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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 …

High Sheriff of Cumbria Shield

20 Jun 2015

During the recent County Awards event the Sam Rayner, The High Sheriff of Cumbria, recognised all the volunteers that play a part in helping to deliver a “great and valuable service to the community”. As well as the formal award he also personally thanked all those involved that “make the whole scouting movement possible in Cumbria”.
Mr Rayner also recognised that scouting volunteers …

Gnome news is good news

17 Apr 2015

Network shine at The Gathering

15 Network members representing 5 out of the 7 Cumbrian Districts attended the 350 strong National Network Gathering over the Easter Weekend. The event which happens every year is designed to provide four days of adventurous activities as well as providing an opportunity to meet and socialise with network members from all across the UK.
In addition to the …

Carlisle Scout Leader Recognised

14 Feb 2015

Explorer Scout leader Eddie Ward from Carlisle has been recognised in the current round of Halifax Giving Extra Awards.
Nominated by one of the Explorer Scout parents for his hard work and dedication in setting up and running the Ayers Explorer Scout Unit in Reivers Eddie is also a the Deputy District Commissioner for Reivers District and General Manger of Ratlingate Campsite just …

Silloth Scouts Shine!

13 Feb 2015

This past Tuesday (10th February) marked the success of 8 months worth of hard work with the official opening of a brand new Scout group in Silloth.
Andrew Stanley, the Scout Leader said, “It’s great to be back on the map and stronger than ever. We had a great evening with the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts welcoming them into the worldwide Scouting family. We’ve enjoyed …

Cumbrian Leader to lead UK Scout Contingent to Roverway in 2016

18 Sep 2014

James Ferguson to lead UK Scout Contingent to Roverway in 2016
James Ferguson, aged 22, from Wetheral has been appointed by The Scout Association as deputy contingent leader for the UK for Roverway 2016. Roverway is a European gathering of 16 to 22 year old Scouts and Guides. The event, which is held every 4 years, will take place in southern …

Activities Training Weekends

19 Mar 2014

The county activities team will be running training weekends for both Water and Mountain activities in June.
These sessions are open to explorers, network and adult members and a great way to either learn a new skill or improve an existing skill.
For more details please view the event pages below:
Explorer Water activities weekend
Water activities training weekend
Explorer Mountain activities training weekend
Mountain activities …

Water Activities at Scarness

19 Mar 2014

Sailing – Canoeing – Kayaking
The County Activities team will be running water activity sessions from the end of April until mid-September.
The sessions will be run on a Monday from 5.00pm till 7.00pm, including school holidays at Scarness.
The cost for this is £5.00 per person per session and includes equipment hire and training –it’s the bargain of the year!
For more information download …