Bowley Scout Camp & Activity Centre

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East Lancashire Scouts is run by volunteers who are passionate about providing life-changing adventure and skills for life to young people in East Lancashire. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on here, please contact our County Office who will be able to help.

Address: County Office, Bowley Scout Campsite, Dean Lane, Great Harwood, Blackburn, BB6 7UN

Phone: 01254 877 573

Business Hours: Mondays approx 14:30 – 19:30 and Thursdays 10:00 – 16:00

For media enquiries please contact 0843 289 5345 or email

John Goffee

County Chairman

Oliver Cooper

Deputy Chairperson

Mark Harrison

County Commissioner

Di Hides

County Secretary

Andrew Patton

County Treasurer

Louise Cooper

County Administrator

Alicia Carling

County Youth Commissioner

Joshua Macdonald

Deputy County Youth Commissioner

Chris Taylor

Deputy County Commissioner

Ian Macdonald

Deputy County Commissioner & County Training Manager

Mandi Vercoe

Deputy County Commissioner - Growth

Fil Ruddock

Deputy County Commissioner

Roger Flitcroft MBE

Chair, County Appointments Board

Ian Macdonald

County Appointments Secretary

Mick Hides

County Training Manager

John Greenwood

County Scout Active Support Manager


Assistant County Commissioner (Beavers)

Jennifer Turner

Assistant County Commissioner (Cubs)

Paul Barlow

Assistant County Commissioner (Scouts)

Joanne Carey

Assistant County Commissioner (Explorers)

Jason Procter

Assistant County Commissioner (Network)

Gill Cooper

Assistant County Commissioner (International)

Gavin Cox

Assistant County Commissioner (Activities)

Sarah Withers

Assistant County Commissioner (Inclusion)