About Scouting in the Lisburn and District area
We are currently active in 211 countries and territories with a global membership of over 28 million, with two thirds of the international membership in developing countries. Within our District there are 15 active Groups stretching from Maghaberry Village to Seymour Hill through Annahilt, Hilden, Lambeg, Hillsborough, Ballymacash, Hillhall, Derriaghy, Old Warren, Central Lisburn and in Beechlawn, Friends and Wallace Schools. Each group offers a fantastic range of activities and events for young people from ages 4-14. In addition there are 5 explorer Units offering our young people from 14 -18 a tremendous range of experiences.
We currently have over 1,100 members, making us one of the largest uniformed Movements within the City boundaries These are supported by numerous others such as fund raisers, chairmen, secretaries and treasurers
Representatives from the District have attended the Centenary 21st World Jamboree in the UK and other World Jamborees in Chile and Sweden. Each year, many groups also take part in expeditions to NI and UK destinations. Regular outdoor activities include abseiling, archery, camping, sailing, canoeing, hillwalking and rock climbing to name but a few.
Scouting in the UK provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for half a million young people (including 60,000 girls). Internationally over 28 million young people and 4 million adult volunteers enjoy the benefits of Scouting across 216 countries.
Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential. In Scouting, we believe that young people develop most when they are ‘learning by doing,’ when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.
Her Majesty the Queen
Lisburn & District Commissioner
Think You Know Scouting? Think Again
If you still think Scouting is just about boys, tents and woggles, then take a look at this video, you might just change your mind. With over 200 activities on offer, Scouting offers everyday adventure to young people and adult volunteers.