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19 Jun 2017

 There was a brilliant turnout at this year’s AGM, probably the highest attendance for many years, with Leaders, Young Leaders and Executive Members all showing their support for Ingleborough District. Following the first part of the meeting which dealt with the annual reports, approval of accounts and election of officers, the County Secretary, David Forster, delivered an upbeat message from the County Commissioner outlining his plans for the future. These include restructuring the County Team, with an emphasis on the ‘Three P’s’, People, Programme and Perceptions. This was followed by …

18 Jun 2017

As part of Save the Children’s Den Day initiative, Ingleton Beavers, Cubs and Young Leaders had great fun making shelters in the grounds of Mealbank Hall. Collections of cardboard, plastic, tarpaulins, rope, poles, canes and even tinsel were skilfully utilised to create dream dens with secret entrances, pop-open windows and des-res décor! The younger members were delighted with their low-tech versions but, not to be upstaged, the Young Leader’s embarked on a much sturdier design which then became an exciting climbing frame for the Beavers!
As well as enjoying the great …

18 Jun 2017

As part of an initiative to boost Scouting in the Settle area, section leaders and the District Commissioner met Alan Bennett, North of England Growth and Development Officer, to discuss how to strengthen the 1st Castleberg Group. As a result of the very positive meeting, Alan is making contact with local schools and a Beaver Taster session is being organised for September so that potential Beavers can be encouraged to join the Colony. Hopefully, by engaging new youth members, adults will also offer support.

18 Jun 2017

Recently members of the 1st Castleberg Scout Group were only too pleased to be able to support The Rotary Club of Settle’s annual walking and running event. The longer routes along local footpaths and bridleways had checkpoints with light refreshments along the way is how Carole Ogilvie, Group Secretary, and Jane Nelson, executive member, were able to assist.
Cherry Flitcroft, Group Chairman, reported that it was extremely busy at the start in Victoria Hall where she was volunteering, along with executive member, Rachel Rabjohns. 170 participants of all age groups …

3 Jun 2017

Lots of bargains were to be found at Ingleton Scouts latest Jumble Sale which was held in the Ingleborough Community Centre on Saturday, 3rd June. The books, clothing, bric-a-brac, toys, household and cake stalls proved popular, along with the refreshments, raffle and tombola. It was encouraging to see not only leaders and helpers from the village, but also several youth members, manning the stalls. Thanks to the hard work of the whole team, the sale raised the splendid sum of £561 which will go towards the running costs of Mealbank …

30 May 2017

Steve Shaw first got in touch earlier in the year looking for a floor for the night when he, along with his brothers, was considering cycling the 970 miles from John O’Groats to Lands End. Riding the epic journey to raise money for the 14th Huddersfield (Marsden) Scout Group, as well as other charities, was nothing new, but, with a combined age of 193 and between them three replacement joints and one more on its way, they deserved a little support. Cherry Flitcroft, Settle Scout Group Chairman, rose to the …

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 …