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News Update from the DC

6 May 2020

I hope that you are all keeping well and staying safe.
Thank you to all the Key Workers; you all thoroughly deserve the clapping that is happening every Thursday evening.
Well done to everybody who joined in with the Northumberland Scouts #CampatHome, there were a lot of fun pics being sent in to us.
You were part of a camp that a total …

Message from Our President

5 Apr 2020

Message from Our President – Suzie Reynolds
Coronavirus and Covid-19
Keeping Calm – and Carrying On
“With the arrival of COVID 19, suddenly – almost without warning – it has felt as if our Scouting world had ground to a halt almost overnight, and yet it hasn’t, has it?
One of Scouting’s most important attributes is adaptability, and it’s an inspiration to see how …

Scouts At Home

25 Mar 2020

Scouts @ Home
These are strange times indeed. Whilst we are not doing any face-to-face Scouting, there is still loads to do whilst you are stuck at home.
Below you will find links to Scouting and fun activities suitable for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network and adults. You don’t have to be part of Scouting to benefit, so please share …

Fund Raising Opportunity

5 Feb 2020

Do your funds need a boost? Why not enter one or more teams in the Rotary sponsored Fun Swim on 21st March, details attached? Money raised would qualify as fund raising for the purposes of a Sharpe Bequest grant application and could also be incorporated into a Gift Aid income tax repayment claim.
The Rotary Club of Lancaster Loyne …

District Good Service Awards Reception

6 Jan 2020

The Lonsdale District Scouts Adult Awards Ceremony took place on 5 January 2020 at Leighton Hall, courtesy of our District President Suzie Reynolds, in the presence of Craig Dewar-Willox (County Commissioner).
The Reception is a chance for us to mark the achievements of those members of Lonsdale District Scouts who have been awarded a Good Service Award in 2018/2019.
Awardees attending on …

GSL Vacancy 16th Lancaster

3 Jan 2020

Search for a New Group Scout Leader for 16th Lancaster (St. Paul’s) Scout Group
After a wonderful term of office, Jim Holland has decided to stand down from his post as Acting Group Scout Leader. I want to thank Jim for his outstanding service to the Group.
We are now looking for a highly motivated volunteer who can support the adult volunteers …

Africa 2021

2 Jan 2020

In 2021, West Lancashire Scouts will complete a three-week long expedition to the village of Mangani, which is located in Malawi. While in the village, the team will undertake the building of an education centre.
Who can join this project?
The trip is aimed at the Explorer and Network sections and is open to anybody born between the dates of September 1st …

Lonsdale International 2021

29 Dec 2019

Don’t miss out on the adventure of a lifetime at Swedish National Scout Jamboree taking place in Norra Åsum, kåne in July/August 2021.
Lonsdale Scouts are looking to appoint a team to lead this incredible adventure…
Ten years after Sweden hosted the World Scout Jamboree this experience will bring together Sweden’s Scouts and international guests for an amazing …

Ian Lees – ‘Gone Home’

9 Dec 2019

It is with sadness that we have learned that Ian Lees passed away on December 6th in the Royal Lancaster Infirmary Ian was closely associated with the 23rd Lancaster (Christ Church) Group for a number of years. (More to follow).
Ian’s funeral will take place on 18th December at 10.30 am at Lancaster & Morecambe Crematorium, Powder House Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire …

Scout Christmas Post

25 Oct 2019

What is Scout Post?
Scout Post is a scheme that offers the public of Lancaster, Morecambe, Carnforth and surrounding villages an opportunity to send Christmas Cards at a competitive cost  It has been in operation in the District for many years.

How the scheme works
Groups involved are issued stamps to sell in the area where they do their Scouting and where they will deliver to. Stamps are …

County Commissioner Appointment

14 Aug 2019

It’s official!
To all members, West Lancashire Scouts,
I am writing to inform you that Craig Dewar-Willox has been appointed as your next County Commissioner with immediate effect.
For those who may not know Craig, Craig has held several roles both locally and nationally. Locally, Craig has been the DC of Lonsdale District and has been a member of the County Executive for …

Robert ‘Bob’ Sharrock – ‘Gone Home’

13 Aug 2019

It is with sadness that I have to report the passing after a long and active life of our fellow former Scouter Bob Sharrock.
Bob was the first District Commissioner of Lonsdale back in 1974 following the reunification of the Lancaster & Morecambe Districts. He had previously been an Assistant Scoutmaster at 16th Morecambe and Venture Scout Leader at the ‘Scorpio’ …

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