West Lancs Scouts is the largest co-educational youth organisation across Lancashire, with over 13,500 members (including 10,000 children and young people and 3,500 adult volunteers) enjoying the everyday adventure we offer. We operate in Blackpool, Chorley, Fylde, Lancaster and Morecambe, Ormskirk, Preston, South Ribble, Wyre and their surrounding areas.
As Scouts, we believe in providing young people with skills for life. That’s why we encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week, we give over 450,000 young people in the UK the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed. We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians.
We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always. We’re part of a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.
Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.
Through the programme of activities we offer our members, we give children and young people skills for life.
We are proud of our past, but ambitious for our future too. Our plan, until 2025, is simple. We will support our amazing volunteers to deliver an inspiring programme and prepare more young people with skills for life.
We want to continue to…
We have 5 Pillars of work, to help us achieve these goals:
Programme – a fun, enjoyable programme consistently delivered and supported by simple tools.
People – more, well-trained, better-supported and motivated adult volunteers and more young people from diverse backgrounds.
Perception – Scouting is understood, more visible, trusted, respected, and widely seen as playing a key role in society today.
Places – Good quality, affordable and practical locations are available to support our programme across the County.
Protect – we seize the opportunities presented by Covid-19 and prepare to bounce back better.