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.