Update 4th April - Congratulations to all 7 scouts attending who worked really well over the weekend and have all attained their Outdoor Challenge. Look out for pictures on the website soon.

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd April @ Bispham Hall £30

Our newly invested Scouts are invited to join us on this fun weekend. This is a chance to learn some new camping skills and attain your Outdoor Challenge Award, the first on your way to your Chief Scout Gold Award. The cost will be £30. I look forward to seeing you all there

Parental help will be needed with transport - particularly towing the trailer. Let me know how you can help.
Although St George's Day itself isn't until 23rd April, our Parade this year will take place early on Sunday 10th April.

This is the one occasion of the year when all Scouts in the District parade together and:

Everyone is expected to attend

Meet on the covered market at 10:15am to parade to the Guild Hall for a religious service. During the service there will be a collection, to be split between Scouting in Preston and a charity nominated by district leaders. After the service young people will return to the market. Please make leaders aware you have collected your child.

Please ensure that your uniform is of the highest standard, with:
  • New Badges - sewn on your uniform (especially the membership badges).
  • Old Badges - removed (Preston Centenary badge and Zodiac Challenge)
  • Neckerchiefs - washed, ironed, nicely rolled, with a woggle.
  • Scout trousers
  • School shoes (no trainers)
I'm particularly keen to see everyone wearing navy blue Scout activity trousers - tracksuit bottoms, etc are not part of uniform. If you do not have a pair yet:
  • the "official" Scout brand can be purchased from Bang Bang;
  • we have a few second hand ones available (more welcome);
  • second hand ones may be available from shops or ebay
  • similar looking alternatives may be available from outdoor shops
If money is an issue, please talk to one of the section leaders in confidence as the group may be able to help through our links with the parish SVP.



You are invited to gather with all Scouts from West Lancashire at Waddecar on the 13th to 15th May 2011, for the biggest annual gathering of Scouts in the North of England.

In recent years the Rally has grown in popularity - this year bookings must be submitted and fully paid by the Friday 8th April or it is highly likely they will be declined. Book early to avoid disappointment!

The camp fee is £30. This fee includes all camping fees, activity costs, food and the Rally badge. We will have a number of new activities this year as well as many of the old favourites from previous years. Why not get practising: Volleyball, Tug-o-war, Sedan chair building, Twist making, cake cooking and chess... a little practice might help a lot... We'll also be holding the County Rally show, where those who make it through the auditions get to perform to a packed marquee. Get rehearsing!

Don't forget everything you do at County Rally contributes to the many awards on offer in the programme leading to YOUR Chief Scouts Gold Award, so what are you waiting for?