmes to ensure that adventure is at their core. In addition, District events help to support group programmes and extending opportunities.

Programme Support Resources

Waiting List Management

HLS scouts manages the waiting lists for all sections, this means that parents and guardians get consistent communication and faster access to scouting if a place becomes available at another nearby group.

Waiting List Management


Houghton-Le-Spring District supports groups planning fundraising opportunities by offering links to local grant sources and fundraising ideas.

The district helps groups to deliver some exciting sponsored events like the BALTIC Zip Wire 2014.
Fundraising and BALTIC Zip Wire

Scout High Ropes
Adult Training

Our district training team supports adults in scouting to complete training and development relevant to their role in scouting.
Adult Training Links and Booking 

Volunteer Recruitment

We've improved our website to make it easier for potential adult volunteers to get in touch and developed a team of people to lead the induction of new adults into scouting.

Nights Away

The district supports groups planning nights away for young people and ensures that leaders have the required skills to ensure young people are safe while away through the Nights Away Permit Scheme.
Nights Away Resources and NAN Form

Media and Comms

The district provides support to groups to develop their internal and external communications and works to develop the profile of scouting locally.

Media/Comms Resources