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County Neckerchiefs/Scarfs now available for purchase

29 Jun 2017

We now have a supply of Cumbria County Scouts neckers which are available for all Leaders within the county.
These can be purchased from the Scout Office for £7.00 each, this includes postage and packaging.
Orders, with cheques made payable to ‘Cumbria County Scout Council’, should be sent to the county office.
Cumbria County Scouts,
Stricklandgate House,
92 Stricklandgate,
KENDAL,
LA9 4PU.

Solway Derwent – District Camp

27 Jun 2017

On the weekend of 16th – 18th June, in the lovely hot weather, over 100 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts from the Solway and Derwent area attended their annual District Camp held at Ratlingate campsite, near Carlisle.
Activities over the weekend included a mobile “Cavebus”, a caving tunnel built inside an old bus, and a giant inflatable obstacle course. This …

Carlisle Scouts clean up

16 Jun 2017

Keen to do their bit for the community, on Wednesday 14th June the Scouts from 25th Carlisle group set to and cleaned up a littered footpath near to the Tesco recycling centre in Carlisle.  Three large bags of rubbish were collected by the keen pickers!  After the litter-pick, the Scouts hiked over to Stonyholme.
James England, Scout Leader, said afterwards “many …

Cumbria Scout Event Protocol

14 Jun 2017

The Cumbria Scout event protcol has been compiled to give direction and guidance on the conduct of Scout events initiated, planned and/or authorised at County level. Although full implementation of the Protocol will only be necessary for major events, its principles will also hold true for smaller County events.
The principles of this protocol will hold true for all events held …

All afloat with Keswick Scouts!

3 Jun 2017

With a Pirate Captain (ESL Richard Robinson) and a cheeky Parrot (SL Johnny Winter), and using a Pirate Ship hijacked (borrowed really!) from the Keswick Launch Company, scouts from the Keswick Scout Group spent the last Friday evening in May on a treasure seeking cruise to High Brandlehow.  The scouts searched for and found Gold, in the form of chocolate …

South West Lakes Cooking Competition

28 May 2017

Keen and ready to have fun, this weekend teams from four Cumbria scout troops in South West Lakes district took part in their first ever cooking competition!
Patrol teams from 2nd Ulverston, 11th Barrow, 17th Barrow and Walney Churches scout troops had all proved their skills at troop nights, and were keen to show their best at the first SW Lakes …

All afloat with Western Lakes Cubs

27 May 2017

Early May, and Cumbria Cubs from Western Lakes District are taking part in a great Water Activities camp at Scarness Bay on Bassenthwaite Lake.
Kim, the District Commissioner for W. Lakes said “The Cubs had a fantastic time in the open canoes and kayaks, in the evening they had 4 bases to go round including archery and catapults followed by a …

Solway and Derwent Beavers go Global!

24 May 2017

At the end of April, Solway & Derwent Beavers from 3rd Wigton, 1st Cockermouth  & 1st Great Broughton took part in a District “Global” themed day at Beacon Hill School in Aspatria.  The day was jam-packed with activity bases aimed at them gaining their International & Global Issues activity badges.
The Beavers from each colony were divided into 4 teams, each …

Cumbria Scouts at Beamish Flag Day 2017

21 May 2017

Cumbria Scouts from Western Lake District joined other uniformed organisations at Beamish Museum on Sunday 21st May to celebrate Empire and Flag Day.
Groups took their section flags and every party member was given a Union Jack for the parade.  The atmosphere was electric due to the amount of people attending.
A big highlight of the day was Durham Police and their dogs from Channel 5’s …

Full Steam Ahead for Cumbria Scouts!

22 Apr 2017

Cumbria Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from Western Lakes District visited the National Railway “Locomotion” Museum at Shildon on 22nd April.
As well as exploring the site, and climbing aboard some of the locomotives and carriages on show, everyone joined in and renewed their Scout Promise.