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30 May 2017

Settle Group held a successful AGM with the whole Scout Troop present, making it the highest attendance for many years! The meeting started with a poignant two-minute silence in memory of the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing. The reports were then read and accounts accepted before the existing executive was formally re-elected. Following pleas from the Chairman for more parents to come forward to support the Group, everyone was thanked for all their hard work throughout the year. Finally, the District Commissioner, Anne Cox, added her thanks on behalf …

30 May 2017

“Wow!” That’s how the Ingleton Beavers summed up their sleepover! The fun began at Mealbank Hall when the Beavers arrived, complete with sleeping bags, and set about making their own packed lunches. A walk to the park was next on the programme, where playtime and lunch were enjoyed by all. For the afternoon, the Colony was split into two groups, one to tackle bouldering on the Inglesport climbing wall, and one to enjoy the fresh air around Storrs Common doing tracking and art with natural materials.
This was followed by a …

30 May 2017

Settle Drill Hall was filled with colourful stalls at the Group’s Table Top Sale. Items for sale included bric-a-brac, cards handmade by a Scout, cosmetics, nearly new, books, DVDs, artwork, etc. Delicious homemade cakes and drinks were also served in the café area, which widened the appeal for both locals and visitors. Thanks to the hard work of the committee, £373 was raised for the Group.
 

30 May 2017

 
 
 
 
Who says training is formal and boring? Not so, it would seem for some of these participants! Four modules were covered during this year’s second ‘Training in a Basket’ session which was held in May at Mealbank Hall.
After a full-on day, the enthusiastic and dedicated participants left a little wiser about challenging behaviour, international Scouting, running safe activities and residential experiences. All the leaders now have to gather evidence to show that they have put their learning into practice so that the modules can be validated by their Training Adviser …

30 May 2017

Tom Haigh, Ingleborough Youth Commissioner and UK representative at the World Scout Moot, reports that in May he and his fellow representatives from Somerset, Cornwall, Glasgow and beyond all met at Scout HQ in Gilwell for the final briefing weekend of the UK Contingent’s Iceland Adventure. The purpose of the weekend was to give information about travel, money, the theme of the Moot, which is ‘Change’, as well as handing over the Moot kit, complete with hoodies, neckers and even an eye mask!
Tom reports, “We will be put in international …

18 May 2017

There’s something for all the family at this fund raising event so why not pop into the Drill Hall to see for yourself?

24 Apr 2017

Helped by the brilliant sunshine, there was a festive atmosphere when Ingleborough Scouts celebrated St George’s Day in Settle on Sunday, 23rd April. Parade Master, Carl Unsworth, led the parade of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and their leaders around the Primary School grounds to the sound of bugles and the beat of the Kildwick and Farnhill Scout Band drums.
Near the end of the route the salute was taken by the County representative, Dennis Foster, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Adviser for North Yorkshire Scouts, accompanied by the Settle Mayor and Chairman …

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 …