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Lancaster & Garstang

Our Division is probably the largest in terms of length and square miles within Lancashire North West.

It starts in Garstang and goes north through Lancaster then up the Lune Valley to the top point which is Arkholme, on the border of Kirkby Lonsdale. The Division is a good mixture of rural villages, market towns and the City of Lancaster.

We have 5 Districts; Garstang Rural, Lancaster East, Lancaster West, Lancaster Riverside and Lune Valley.

All the different sections of guiding are represented our Division from Rainbows through to the Trefoil Guild. We have groups meeting on every evening Monday-Friday, plus one that meets fortnightly on a Sunday afternoon. We also have several multi-section units, with Rainbows and Brownies meeting together for a mixture of shared and separate activities.

Two of our districts have active Ranger units, and many of our 14-25 members are also active as young leaders and adult volunteers. The Division benefits from having two universities based in Lancaster; Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria. Students from the universities play an important part in the running of units throughout Lancaster; in fact many units would not exist if it were not for students. 

The Division has access to two Campsites/activity centres; Silver Sapling at Silverdale and Guy’s Farm at Bay Horse. These provide units with plenty of opportunity for residential events and fun activity days or evenings. We also have a shared Scout/Guide HQ at Garstang which is a great venue for all kinds of day, evening and overnight events.

  There is a warm guiding welcome for anyone wishing to join our Division.

If you would like more information on what is available in our Division, or on how to book one of our campsites/venues, please email our Division Commissioner: Sarah Clinch.

Latest Lancaster & Garstang News

Black Forest International Trip

Guides will be staying in the jugendherberge youth hostel Titisee on a full board basis. Flights from Manchester to Basel Mullhouse Airport and private coach transfer between the airport and the youth hostel are all included within the cost. Spaces are limited so please do not miss out on this fantastic trip. The holiday is […]

Safe Space Training 2019

26th January- Guys Farm -Level 1+2 (1.30pm-4.30pm)   27th January – Guys Farm- Level 3 ( 1.30pm-4.30pm)   11th Feb – RHQ- Level 3 (6.30-9.30pm)   30th March- Samlesbury- Level 1+2, Level 3   23rd April- RHQ- Level 1+2 (6.30-9.30pm)   19th May- Lostock Hall Guide HQ- Level 1+2 (9.30am-12.30pm)   June- North Morecambe- Level […]

First Aid Training 2019

Saturday 26th January – Full course, Lostock Hall Guide Centre, 9am-3pm Sunday 27th January- Full course, Guys Farm Activity Centre, 1.00pm-7.00pm Tuesday 19th February- Refresher course, Lostock Hall Guide Centre, 6pm-9pm Saturday 30th March- Refresher course, County Skills and Knowledge Day, Samlesbury Sunday 28th April- Full and Refresher course, Lostock Hall Guide Centre, 9am-3pm Saturday […]

Memoirs Of County Weekend 2018

After arriving back home, unpacking my weekend bag and putting the kettle on, I sat down and reflected on the weekend that has just passed. I have only been to Waddow Hall three times, and only stayed overnight in the stables on one such occasion. This weekend provided the opportunity to explore the inside of […]

Guys Farm 30th Anniversary Badges 

We have some badges still for sale from our Pearl Anniversary event. One is the challenge badge and the other is the “Pearl in our eyes” anniversary badge, both priced at 60p. If you would like to purchase any, visit our gift shop next time your at Guys Farm or contact the shop manager – […]

Revolting Women

At the Gaskell Hall in Silverdale we are hosting the Mikron Touring Theatre on Sat 13th Oct with their production of “Revolting Women.”   Revolting Women tells the Suffrage story through the eyes of a less well-known Pankhurst, Sylvia, who fought for the vote alongside working women in the East End. Sylvia meets Lettie and together […]

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