District AGM 2018

The District AGM is to be held on Wednesday 27th June 2018 at 7.30 pm at which there will be a presentation by Pegasus Explorer Scout Unit of their recent trip to Denmark.

Further details to follow…….

St Georges Service 2018

St. George’s Day celebration has now been fixed for Sunday 22nd April 2018.

Service at 2.30p.m in St George’s Church, Elliott Street, Tyldesley

Our District Chaplain Rev. Alan Saunders will be taking the service.

Further details will be circulated later.

Service only – no Parade as in  previous years.

Further details to follow……..

Managers Training Courses

From 1st July 2017 all Management Training Modules are being presented at Regional Level and cannot be delivered by the GMW County Training Team.

In an effort to finish off  Managers Training (GSL, ADC, DDC, DC etc) before the new scheme comes into force, GMW is running a Condensed Refresher Course and Validation Weekend over 11th & 12 March’17.  You are free to book on both days oe individual days if you wish.

At this, the Management Training will be presented in a condensed form on the Saturday.

There will also be an opportunity for those wishing to validate any Management Modules on the Sunday.  All evidence required to validate these modules MUST be available to the TA’s in attendance.

Anyone wishing to hold a Management Role under the GMW Training Scheme must have all the modules below validated by 1st July’17

  • 4 – Tools for the Role
  • 21 – Growing the Movement
  • 23 – Safety for Managers & Supporters
  • 24 – Managing Adults
  • 25 – Assessing Learning
  • 26 – Supporting Adults
  • 37 – Advising on Adult Appointments

See GMW Adult Training web pages here

Shelterbox Scavenger Hunt – 7th May’17

Scout / Cub Leaders.  Are you looking for a ready made activity to tie into your World Challenge / Team Leader Challenge / Adventure Challenge Awards?

If so, then this fits the bill……Learn about Disaster Relief Abroad, Highlight Environmental Issues, Work as an effective team to solve a set of clues to progress, Give Leadership Opportunities to YP and raise money for a HUGELY important cause.  It’s all there.

Keep up to date with the event here or here.   Registration is now live HERE


Scout Section News


Lord Derby – Dunham Massey – Sat 22nd April

Shelterbox Scavenger Hunt – Liverpool – 7th May (see separate article)

County PL  Training Day – 21st May (Venue tbc)

Cardboard Canoe Race – 17th June

Celebration of Excellence – 1st July

Camping / Backwoods Competition – 7th to 9th July

More details to follow.

Remembrance Parades 2016

Please see details of the Remembrance parades taking place on Sunday 13th November.


The parade party will assemble at Atherton Collieries in Alder Street at 10.10am for a 10.20am departure.

The parade will pass through High Street and Tyldesley Road, stopping at Atherton Baptist Church memorial before proceeding on Tyldesley Road via Market Street and Leigh Road to Atherton Cenotaph.

The parade will be dismissed at Atherton Collieries following a return procession.


The parade will assemble at Leigh Pentecostal Church, Ullswater Street, at 10.15am, proceeding 15 minutes later to the service at the Cenotaph in Church Street Gardens via Railway Road, Market Street, Lord Street, Charles Street and Church Street.

There will be a return procession to the town hall square at the conclusion of the service, going through Church Street, Vernon Street, Bradshawgate, Market Street and St Mary’s Way.


The parade will assemble on the Market Square at 10.05am, proceeding at 10.15am to the cenotaph, Tyldesley Cemetery, via Elliott Street, Manchester Road and Hough Lane.

Following the service a procession returning to the Market Square will go via Hough Lane, Manchester Road and Elliott Street.


Young Leader Recognition Award 2016

We are fast approaching the end of the year and it is time to start thinking about who is deserving of this year’s “Young Leader Recognition Award”.

It is important that we value our Young Leaders in the District, as they are the adult leaders of tomorrow.

Attached to this post is the nomination form. The deadline for all nomination submissions is the 30th November. Young people can nominate themselves for the award, which is encouraged, but I would urge anyone who thinks they might know someone worthy to fill in an application.

The Young Person must be aged between 14-17, or only just 18 and the award is in recognition of the efforts as a Young Leader only.

The winner will be announced at this years Carol Service, which will be held at St Josephs Church on Friday 16th December.

Please note that I am also collecting data to enable me to give out young leader service awards (similar to the adult version that we have for our 5 years, 10 years etc). So if you have a young person between the ages of 14-17 who helps within your section please give me details of their name, age, date they started and what section they help out in.

Please email the completed forms to youth.commissioner@lilforddistrictscouts.org.uk

Penny Rothwell
Lilford District Youth Commissioner