News

7 Sep 2016

In recognition of the rise in the membership of Ingleborough District, as identified by the 2016 census, last month the District Commissioner received a highly sort after Lego Growth Champion Minifig from the Chief Commissioners for England, Mark Tarry and Alex Peace-Gadsby! This has only been possible as a result of all the hard work and determination shown by leaders and supporters to provide a vibrant and exciting programme for our young people. Well done to everyone who has contributed to this excellent growth!

6 Aug 2016

Continuing the District’s Community Impact initiative with local volunteers of the Cave Rescue Organisation, several CRO members visited the Settle Beaver Colony in June to talk about what CRO does and to let the Beavers try out some of the team’s equipment. Carrying the stretcher was quiet enough, but Bond Lane residents may not have appreciated the blaring of the Land Rover siren, as each child took a turn to sound it.
A month later the leaders led 18 Beavers and some parents, supported by seven CRO members, on a 4km sponsored …

6 Aug 2016

Scouting was well represented at the Ingleton Gala last month with a shared refreshment and publicity stand run by Ingleton and District leaders. The funds raised were a valuable £128 for Scouting after the £40 stall fees which go to the Ingleton Rural Community Association had been deducted. Interestingly, it was noted that nearly all the stalls which were spread across the field were manned by Scouters, ex-Scouters or parents of Scouts – that just goes to show the huge contribution that Scouting gives to the community.
Not only that, …

6 Jul 2016

 
 
 
 

Settle Scout’s Silent Auction made history last month. Never in recent decades has such a huge sum of money been raised by a Scout Group in Ingleborough District in a single day! Thanks to the time and effort by the GSL, Cherry Flitcroft, and a small team of hard-working supporters from the 1st Castleberg Group, an amazing £3,500 was raised at a Silent Auction.
This novel fund raising event was designed to attract donations from a different audience by tapping into the wider community in order to encourage them to contribute …

8 Jun 2016

Settle Group is hoping for lots of visitors to their Exhibition and Silent Auction of artworks from 11.00am – 5.00pm on Saturday, 25th June at the Drill Hall in Castleberg Lane. The event will offer the chance to view and bid for an exciting variety of paintings, photographs and craft items from prominent artists including Sam Dalby, Katharine Holmes, Annie Farrer  and Danielle Moran. There will also be art and craft activities for youngsters and refreshments will be on sale.
This novel fund raising event is designed to attract donations toward the Group’s …

8 Jun 2016

Dry Stone Walling is a skilled craft that needs to be passed on to young people if the age long tradition of using it for boundaries is to be continued in the Dales. In May, Ingleton Scouts were fortunate to be able to try their hand at walling through working in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust Green Futures programme. This initiative aims to empower and support young people to become more involved, aware and connected to the fantastic natural environment that’s right on their doorstep.
 The Ingleton Scouts worked …

8 Jun 2016

Tahwiri is a 2-day county expedition event for teams of 3-6 Explorer Scouts which tests their navigational skills up to the standard required for the DofE Silver Award. The teams are required to plan and walk their own route taking in a number of manned checkpoints, some of which are compulsory. In order to enter, teams must have completed first aid training, lightweight camping, use of expedition stoves and the cooking of expedition type meals. Once the event has started, the youngsters must be self-contained, carrying all the equipment and …

8 Jun 2016

2016 is an amazing year for Cubs as it is their 100th birthday! That’s 100 years of fun, 100 years of adventure and 100 years of trying something new! As part of the celebrations, special centenary adventure camps have been taking place around the country. Not to be left out, North Yorkshire organised a massive event at the Nidderdale Agricultural Society Showground in Bewerley Park over the weekend of the Spring Bank Holiday. Activities, organised by the County Activities Team along with representatives from Districts, were arranged into five action-packed …

8 Jun 2016

It was really good to see Settle Scouts supporting the Tour de Yorkshire celebrations when the famous cycle race ended its first leg in their town.
Despite the appalling weather, volunteers manned an adventurous climbing wall on the Greenfoot Festival fanzone in order to raise funds for the Group’s Drill Hall improvements.

 
 

30 Apr 2016

Each year, Queen’s Scouts, who have worked hard to achieve the highest youth award within Scouting, as well as adult award holders, are invited to Windsor Castle to take part in the national St George’s Day Parade. The event dates back nearly 80 years and this year Tom Haigh, an Assistant Cub Leader from Ingleton, was invited to take part. He reported that “Apart from verging on hypothermia for most of the day, it was really good!”
During the event Tom saw the Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, the Duke of Kent, Her Majesty …

25 Apr 2016

This year, for the first time in a decade, Ingleborough District Scouts broke their tradition of holding an open-air St George’s Day Parade in favour of moving indoors to join the congregation of St. Mary’s Church, Ingleton.
Setting off from the swimming pool, the parade, led by the Kildwick and Farnhill Scout band, marched up Sammy Lane where the salute was taken by Ingleton Group Chairman, Carl Lis. The 200-strong parade then snaked its way through the Square en route to the church.
The service began with an exciting entrance of a …

10 Apr 2016

Community Involvement Project
Having been invited to attend a Future Leader’s weekend in York last month, Tom Haigh, an Assistant Cub Leader in Ingleton, came away fired up with enthusiasm to embark on a community involvement project. He is hoping to work in partnership with the Cave Rescue Organisation to bring the two charities together so that they can both benefit from working collectively. It is an ideal way for youth members to be able to gain staged Community Impact badges which encourage Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers to take practical action …

14 Mar 2016

Organised by Scout Supporter, Dave Burrows, exhibitors from across the North West, including one from Shrewsbury, provided visitors with a selection of interesting stalls in Settle Primary School on 12th March at the annual Ingleborough District Model Rail Fair. Scouts were kept busy throughout the day selling tombola and raffle tickets, and there was also a steady stream of visitors taking advantage of the refreshments on offer. By the end of the day, over £270 was raised for District funds.
Settle Cubs and Scouts also had great fun manning a youth …

5 Mar 2016

Scouting Support for Wizard Panto
This year Scout members seem to have made a takeover bid of the highly successful Ingleton village pantomime, The Wizard of Oz! Not only was the script written by an ex-Explorer’s mum, two thirds of the chorus were Cubs, Scouts or Explorers, and demanding principal roles were also taken by three Ingleton leaders, the Group Chairman and a District Appointment Panel member.
Not to be left out, two other leaders helped in the costume department, there was an Explorer working with the stage crew, as well as …

5 Mar 2016

Rescue dogs, Angus and Glen, proved to be a great hit when they ‘rescued’ Ingleton Cubs during the pack’s visit to the Cave Rescue Headquarters in Clapham last month. The Cubs were told about the history of the organisation and shown all the kit needed for a callout, be it above or below ground. They also learnt about the mapping system and recent incidents involving humans, animals and even an air ambulance that needed to be rescued! Assistant Cub Leader, Emily Coates, hailed the visit a great success, saying, “The …

5 Mar 2016


Pancake Night proved to be great fun for Settle Cubs. First they had to collect and cut baked bean tins and set up candles. The Cubs then measured out the flour, eggs and milk, and mixed them all up to create the batter. Next was the best part, the cooking! The candles were lit and while the tins were warming up, a drop of oil was placed on the lid. Then the batter was carefully poured onto the top of the tins and left to cook. Finally, a drizzle of …

5 Mar 2016

Scout Rail
On Saturday, 12th March, Dave Burrows is organising his annual Model Railway 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, a raffle and tombola, as well as refreshments, which will include sandwiches, cakes and drinks. Please tell your friends and family and support this event yourself as it is a major fundraiser for the District which helps …

24 Jan 2016

Christmas came early to Ingleton when the local NSPCC branch held their Late Night Shopping event at the beginning of December. To support the community, the Ingleton leaders ran a super stall selling refreshments, hot drinks and homemade soup, which was just the job for a breezy winter’s night. Live reindeer, Santa’s Grotto, a hog roast, brightly lit stalls and shops, plus lots of festive dancing and seasonal music gave a fantastic backdrop for the Scouts.
In Settle the Scout Group supported the annual switch on of the Christmas lights in …

2 Dec 2015

‘Escape’ is a gruelling 24-hour, adrenaline fuelled, wide game for young people in Scouting and Guiding aged between 14 and 18. Participating teams spend 24 hours navigating between two checkpoints while being pursued by adult catchers. On Saturday, 24th October, six intrepid Ingleborough Explorers from NIESU and SIESU joined forces to compete with nine other Scout/Guide teams in the annual ‘Escape’ competition, organised by ‘SAGGY’ from York. The two boys and four girls met at St Margaret’s Church Hall in Ilkley to start their adventure, navigating their way to different …

2 Dec 2015

On Sunday, 8th November the congregation of St Mary’s Church, Ingleton, not only took part in a very moving Service of Remembrance but also celebrated the achievement of one of its young people. At the end of the sermon, the Vicar invited Carl Unsworth, the Group Scout Leader, to speak. Carl briefly outlined the awards that the young people work through starting with the Chief Scout’s Bronze Award for Beavers, progressing through the Silver for Cubs, Gold for Scouts and the Platinum and Diamond Award for Explorers and, finally, the …