We are the 16th Morecambe & Heysham Scout Group, part of the Scout Association, and we are based in Torrisholme, Morecambe, Lancashire.
The present 16th Morecambe was first officially registered with Imperial Headquarters, as it was then known, on the 28th February 1957, although from Local Association minutes and a press report, it is clear that a Group had existed in Torrisholme prior to this date. There is a fuller history here
Over the last few years, the Group has grown to over one hundred and thirty young people, spread over the Beaver, Cub, and Scout sections, and continues to prosper. It has had the largest number of members in Lonsdale District for a number of years.
The charity details of our Group can be seen on the Charity Commission website.
If you think Scouting’s just about knots, woggles and big shorts, then be prepared to be surprised. It’s how Richard Branson, Barack Obama and David Beckham got their start in life. Every year we help 400,000 young people in the UK enjoy new adventures; to experience the outdoors, interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Who are our young people?
Scouting encourages young people from all backgrounds, male and female, to have self-belief and a voice. It helps them develop physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually. We call this ‘everyday adventure’. They just call it fun.
Who are our volunteers?
Our adults are from a variety of different backgrounds. All our leaders are volunteers, and all Scout volunteers are unpaid and the majority have a full-time job and family. Here are some other key facts:
44% of our leaders nationally are female
Many volunteers help out on a flexible basis due to other commitments
27% of volunteers nationally join because they are a parent of a young member
Volunteers don’t have to wear uniform
All leaders are covered by a comprehensive insurance policy while taking part in Scouting
All leaders go through a criminal records check to ensure they are fit to work with young people.
About the 16th Morecambe Scout Group
Our Group is based at the Scout Headquarters on Michaelson Avenue in Torrisholme. We are a well established Group, having been founded in the 1940’s.
Currently our meeting nights are as follows:-
Beavers (6yrs – 8yrs), 2 Colonies
– Monday’s 5.45 – 7.00pm
– Thursday’s 6.00– 7.15pm
Cubs – (8yrs – 10 1/2yrs), 2 Packs
– Tuesday’s 5.45 – 7.00pm
– Wednesday’s 6.30 – 8.00pm
Scouts – (10 1/2yrs – 14yrs), 2 Troops
– Friday’s 6.45 – 7.45pm
– Friday’s 8.00 – 9.30pm
Aged 14 and over can join Explorer Scouts, or if they’d like to help out they can become a young leader.
For more information please ask a leader.