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District Camp 2018

31 Jul 2018

The moment you have been waiting for, the booking system for District Camp 2018 is now open!
So just in case you’ve forgotten, here are the details again…
Where? Bibby’s Farm Scout Activity Centre, Chorley, PR6 9DL
When? 21st – 23rd September 2018
This year all sections including Beaver Scouts are welcome for both nights until the close of camp, however it has been …

Special Offer Uniform Shirts

12 Jul 2018

The Lancaster Scout and Guide Shop are currently giving a discount on Scout leaders shirts:-

Long sleeved should be £24 now £21.60

Short sleeved was £23 now £20.70
Get yours whilst stocks last!

Activity Centres Booking Secretary

5 Jul 2018

We need to appoint a Booking Secretary as Dorothy Ryan has indicated her intention to retire from the post.
An outline of the role is:

Receive enquiries from potential visitors to the Centres – usually via the District website (but may also necessitate telephone or e-mail contact).
Process all bookings – maintaining appropriate records (using a software package).
Refer any bookings which fall outside …

Group Annual Accounts, Sharpe Bequest 2018

7 May 2018

It is a requirement of Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association that, once approved, a copy of each Scout Group’s Annual Accounts is submitted to the District.
A covering letter and details of accounts formats are available on the Leaders’ Pages/Finance & Grants section of this website.
Applications are invited for …

St. George’s Day Celebration

22 Mar 2018

I am pleased to announce the arrangements for St. George’s Day this year. I hope you can attend and support the event as this is a huge opportunity to bring the whole District together in celebration and provides us with an excellent public relations opportunity.
The Core Details:
Date: Sunday 22nd April 2018
Time: 12:30 pm meet for 12:45 pm start
St. George’s Day …

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. 

Safeguarding in Scouting
Beaver and Cub video
Scout and Explorer video

Website Problem

10 Jan 2018

We are currently experiencing an issue with the correct loading of the site.
This is being investigated and will be resolved as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience in the meantime. Try MS Edge or Mozilla Firefox which seem to work ok.
Clearing your browsing history might also solve the problem on Chrome.

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 …