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James Heighton-Lewin at the conference to discuss the future of Scouting in Blackpool.

James Heighton-Lewin at the conference to discuss the future of Scouting in Blackpool.

The future of Scouting in Blackpool was on the agenda when those involved with the movement tied up their neckers and met for Sunday lunch.

West Lancashire County Scout Council held its Vision 2018 conference at the Bloomfield Road stadium on Sunday to debate its future direction.

The hope is that the Scouting movement can help contribute to social change and help to make a positive impact on communities across Blackpool.

Victoria Da Silva, district commissioner for Blackpool Scouts, said: “We’re looking at Scouting in Blackpool for the future.

“We’re doing really well at the moment but it’s always good to look at ways of making improvement.

“We’re looking to help to broaden opportunities for young people in Blackpool, and to help them make the most of the opportunities they have already.”

Among those attending the conference was Blackpool North MP, Paul Maynard, who also serves as an ambassador for Scouting in the resort.

He said: “I’m always happy to come along and see what’s going on, and support what there doing here.

“Scouting in Blackpool is growing and it’s really important that the benefits of Scouting are available to everybody in the town.

“I believe that we need strong community organisations like the Scouts to make the town tick and work.”

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