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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 …

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 …