Many of you will be waking up to the news about the incident in Manchester last night. Being so close it’s possible that some of our young people and adults may have been at the Manchester Arena or surrounding areas. As Scouts we learn that we are stronger together and that there’s nothing more important than friendship and solidarity when challenges present themselves. We’re sure that you will support our young people and adults if they’ve been affected by the events of last night. We are shocked and deeply saddened by what happened and our thoughts are with the...Read More
Author: Chris Taylor
We know that many of the challengs that you face in your Group could be solved by a few more volunteers, not to mention being able to provide life-changing adventure to even more young people across East Lancashire! So here’s some easy-to-implement ideas, pulled together by the Regional Services Team, for recruiting adults into your Scout Group. Parents… Use parent packs and customisable inserts from the print centre. They help to set a standard for communication from the group. GSL engages with parents once a month whilst they are waiting to pick up their young person. Incentivise adult recruitment...Read More
As I talk to volunteers around East Lancashire, it becomes quickly apparent that AGMs are notorious for being poorly attended. There are many reasons why people don’t attend an AGM, but here’s a few: Some volunteers are under the mistaken belief that their contribution at the AGM would be unnecessary because ‘it wouldn’t change anything anyway‘ It’s not on the right night, right time or it’s too far away If the Chair, trustees and managers are doing a good job, then people feel no need to be involved in the decisions taken at the AGM You may fit into one...Read More
Scouts in East Lancashire have reported the highest number of adult volunteers on record in its latest annual membership figures, which were released today, as Tom Hamer (Double Paralympic Medallist) becomes a Scouting volunteer. Scouting locally now has nearly 1000 volunteers, more than at any point in its history. With the nature of volunteering in the UK changing and more adults offering their time flexibly, more people are needed to run Scouting than ever before. This includes youth workers, as well as charity trustees and skills instructors. This year is the first time that The Scout Association has fully incorporated...Read More
This week East Lancashire Scouts are proud to have announced the appointment of Oliver Cooper as our Deputy Chair; his role will be to work closely with the Chair and the County Executive Committee to make sure we’re in a great position (both legally and financially) to continue to provide the life-changing adventure that we do already week-in-week-out right across East Lancashire. Oliver, 22, isn’t new to Scouting and has a wide range of skills and experience that he will bring to the role. Oliver has been involved in Scouting from a young age and attended the World Scout...Read More
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- Scouting’s response to the attack in Manchester 22nd May 2017We express our huge sadness and sympathy with those affected by last night's attack in Manchester. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of all those affected.
- The evolution of Scouting's badges 22nd May 2017Think Scouting is stuck in the past? Think again! Take a look at how our badges have evolved to reflect young people’s needs.
- Connect with nature on World Environment Day 18th May 2017We're joining people around the globe to celebrate World Environment Day on 5 June. Let’s spread the love for this tremendous planet we share by getting involved.