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2 Oct 2018

In late September, to raise funds for renovations to the District store, as well as for other activities, the Ingleboro’ Team held a Jumble Sale in the Ingleborough Community Centre. Bargain hunters and regular ‘jumblers’ streamed through the doors, keeping the refreshment’s team busy, as well as all the youth members, leaders and supporters who served on the stalls. The combined efforts of everyone involved raised the superb sum of £690. Grateful thanks go to all those who donated items, or volunteered on the day, which …

2 Oct 2018

After three years of energetic leadership by Estelle Mortimer, assisted by Michael Gudgeon, this term we welcome a new team to run the Beaver Colony in Settle. As parents of existing members, Paul Forrow has now taken over as the Beaver Scout Leader, with Joanne Bainbridge and Lindsay Crisp supporting him as Sectional Assistants. Having already completed four training modules before taking over, they now have two successful meetings under their belts and are planning exciting activities for the rest of the term.
In order to continue a vibrant Scouting programme …

2 Oct 2018

Congratulations to Castleberg Scout Group Chair, Cherry Flitcroft, on receiving The Scout Association Award for Long Service which was presented by the District Commissioner, Anne Cox, at a recent committee meeting. Cherry has been involved with youth organisations for forty years, 25 of which have been with Scouting, firstly in Hebden Bridge for six years and the remaining time in Settle. With determination, dedication and commitment being her hallmarks, and having already recruited a full executive committee, she is now keen to progress the Drill Hall development plans and to …

2 Oct 2018

There was lots of good networking at the North Craven Action Group meeting attended by the District Commissioner and her deputy as part of the Stronger Communities Programme, a North Yorkshire County Council initiative. With two key targets of inclusion and belonging, the aim was that all delegates present, such as members of U3A, WI, Dementia Friends, AgeUK, etc., would leave the workshop with a better knowledge of other groups, clubs and activities that are organised within North Craven. As a result, those present could share their knowledge in …

7 Sep 2018

Tabitha Brown, a Settle Scout, reports on an exciting, traditional  camping weekend with Dan Nelson, her Scout leader, and the Castleberg Scout Troop.
“On 13th July, we set off to Great Tower for the annual Scout camp. When we arrived there was already a lot of things we could be doing – like filling up the water bottles and setting up the fire. This year we were in tents, unlike last year when we were in a bunkhouse, so we had to set them up ourselves.
There was never a dull moment at …

2 Aug 2018

In July, a District publicity stall was set up at the Ingleton Gala displaying numerous photos of the recent activities and other recruitment material. Several children played with the giant Connect Four and some expressions of interest were received, so clearly the feather flag and World Scout flag fluttering high above the event shelter did its job to good effect!

2 Aug 2018

Archive documents show that Ingleborough District is at least 80 years old but it is thought that it was in existence much earlier. Photographic evidence of Bentham Scouts, together with their Scout Masters holding rifles, suggest that it may even date back as far as World War 1. To mark the anniversary, last month everyone was invited to a Big Birthday Party at Mealbank Hall to celebrate in style.
Despite competing with an important football match and the Ingleton Forties Weekend, many members enjoyed an afternoon of family fun. Whilst the …

2 Aug 2018

We are delighted to share an interesting report from Youth Commissioner, Tom Haigh.
“This year’s international adventure had a slightly different twist … I had to help organise it! In January I saw an application for a small group of Network members to travel around Europe meeting other Scouts from various countries on the way, whilst completing an Explorer Belt 10-day expedition. I thought why not and put my name down! This led to a hot Tuesday morning in June when I finally met my travel buddies at Manchester Airport …

2 Aug 2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
Settle Scouts Table Top Sale in June at Settle Drill Hall was a great success, raising £353 for Group funds. Lots of visitors picked up bargains from a variety of stalls and, with thanks to the Zion Ladies and the supporters who had baked for the event, many also enjoyed a cup of coffee, cake and a chat with friends.
Jenny Wilson, a 1st Castleberg (Settle) Scout Group exec member, has been in touch to invite readers to help the Group raise funds for their Drill Hall refurbishments. By using …

2 Aug 2018

In July, with kind permission from Giggleswick School, Settle Explorers practised their casting skills on a playing field in preparation for a fishing trip to Morecambe promenade. After learning the moves without the lead attached to their rods, the Explorers were each handed a 3oz lead weight to clip on to the end of their lines. It was an exciting session, even without the chance of catching a fish, and they still found time to plan their meals, write a shopping list for camp, as well as enjoy juice and …

2 Aug 2018

Ingleton Beavers sleepover in June was a great success. Beaver Leader, Gemma Tyrie, reported, “We started by making our own packed lunch and then headed to the park for a run around. After lunch, we walked to Storrs Common where we followed a trail to find kites and made woodland creatures (and an impromptu leader scarecrow)!
Back at Mealbank Hall, the Beavers built fires and toasted marsh mallows, learnt how to fire a catapult and put up their tents. After tea and a DVD, they all slept well, ready for …

1 Jul 2018

This year we are celebrating the District’s Birthday with a party for young and old alike! One of Scouting’s objectives is to increase community involvement so the celebration, which is being held from 4.00-6.00pm on Saturday, 7th July at Mealbank Hall in Ingleton, is open to the public. As it occurs during the Ingleton 1940’s weekend, the arrangements have been tied in with the village activities so the tourists and the hordes dressed in the civilian and military fashion styles of the 1940s that visit the event can pop in …

1 Jul 2018

Tom’s travels takes him across Europe to gain the prestigious Scout Explorer Belt.
It’s good to see that Tom Haigh, Ingleborough Youth Commissioner and Deputy County Youth Commissioner, has had a good time travelling across Europe with two pals for his Explorer Belt Expedition.
This award is a fantastic opportunity to take part in a 10-day expedition that brings a real understanding of a different country, its culture and way of life. It’s challenging but is incredibly rewarding!

You can catch up on the story of Tom’s journey on the UK Scout …

1 Jul 2018

District Instructor, Jo Wulf, marvelled at Alex Toothill’s deft knife skills as he demonstrated to the South Ingleborough Explorer Scouts how to gut and skin a rabbit.
She continued, “Then it was our turn. Most of us were out of our comfort zone, but isn’t that what Scouting is all about? We also filleted a pollock that James caught especially for us. Dan showed us how to do that with fingers and thumbs rather than a knife. Great survival skills, I’d say. Then it was time to cook it and both …

1 Jul 2018

Settle Scout Group held their AGM on Sunday 10th June. To attract more people to the meeting, the meeting was combined with a family BBQ and activity session. As a result, over 40 people, made up of the young and not so young, attended. The whole event was held on Castleberg with the Flat being used as the base. In glorious sunshine, leaders ran a wide game and encouraged parents to come out to play, too, which they did. Others nurtured the BBQs into life, ready to start cooking.

After …

1 Jul 2018

There was a huge adult and Young Leader turnout at the District AGM in June, which was held in the lovely setting of the Knight’s Table at Stainforth. As it was their meeting night, members of the South Ingleborough Explorer Scout Unit had hiked there from Settle, swelling the numbers considerably.

Reports of a highly productive year were delivered, new members welcomed onto the executive, Promises renewed by two ADCs and an inspiring talk by the County Commissioner, Mark Edwards, was well received. Finally, everyone enjoyed an opportunity to chat and …

1 Jul 2018

After a highly successful North Yorkshire event, Cathy Tazzyman, ADC (Cubs) reported, “The chance to go to the Cub Camp at Pateley Bridge always brings a smile to the Ingleborough Cub Leaders’ faces. We say that the camp is for the Cubs to have fun but the Ingleborough leaders enjoy their time there, too! This is the time for Leaders and Cubs to unite, so we danced, we sang, we made music, we stepped back in time and marched like soldiers. We caved and we climbed, we were shown round …

29 May 2018

 

After considerable research at all levels, either face to face or online with members and the public, last month saw the exciting launch of a new strategy and brand for the Scout Association. It was felt that the benefits of Scouting were not understood by the public and Scouting was invisible to some communities. Also, the public had outdated perceptions of Scouting so, as Scouting is a Movement, it had to move with the times. The new brand focusses on ‘Skills for Life’ and ‘Belonging’ – a new key part …

29 May 2018

Seven enthusiastic Ingleborough leaders were joined by four from South Craven to take part in a whole day training module aimed at experienced leaders who wished to gain a Nights Away Permit. The pace was fast with theory sessions interspersed with practical skills bases led by knowledgeable Scouters. With a bit more preparation, this should mean that both Districts can soon offer more residential experiences to young people.

29 May 2018

Ingleton Group was pleased to have raised £650 at their Jumble Sale which was well supported by the community. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweet treats also caused great excitement for Ingleton Cubs. Having learnt how to light a fire, and then toast marshmallows, they soon discovered how sticky and gooey they become! On another night they all enjoyed a superb Collector’s Badge session where they shared their interest with others. Meanwhile, one beautiful evening, the Beavers enjoyed a lovely walk around the village, including a spot of grass rolling on the community field slopes! In …