News

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!
 

8 Oct 2016

 
Recently the District received the generous gift of publicity aids from the County Team. These will be ideal for all sorts of purposes such as advertising events, signposting activity venues, recruiting and for generally advertising Scouting in the locality.

8 Oct 2016

 
October 2106 marks the 250th edition of Ingleboro’ Info with a flash back to the first issue which was first published in April 1995, as a simple, one-sided sheet that had to be photocopied and hand delivered. Twenty-one years later, it is still going strong having now morphed into a two-sided, full colour newsletter which reaches a wide audience by email.
 
Wow!  What an achievement!
 
 

7 Sep 2016

In July a small contingent of Settle Explorer Scouts went on an exciting 4-night trip to Hawkhirst Scout Activity Centre, set in forest near the edge of Kielder Water in Northumberland. Having trained hard to gain a Nights Away Passport, the seven members of the party used public transport to travel from Settle to Hawkhirst, where they camped in the woods. After much planning, the whole trip was unaccompanied, although there was a leader from the activity centre on hand, if required. During the trip, the Explorers took part in …

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 …