We are beyond saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Lucas Backhouse, one of our former Explorer Scouts at just 18.

Lucas was a hugely loved member of Wyre Scouts, especially by his Explorer Unit, Tankensuru but also across the whole of West Lancashire, by both young people and leaders alike.

His smile was contagious, his laughter infectious and he always had everyone crying with laughter.

He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him and our thoughts go out to his friends and family.

His family are asking people to donate to Papyrus in his memory: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/just4boys?utm_source=whatsapp&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=just4boys&utm_campaign=pfp-whatsapp&utm_term=d5ad69af6202405d8b7a8ec23cac6dfa&fbclid=IwAR3rgUtWJGlBZk4m_Qvg-aVvin9b-nk8KDs28UpPHSyaPSFerISaVjLiVEY


To help support the family celebrate his life please share a favourite memory of Lucas in the comments.

We know that this will be a shock to many of you. If you are struggling and feel you want to talk to someone about what has happened please get in touch with your Explorer Leader who will be able to offer you the appropriate support.