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Useful Tools & Resources

20 Jan 2018

Video files
A selection of video for leaders to use from the Brand Centre; Scouting is about action, movement and adventure. Video gets this across in a really powerful way. 

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10 Jan 2018

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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 …

2019 Lonsdale International Leadership Application

17 Dec 2017

Dear Leaders of Lonsdale
In 2019 the District is planning to provide an International experience in Europe for Scouts and Explorers in our District. We are looking for an Expedition Leader and five Assistant Leaders to provide a youth shaped trip open to all Scouts and Explorers in the Summer of 2019 and especially those unsuccessful in their 2019 World Scout Jamboree application.
The Expedition …

Scouts Christmas Post

10 Nov 2017

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.
List of Stamp Outlets 2017

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

Young Leader Training 2017/18

14 Sep 2017

To: GSLs, ADCs, ESLs and Young Leader Mentors
Hi Everyone!
Young Leader Training 2017/18
I am writing with details for Young Leader Training for 2017 and 2018, to help you plan ahead, and so that we can work together to ensure that all young leaders are properly trained. Your support is very much appreciated.
The Diary of Events:
20th September Module A –7-8pm Mandatory Induction for all …

Exciting Developments

23 Aug 2017

It’s all happening at our two splendid Activity Centres!
At SilverHelme work has commenced on preparing the ground for the long-awaited replacement toilet block.
This is what we are replacing: mmm!

This very day (23 August) demolition has taken place. The building has served us well for many years but some are not sad to see the end of it!

As you may be …

District Youth Commissioner

11 Aug 2017

Search for a new District Youth Commissioner
Daniel Coulthard will complete his successful term, as our District’s first ever Youth Commissioner at the end of September. I am hugely grateful to Dan, for the time, effort and energy he has brought to the role. It is now time to look to the future and appoint a new District Youth Commissioner to …

Skills and Chills

7 Aug 2017

Our Skills and Chills event is a great way for all our adult volunteers, to get together and share in a weekend of fun and friendship.
Here are this year’s details:
Dates: 15th-17th September 2017
Venue: Littledale Scout Activity Centre
Camping Only – £15
Day Visit (Saturday only) – £10
Camping and Catered – £25
Inside Accommodation (including catering) – £36
This should be made by BACS with …

GSL Vacancy, Centurion

31 Jul 2017

Group Scout Leader (GSL) Vacancy at Centurion with Westgate Scout Group
Carol Holmes completed a hugely successful period, as the lead volunteer (Group Scout Leader) at Centurion with Westgate at the end of July. I’d like to place on record my thanks for the work that Carol has done as GSL over the last few years; through hard work and determination, she …

Peter Hunt – Gone Home

21 Jun 2017

It is with great sadness that I have to report that Peter Hunt has passed away after a long illness.
Peter joined the Scout Movement in 1947 as a Cub at the 5th Lancaster Cathedral Group. He then went on to the 13th Lancaster. He was a Cub leader for a period of time and then in 1979 became Group Scout …