Clitheroe Scouts hike to celebrate St George’s Day

They had an amazing time climbing Pendle hill
They had an amazing time climbing Pendle hill
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Clitheroe District Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and their leaders and parents laced up their boots for a hike to the Scout Cairn on Pendle Hill to mark St George’s Day.

Historically, the day has been marked with a procession through Clitheroe Town Centre, however, this year the Scouts learnt they were unable to organise this without bringing in a traffic management company to manage the necessary road closures.

Instead, Clitheroe District Commissioner, Steve Tomlinson, decided to organise the hike. “Scouting is an every day adventure for the many young people aged between six and 18 who make up our 14 groups across Clitheroe and the surrounding villages,” he said. “It therefore seemed in keeping with Scouting traditions to go out and hike to the Scout Cairn on Pendle.”

Upon arrival at the Cairn, following a quick lunch, several members were invested.

Long service awards were presented to Nicola Horton, Bernard Mercer and Tony Wells in recognition for the time they have given in supporting their respective Groups. The awards were presented by Maureen Fenton, Clitheroe Town Mayor, alongside Mary Robinson, Clitheroe District chairperson. Steve added: “Despite the weather, the event was a great success and we will soon be looking to plan what we do for 2019! Our thanks to the volunteers who planned and marshalled the route on the day.

If you would like to get involved, contact or search Clitheroe District Scouts on Facebook.