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The Search Is On!

23 Sep 2018

Craig Dewar-Willox has previously extended his appointment as District Commissioner but has recently indicated to the County Commissioner that he wishes to stand-down [from the appointment] at the end of this year. We have formed a Search Group to help us find Lonsdale’s next District Commissioner; the search has already started!!
We need your help in identifying people who you feel …

District AGM and Review

9 Jun 2018

To All Members, Lonsdale District Scout Council 
I hope that you will be able to join us for an evening of celebration at the
Banqueting Room, Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PJ
on Thursday
28th June 2018
Reception at 7 for 7.30 pm meeting.
Members are invited to wear uniform.
Refreshments will be served.
All members of the Scout Council:- District and Group Active Support Managers • Scouters; …

Appointment GSL 5th Lancaster

4 Jun 2018

Appointment of Group Scout Leader 5th Lancaster (Cathedral and St.Bernadette’s)
Following an open search process, I have appointed David Saul as the next Group Scout Leader for 5th Lancaster. David will begin working alongside Mandy Sweet for a handover that will conclude in December.
David will be known to all of you as an Assistant Cub Scout Leader at the Group. With his …

Appointment ADC (Activities)

4 Jun 2018

Assistant District Commissioner (Activities)
Following an open search process, led by Jon Minshull (Deputy DC), I am delighted to announce that I have appointed Judith Hunter as our next Assistant District Commissioner (ADC) for Activities. Judith will begin the role effective immediately.
Judith will be known to many of you as our former appointments secretary, through her involvement at 16th Lancaster and …

Voluntary Weekend Wardens

3 May 2018

SilverHelme Scout Activity Centre:
Voluntary Weekend Wardens
Exciting Opportunity in this ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’
We are looking to set up a group of voluntary weekend wardens to support Kieron and our existing dedicated team.
Duties will include:

Welcoming campers and seeing them to their camp site
Assisting the Warden as required
Assisting campers throughout the weekend
Looking after camp facilities
To assist in the shop
To help check …

Zellhof 2019 – An International Opportunity!

30 Apr 2018

Lonsdale District Scouts is proud to announce our 2019 International Trip to Zellhof, Austria: Zellhof 2019! We’ll be going between 4th and 14th August. More information is available here. The application form is available at the bottom of this post, and you can follow @Zellhof2019 on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest Zellhof 2019 …

Cub Challenge Day 2018

21 Mar 2018

This year’s Challenge Day will take place at SilverHelme Campsite on 28th April between 10am and 4:30pm.
The Cubs will work in teams of 6 (max.) to complete each activity, teams should be made up of 2x8yr olds, 2x9yr olds and 2x10yr olds.
We can only accept one team per pack, in the first instance, but there may be an opportunity for …

GSL, Galgate Scout Group

30 Jan 2018

Appointment of Group Scout Leader: Galgate Scout Group
As our newest Group in Lonsdale, Galgate has had a fantastic start! I am grateful to every member of the team who has ensured that the first year has been one where young people have benefited from Scouting in their community. It is time to prepare for the future…
Effective immediately, I have appointed Darren Phillips …

GSL, 35th Lancaster Scout Group

30 Jan 2018

Appointment of a New Group Scout Leader: 35th Lancaster (St Joseph’s)
After an incredible tenure as Group Scout Leader at 35th Lancaster, Mandy Sweet has decided that now is the right time for her to hand over the reins to enable her to focus on her new role as Deputy District Commissioner.
Without a doubt, Mandy has been an exceptional Group Scout Leader, …

24th World Scout Jamboree 2019

6 Jan 2018

Don’t miss out on the adventure of a lifetime at the 24th World Scout Jamboree taking place in West Virginia, USA in 2019. Lonsdale District are looking for 5 young people to send to the next World Scout Jamboree…
This is a once in a lifetime experience to share a camp with 40,000 Scouts and Guides from across 150 countries and …

Membership Fees & District Budget 2018

6 Jan 2018

To All Members, Lonsdale District Scouts
Re: Membership Fees & District Budget 2018
We are writing to confirm arrangements for the District Membership Fee for 2018. Despite an increase in the HQ membership fee this year, the District Executive have taken the decision to once again freeze the membership fee for Young People in Lonsdale District, thus absorbing the increase within our …

November News

6 Nov 2017

Remembrance Day Services:
 Lancaster’s commemoration will take place on Sunday 12th November at the Cenotaph at the side of Lancaster Town Hall. Full uniform, and a poppy, should be worn by all those attending. We will once again gather along the side of the remembrance garden, which runs parallel with the road. All Groups must be in place for 10.20am. The …