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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.

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 …

Training for Managers and Supporters

1 Apr 2017

Hi everyone,
SW Lakes District are running Manager & Supporter Module Training for modules 21, 23, 24, 25 & 26.
These courses are only for people who were “in role” prior to 31/1/2017. If you think you need to do these modules, or want to book on to one or more of the courses – (A)DC’s and (A)GSL’s take note! – please …

New Leadership and Management Training

21 Feb 2017

Changes to the Adult Training Scheme which effects all Managers and all those in Supporters roles came into effect at the beginning of February.
Those Managers/Supporters who are new into these roles, i.e. from the 1st February onwards, will now follow this new scheme.
Those Managers/Supporters who started their role prior to the 1st February (and the role is recorded on Compass) …

New County Chairman Elected

16 Oct 2015

Chris Sanderson OBE
Chris assumed the appointment of Chairman of Cumbria Scout Council on 24 September 2015.
Chris was born in Ambleside and educated at Heversham Grammar School, where he was a Scout between 1967 and 1974.  Chris joined the Army in 1975 and was commissioned into the Intelligence Corps the same year.  He held senior intelligence and operational appointments, deploying to …

The Rising Sun That Never Sets

29 Sep 2015

Cumbrian Scouts Return From World Jamboree in Japan
After 18 months of fundraising, numerous days of preparation camps, and 34 hours in the air , the long awaited World Scout Jamboree in Japan has been and gone. It held many wonderful and wacky experiences we could not have imagined, and the greatest of these was the immeasurable, lasting impact it would have on ourselves. From …