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7 Apr 2017

Settle’s Pack Holiday in March proved to be a roaring success. Not only did the Cubs have an exciting weekend, but, by working with the National Trust staff at Malham on the Saturday morning, they also helped the environment by planting scores of sapling trees. In the afternoon, their reward for all their hard work was the fun of den building. Following dinner at the bunkhouse, the Cubs enthusiastically took part in a star quiz, a new Cub was invested and they all joined in an indoor campfire. The walk …

7 Apr 2017

Mealbank Hall was the ideal venue for an interactive ‘Training in the Basket’ session last month. Led by North Yorkshire trainers, five modules, including Administration, Providing a Balanced Programme A and B, Growing the Section and Young People Today were covered. The eleven Ingleborough and two South Craven Leaders all took part in the games, tasks and discussions with enthusiasm and, hopefully, they are now busy validating their learning before the next session on 14th May.

7 Apr 2017

March was a busy month for Ingleton Group members. With several Beavers moving up to Cubs, there was a special investiture ceremony where the Beaver and Cub Leaders helped the newcomers swim up to the Pack.
 Numerous Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and leaders did an excellent job of ushering every night for the four performances of the Ingleton pantomime, ‘The Snow Queen’.
A few days later, on Wednesday, 8th March, there was much excitement as the Ingleton Scout troop travelled to Morecambe Superbowl. Once there, everyone was put into groups, each with a …

19 Mar 2017

On 18th March, Dave Burrows’ passion for model railways enabled him to raise £334 for Ingleborough District funds by organising a model rail exhibition at Settle Primary School. Dave, an ex-Assistant District Commissioner, is no stranger to such events having masterminded a similar annual exhibition for over a decade. A further £56 was raised for the 1st Castleberg (Settle) Scout Group by former District Cub Scout Leader, Mary Anne Burrows, who served refreshments throughout the day. Ingleton Cub Scout Leader, Gill Allan, and a Settle Scout judged the exhibits, their …

14 Mar 2017

The Scout Association recognises the achievements of its volunteers in a variety of ways from simple local ‘Thank You’s’ to St George’s Day national awards. We are pleased to report that this month Sue Haddrill has been awarded The Silver Wolf, Scouting’s highest award, which is the unrestricted gift of the Chief Scout, given only for service of a most exceptional nature.
Sue has responded by saying, “I am deeply honoured and proud to have even been considered for such a prestigious award. I cannot quite believe the news and have …

14 Mar 2017

 
Rotary Supports Settle Scouts
Recently Settle Rotary kindly organised a , the proceeds of which will be divided between the 1st Castleberg Scout Group and KASIN (Kids at School in Nepal) to rebuild a Nepalese school destroyed in the recent earthquakes. After a welcome and explanations about the charities, time for the 250 guests to buy raffle tickets and view the Scout publicity stand, everyone set off from Giggleswick School to enjoy a three-course meal, served at a different hostelries. Three Settle Scout Group members enjoyed a starter at ‘The Italian’, …

14 Mar 2017

Scout Rail Fair
On Saturday, 18th March, Dave Burrows is organising his annual Model Rail Exhibition at Settle Primary School from 10.00am – 5.00pm in aid of Ingleborough District Scouts. The entry fee is £2.50 for adults and £1 for concessions, but members in uniform are free. There will be several working layouts, trade stands and tombola. There will also be refreshments, which will include sandwiches, cakes and drinks, the proceeds of which will go to 1st Castleberg Scout Group. Please encourage your friends and family to support this event as …

9 Feb 2017

Much to their surprise and delight, Explorers from Ingleton are featured in the 2017 winter edition of ‘Mountain Rescue’, a 60-page glossy magazine for mountain and cave rescue members. The article was prompted by a visit to the Clapham based Cave Rescue Organisation depot in November last year, which the Explorers undertook as part of the District’s Community Impact Project ‘Working Together’.
This is excellent publicity for both CRO and the North Ingleborough Explorer Unit which is now growing in strength with over twenty members attending regularly.

7 Jan 2017

In December, to support the District’s Community Impact Project, ‘Working Together’, which was initiated by the now Youth Commissioner, Tom Haigh,
Ingleton Cubs organised a family Beetle Drive. This novel event, together with the huge raffle, proved to be great fun for all the Cubs, parents and supporters who attended. What’s more, as a result of the evening, the Pack donated £100 to the Cave Rescue Organisation.

7 Jan 2017

There was great excitement in December when the first official task for the incoming District Commissioner, Anne Cox, was to invest Zoe Dutton as an ASL with the North Ingleborough Unit. Zoe has been helping her husband, Ian, the Unit Leader, for a short while, so her move into uniform is a welcome addition to the leadership team.
Ingleton Group also welcomes Hayley Lowis as the Acting Secretary to their Executive Committee. As a parent, with long term involvement in the Group, her knowledge and input will be invaluable. We wish …

7 Jan 2017

 
 
 
 
 
Throughout 2016, up and down the country, Cubs commemorated one hundred years of the Cub Scout section with a variety of local and national activities. The culmination of their celebrations was a Promise Party, a national event that included a Promise renewal, held on 16th December to commemorate the official registration date of the Cub section.
As part of her new role as ADC (Cubs), Cathy Tazzyman took on the task of co-ordinating the Ingleborough party to celebrate the ‘wildest birthday ever’. The District held their festivities at Mealbank Hall in …

7 Jan 2017

Beavers from Settle and Ingleton were the first visitors of the season to meet Santa in his grotto at Ingleborough Cave near Clapham last month.
Gemma Tyrie, the newly appointed District Beaver Scout Leader, said, “There was a lovely mix of Settle and Ingleton Beavers and they all got on well. We made it to the entrance in plenty of time for a picnic and then enjoyed a tour of the caves.
 Our tour guides were elves who told us about the history of the caves and how goblins and giants …

7 Jan 2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Once again this Christmas there was a prominent Scouting presence at the Late Night Shopping event in Ingleton at the beginning of December. The village sparkled in the festive lights and the Ingleton Scout stall was well placed in the Square, near to where Santa arrived to visit his grotto, talented dancers performed, and festive music filled the air.
Not only did the Scout leaders do a good trade selling soup, drinks and other refreshments but they also ensured that Scouting was promoted in the community.
The whole occasion had a wonderfully …

29 Dec 2016

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Both Ingleton and Settle Scout Groups were well represented when Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, leaders and supporters took part in Remembrance Day Services in their respective villages. Before the ceremonies, many Leaders had run activities to explain the significance of the annual services to their young people so that they could appreciate the meaning they have for people who have lost family members in battle, both in the past and present day.
During the services, Colours were paraded and wreaths laid on behalf of the Scout Association by youth members whose …

29 Dec 2016

As part of the District’s Community Impact Project, Explorers from the North Ingleborough Unit spent an evening at the Cave Rescue Organisation depot in Clapham last month.
After a brief initial talk by Rae Lonsdale, a CRO controller, the Explorers were divided into teams so they could rotate round three practical activities: ‘Mechanical Advantage’, ‘Engaging the Brain’ and ‘Casualty Care’. The first involved a scenario simulating lifting a heavy casualty up a cliff face using pulleys which gives mechanical advantage to achieve the task. The second was a communication exercise where …

20 Nov 2016

 
Saturday, 19th November provided some additional retail therapy for Settle residents when the 1st Castleberg Group opened its Drill Hall doors to dozens of guests for a Table Top Sale. Colourful stalls filled the hall and a steady flow of visitors enjoying the soup, hot drinks and tasty snacks. The Knitters of Settle sat patiently clicking their needles all day whilst visitors were wowed by their amazing knitted creations depicting the buildings of Settle. At the end of the day, the team, headed by Cherry Flitcroft, had raised the pleasing …

17 Nov 2016
15 Nov 2016

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Both Ingleton and Settle Scout Groups were well represented when Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Leaders and Supporters took part in Remembrance Day Services in their respective villages. Prior to the ceremonies, many Leaders had explained the significance of the annual services to their young people so that they could appreciate the meaning it has for people who have lost family members in battle, both in the past and present day. During the services Colours were paraded and wreaths laid on behalf of the Scout Association by youth …

15 Nov 2016

 

Tom Haigh, who has been selected to attend the World Scout Moot Iceland in 2017, has sent in a superb account of his first training weekend. Read on to find all about it:
“The World Scout Moot (WSM) is an international camp held every 4 years, rather like a Jamboree, but for older members aged between 18-25. The next one will be held in Iceland next summer and I am lucky enough to have been selected to go! Whilst other Scouts were attending services for Remembrance Weekend, I was camping in …

8 Oct 2016

 
A few weeks ago, Bear Grylls took to Twitter for a whole hour so the District Commissioner asked him if he had an inspirational message for the hard working Ingleborough Leaders. Within ten minutes he had tweeted the amazing response “Keep Scouting! You are changing lives” which resulted in over 1600 impressions! How true his words are so please do keep supporting Scouting in your locality – we really are changing lives in Ingleborough District!