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A rewarding year for 5th-8th Kendal

9 Jun 2018

5th/8th Kendal celebrate a rewarding year!
“What an amazing year we have all had!” so Michael Ryan of 5th/8th Kendal Scout Group told young scouts, leaders and family and friends assembled at their annual Group Council last week.  The evening was a celebration of scouting successes over the last twelve months, as well as the chance to welcome new young people …

Adventures at Silverhelme Scout Campsite – a review

5 Jun 2018

Two weeks ago (18th-20th May), Cumbria county Beavers and Cubs from 1st Leven Valley group in SW Lakes took a brave step and crossed into Lancashire for a ‘nature’ themed weekend at the Silverhelme scout campsite in Silverdale.
As the camp site is only a 10-minute walk from Silverdale railway station, we had planned to get there by train and foot.  …

Media Competition 2018

31 Mar 2018

Cumbria Scouts Media Competition – 2018
 
It’s back folks!  After some great entries last year, we are once again running our County Media Competition.  This year, it’s all about photography.  So much so, we hope to be able to produce a “print-your-own” calendar at the end of this year, for all groups to be able to share with their members, family …

Tea Prepared!

6 Mar 2018

On Saturday 3rd March Leven Valley Scout Group showed off their baking and hospitality skills, hosting a coffee morning at the Coronation Hall in Ulverston.  The event was a great chance for the Cubs, Beavers and Scouts to meet with members of the community and show off their group.
Despite a snowy day, lots of people turned up to support the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

More Cumbria Scouters than ever – but waiting lists at an all time high.

12 Apr 2017

Scouts in Cumbria report record number of volunteers but waiting lists at all-time high
Over 4,400 people involved in Scouting in Cumbria, including over 1,000 adult volunteers
Waiting lists for young people at an all-time high of 281
Bear Grylls and Helen Glover call on more adults to sign up to Scouting
 
11 April 2017: Scouts in Cumbria have reported the highest number of …