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Finally we are official! You will be glad to know that the new district has now been added onto the database and the previous two district are now closed. It is a vey exciting time for us all and the executive are working very hard to keep the impact to a minimum.

BURNLEY and Pendle Scouts fought out a close battle for the right to be named District Football Champions. Troops from the newly-joined districts entered teams into the six-a-side competition, which was supported by Pendle Leisure Trust and Streetgames. With a small army of Scout leaders and helpers, working closely with the Trust’s sports development team and aided by the Pendle Volunteer Unit, the event was well supported and deemed a big success. In a close run competition, with just two points separating first and third place, 1st Briercliffe (Saint James) emerged as victors, being awarded the District Cup by Burnley’s very own England International goalkeeper Rachel Brown and outgoing District Commissioner, Howard Mitchell.

Eleven-year-old Frazer Anderson, from Saint Andrews (5th Burnley) accepted the “Top Goal Scorer” award from Rachel and Howard for his seven goals scored.

We are currently looking into the possibility of appointing a district development officer. We would welcome your views! Do you have an idea of what needs developing to attract more adults and children to Scouting in our area. Please send you submissions to We want all your views either in favour or opposed so please do contact us. We have slightly changed the way we deal with appointments. Every leader who takes on a full role regardless of weather they used to be an OH is now required to provide references. If you role is a change of appointment from one full role to another references are not required. If you are unsure weather you require reference please contact the Appointment Chair Dianne on 07795 222834 Did you know that the district will now . pay for 25% of your wood badge . training! Claim your rebate from us . today!

Burnley and Pendle District Scouts jumped to the aid of the poor flood victims of Hebden Bridge after two flash floods. Homes, businesses and traffic came to a holt during the recent floods and sadly many of the residents were left without the most basic of facilities. Burnley and Pendle district Scouts answered pleas of help by operating a free soup kitchen. A Scout aid team were assembled during Tuesday, and they were able to scramble together enough resources to get the kitchen up and running in a matter of hours. Immediately the kitchen was being used! The Soup Kitchen or Scout Aid Station (as it became known), was in operation for two days during the big clean-up. We were able to provide hot drinks soup and bread to the small army of volunteers and also to the residents that were effected. We would like to thank ASDA Burnley (for the tea and coffee), Bookers Burnley, St Christopher’s High School (Accrington), and Falinge Park high School (Rochdale) for their kind donations to the Soup kitchen. The kitchen was a welcome aid to the residents.

Do you want a Parade? Do you want a Band? Do you Want a fun day? …. Let your Exec know what you want. The item will be brought up during the September meeting so make your views known. How can we make this special day in scouting Fun but also meaningful?

BEAVERS - Saturday 17th November 2012. Times are TBC but this will be an all-day event Cost: £17 per Child one Adult free with every four children FULL DETAILS ARE ON THE DISTRICT WEBSITE

I would like to officially announce my decision regarding the post of Deputy District Commissioner (Programme) – DDCP. It is with great pleasure that I can advise you that Howard Mitchell has accepted my invitation for him to become the DCCP for Burnley and Pendle. Howard will work closely with the District leaders to ensure a relevant and exciting programme of district activities is available for all our youth members as well as some for the adults. Please do assist Howard in this role! I would like to thank all who took the time to apply.

We have added an item to our agendas that now allows anyone to come and tell us what you think! Is their something that the Exec can do for you or do you want to ask us some questions? Just speak to Dianne and she can give you more information. 07795 222834

The district will soon be launching a new Facebook page so be sure to keep your eyes peeled.

Aged between 18 and 25 years old or know someone who is? Involved in Scouting? Want to influence the future of Scouting in East Lancashire? Would like to be supported? Have lots of great ideas? Need to understand how Scouting can help your career? Like to do something different? Experienced any setbacks or spotted any challenges? If you answered yes to any of the above questions please join us at The Northgate Suite, King George’s Hall, Blackburn, 19:30 next Thursday 26th July for an informal discussion, a pizza and a brew with your peers. Please let Glen ( know if you will be attending. If you are unable to attend but have views you’d like to have considered please also email those to Glen. You can visit us on Facebook at

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