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#Skills For Life

Bury & Ramsbottom District Post-COVID Guidance

As I hope you know by now, before we start back into face to face scouting, each section needs to submit a risk assessment for all their activities and the locations. This needs to be agreed with the GSL and a member of the Group Exec and then submitted to the district representatives who will…
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July 8, 2020 0

District Update

Dear Members There has been some changes  within the district over the last couple of months, which I would like to celebrate in this email. Firstly, Matt Epton has agreed to become Deputy District Commissioner. This role will focus on giving Group Scout Leaders support, looking at developing the district plan and supporting the district…
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June 26, 2020 0

Chair Award

For more information on the Chair’s Award see:


June 18, 2020 0

Thank you Key Workers

Thank you to all our key workers from Scouting in Bury and Ramsbottom. See below some amazing artwork that our young people have done!!


May 17, 2020 0

District Newsletter – 1st Edition 18/04/2020

Hi Everyone Please see the link below for the District Newsletter which contains lots of useful resources and updates from the District Team. – https://sway.office.com/guLSb70gbyqoEM04 District Leaders Meeting – Tuesday 21st April 2020 – 7:30pm – See your email / Facebook for more information on how to join. As always if you’ve got any questions…
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April 19, 2020 0

St. Georges Celebrations 2019

Nearly 300 young people attended our new style St Georges Day Celebration this year which consisted of a walk starting with the Scouts from Greenmount Cricket Club, then onto Tottington High School to pick up the cubs and finally passing through Brandlesholme to collect the Beavers before we all walked into Burrs. Once at Burrs…
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June 19, 2019 0

Explorer Belt presentation at the Mayor’s Parlour

Ten Explorer Scouts were awarded their Explorer Belt at the Mayor’s Parlour at Bury Town Hall on the 25 February 2019. The Explorers, which were split into three teams, undertook the Explorer Belt during Summer 2018, a Scouting Award which promotes adventure and self-reliance in an international context. They started planning in mid 2017 having…
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February 25, 2019 0

Congratulations Lee Ribchester DC Bury & Ramsbottom

In the absence of a County Commissioner for Greater Manchester North it gives me great pleasure to announce Lee as your new District Commissioner. Lee, as we all know, will bring huge dynamism to the role & with the full support of all ‘Team Bury & Ramsbottom’ you can, together, make great things happen. Best…
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November 20, 2018 0

Award Of Merit

Great to see our DESC having fun awarding 3 Awards for Merit on Tuesday. The recipients are Lisa Walker, Alison Devenport and Carole Nicol. Congratulations all.   


November 11, 2018 0

Vacancies – Assistant District Youth Commissioners (ADYC)

Are you looking for a new challenge? We are looking for brilliant young people aged between 16-18 to help take #Youshape and #Skillsforlife scouting forward within the Bury and Ramsbottom District. As an ADYC you will part of the Youth Committee which will champion, encourage and lead scouting in District to ensure it is shaped…
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September 13, 2018 0