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

Penny Rothwell
Lilford District Youth Commissioner


New District Appointments

We are delighted to announce two exciting new additions to the district team.

Sarah Mullaney is the new Deputy Youth Commissioner. Sarah has been Scouting in Lilford District since Joining Beavers  and has also been a Cub, Scout, Explorer and is now a Scout Network Member and Assistant Beaver Scout Leader at 18th Leigh.

Matthew Thorp is the new District Scout Network Commissioner. Matthew has also been Scouting in Lilford District since joining Beavers and has also been a Cub, Scout, Explorer Scout and is now a Scout Network Member and Assistant Explorer Scout Leader with Pegasus ESU.

Matthew and Sarah will be working closely together, particularly on the forthcoming relaunch of the District Scout Network, so watch this space!

I’m sure you will join me in congratulating Sarah and Matthew on their appointments, exciting times are ahead for the District. #YouthShapedScouting.

Shane Hopkins, Deputy DC.


Lilford District AGM 2016

To All Executive Members, GSL’s, Scouters in Charge, ADC’s and all Leaders.

You are invited to attend the District Annual General Meeting to be held on Monday 20th June 2016 at 8pm in the District Headquarters, Shuttle Street, Tyldesley
At the meeting there will be a presentation to launch the District Scout trip to Kanderstegg in 2017

After the business of the meeting there will be cheese and wine.

I would be grateful if you would please pass on this invitation to all leaders in your Group, Section or Unit and encourage them to attend to support Steve and the District.

RSVP to Mrs P A Copeland – email
or text to mobile 07703 573553
by 12th June please.

Cubs Visit Cadbury World

Yesterday, over 100 Cubs (plus Leaders) from Lilford District  visited Cadbury World in Birmingham as part of the Cubs Centenary celebrations.

A great time was had by all plus everyone got lots of free chocolate, so the day could not have got any better!

A big thanks to Siobhan Mullen and Keith Robb for organising a such a well run event.

St Georges Service

This years service for St George’s Day will be on Sunday the 17th April venue St George’s Church Tyldesley at 2pm please arrive early so we can get all the young people seated. Please note parents may be asked to wait outside due to a lack of space inside the church. Please also be aware that parking is limited to the side streets.

District Pioneering Course (18-20 March)


The course booking are now closed.  Please see the attached for Joining Instructions and a Permission to Camp form.

For your info, the camp is under my permit and the In-Touch is J-P Yates, contact for both are in the attached.

Pioneer Badge – Joining Instructions

PTC Pioneering

Please get in touch if there are any questions.

Mobile – 07813 747315

Keith Morris.

NW Region Shelterbox Scavenger Hunt’16

It’s Nearly Here

Sun 8th May.  Do something for those in need of Humanitarian Relief and have fun whilst you do it  Watch the video here . . Shelterbox’16

Incorporate this into your Sections Programme and you could tick off the following Badges and Awards.

  • Global Challenge (Scouts) The ShelterBox Scavenger Hunt and the Young ShelterBox
  • Go Global resources have been specially developed to meet the objectives of this challenge which can be supplemented by taking part in the Scavenger Hunt.
  • Adventure Challenge (Scouts) Exploring a town in a new area, orienteering and planning a journey on public transport are all part of the ShelterBox Scavenger Hunt.
  • Creative Challenge (Scouts) Taking an active part in the Scavenger Hunt requires problem-solving skills, effective teamwork and creative thinking!
  • International Partnership Award (all sections)
  • International and Values elements of the Chief Scouts Platinum, Diamond and Queen Scout Award.

Checkout the website for details here.

Scout Section News

Pioneer Course

Please continue to send in your bookings for this badge weekend.  Closing date – 1st March.  Check the Calendar (18-20 March) for forms.

County Lord Derby

Two Patrols will be put forward by District and so I am looking for ‘bids’ from Patrol Leaders from our Troops on why ‘your’ Patrol should represent Lilford District in this prestigious County Competition.  Download the form for details.  County Lord Derby Bids

District Mountain Meet

I am looking for feedback on whether there would be an interest in having a District Mountain Meet during Autumn’16.  Activities will be Mountain Biking and Climbing/Hiking based in the magnificent Ogwen Valley in Snowdonia.  There are relatively few weekends available during Sept/Oct so I would appreciate your thoughts and possible numbers by the Pioneering Weekend.  The logistics in planning this means I need to have a good idea of take-up before I commit to it.  Costs around £50 all in.

That’s all for now – Keith – ADC(S)

Lilford District Scout Council Meeting

The next meeting of Lilford District Scout Council will take place at District HQ at 8:00 pm on Wednesday 3rd February.

Commissioners, Executive Committee members,Scouters, Section Assistants, Scout Network Members, Explorer Scouts (and their parents) are all invited to attend.

Please tend you apologies to the Pamela Copeland if you cannot attend.