Author: Chris Taylor

Trustee Week: In Conversation with Donna

As we come to the end of National Trustee Week 2017, I thought we’d catch up with another of our Trustees who also has a very active role delivering Scouting to hundreds of young people – Donna Emmett. Donna is an Assistant District Commissioner for Cub Scouts, a member of our County Events Team and also one of the leaders taking a group of young people on an Icelandic Experience in 2019 – wow! Why did you want to be become a charity trustee? I love Scouting and being a Trustee gives me a different volunteering experience and perspective...

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Trustee Week: In Conversation with Fayaz

This week is National Trustee week where the one million trustees up and down the Country are being recognised for the work they do to keep charities, like Scouts, running and making a positive difference in our communities. I caught up with Fayaz Bharucha from Blackburn, who recently became a Trustee of East Lancashire Scouts, to find why he loves it so much. Why did you want to become a Charity Trustee? As an individual I’ve been very fortunate to come from a family and community that has supported charities in many different ways. Growing up seeing my father...

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Badge support – Fire Safety

Fire gives us light, warmth, toasted marshmallows and dazzling fireworks, but knowing how to work with fire responsibly is essential to avoiding injuries and serious damage. The Fire Safety Activity Badges are a great way for Cub Scouts and Scouts to learn fire safety skills, but these skills aren’t only important for these sections; everyone, from Beaver Scouts to Scout Network members, should have a good grasp of fire safety, whether they are backwoods cooking or building a Swedish fire torch. For training and safety advice on fire lighting (and training others on fire lighting), take a look at...

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Staying Safe at Halloween

As tonight is Halloween, lots of you will be heading out on the streets to trick or treat. We’ve put together some tips to help you enjoy trick or treating, while staying safe. Make sure a responsible adult or guardian goes with you Plan your route before you leave the house and make sure someone else knows where you are going – those skills you learned in Scouts will help you here! Carry a torch and wear reflective or light-coloured clothing so you can be seen Stay close to home and if possible only visit the houses of people...

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East Lancashire Scouts announce the appointment of two Deputy Youth Commissioners to ensure life-changing adventure

East Lancashire Scouts are today putting young people at the centre of its leadership team, appointing two further Deputy County Youth Commissioners for the first time in the organisation’s history. The due will be part of East Lancashire Scouts’ leadership team, working alongside and, in partnership with adult volunteers across East Lancashire to ensure that decisions made throughout the organisation are fully reflective of its younger members. The three-year appointment follows 10 years of Scout Association membership growth in the UK and has been made as the Movement embarks on a new Strategic Plan taking them to 2023. One...

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