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11 Dec 2017

Christmas Message from the District Team:
 As 2017 draws to a close, the District Team would like to thank everyone for their fantastic support which has helped Ingleborough District enjoy a productive and exciting year. At this festive time, we wish you all a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

11 Dec 2017

After being dormant for several months, Settle Explorer Unit will become active again next month! Under the expert leadership of Dan Nelson, meetings will resume in the Drill Hall on Castleberg Lane but this time on Friday evenings from 7.00pm.
Explorer Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme including traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities. With the support, direction and guidance of Unit leaders, Explorer Scouts are encouraged to …

11 Dec 2017

Ingleton Beavers were recently visited by Rev. Ken Clapham, a space enthusiast who used to work with NASA. He talked to the youngsters about space travel and astronauts, and brought with him a real space suit, moon rock, an anti-gravity pen and pieces of a rocket that landed on the moon! The photo shows three Beavers sitting close to each other as they would for nine days if they travelled to the moon in a rocket. The Beavers were not surprisingly enthralled by his fascinating talk and learnt a lot …

11 Dec 2017

Vet, Becky Howard, from the Dalehead Veterinary Group based in Settle, led an interesting and informative evening for the Ingleton Explorers last month. She talked about her job as a vet working with large farm animals and showed the youngsters examples of the equipment she uses in her everyday life. The Explorers inundated Becky with questions before trying their hand at bandaging, a skill that is not as easy as it looks! Not only did the Explorers practice on each other but a cuddly toy panda and cute floppy dog …

11 Dec 2017

Record numbers of visitors supported Settle Scouts’ fund-raising Table Top Sale which they held in their Drill Hall on Castlebergh Lane. Stallholders from throughout the community sold a vast range of handcrafted jewellery, knitwear, cosmetics, books, garden supplies, cards, preserves, confectionary, as well as nearly new items. The Scout Group’s bric-a-brac stall made a healthy profit from donations, and raffle ticket sales soared once youth members started touring the hall in search of willing customers. A huge array of homemade cakes tempted many visitors to enjoy a drink and refreshments …

11 Dec 2017

One leader, Tom Haigh, was missing from his local Remembrance Day Parade this year. As a Queen’s Scout recipient and Youth Commissioner, he had been invited to represent The Scout Association in the London Cenotaph March Past following the National Service of Remembrance in Whitehall.
He writes, “I was selected as part of 30 Queen Scouts to march in the National parade in London. As I’m sure you noticed, that Sunday was freezing, not helped by it blowing a gale down Whitehall. We had gathered in Trafalgar Square before 9am to …

11 Dec 2017

Remembrance Parades
A splendid turnout of over one hundred Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and their leaders braved the cold weather to attend parades in Ingleton and Settle on Remembrance Day. In Settle, having begun the service in church, the congregation processed to the Cenotaph with the Scout Colour Parties proudly parading their flags. Two minutes silence was observed and wreaths were laid.
In Ingleton, the service began with a hymn during which the Colours were presented. This was followed by prayers and readings before the congregations of both St. Mary’s and the …

3 Nov 2017

A recent visit by members of the District Team to Broadrake, a stunning bunk barn renovated to a high specification near Ribblehead, has opened up endless possibilities for Ingleborough District Scouts to work in partnership with the enterprising business in the coming months. There are endless possibilities of using the facilities for sleepovers, den building, wide games and camping. In association with Pete Collins, a keen astro-photographer, Cubs, Scout and Explorers will be also able to visit the excellent facilities to learn about the night sky as there is …

3 Nov 2017

There was a good turnout at the October meeting for leaders when there was lots of discussion and plenty of information was passed on by the District Commissioner and other members of the District Team.
The gathering was also an ideal opportunity for the DC, Anne Cox, to present Ashley Morgan, a Sectional Assistant with 1st Castleberg Scouts, with his 40 year Long Service Award. Ashley has always been actively involved and has supported Scouting ever since he joined as a Cub – that’s dedication for you!

3 Nov 2017


Three cheers to Ingleton Scouts and Explorers, and especially their Leaders, who braved the wind and rain to help make the community of Ingleton’s Autumn Lights Festival such a success. Sadly, some of the activities had to be modified because of the weather but the hard working leaders, some of whom were literally drenched to the skin, cheerfully carried on regardless. Not only did they serve copious cups of hot soup, tea, coffee and chocolate from their newly acquired market stall, kindly donated by Paul Deville, but …

3 Nov 2017

Please support the Settle Scout Group Table Top Sale on Saturday, 18th November from 10am-3pm in the Drill Hall on Castleberg Lane. There will be a variety of stalls including Maureen’s Garden, homemade jams, cards, fudge, jewellery, books, CDs and DVDs, ironmongery and bric-a-brac. Admission is free and refreshments, including hot soup, tea, coffee, soft drinks and cake, will be on sale. If you have something you would like to sell, tables can still be booked by emailing cherry.ann.f@gmail.com

3 Nov 2017

Thanks to the support of their leaders, Bailey, Sam and Dylan from the 1st Castleberg Group recently entered the County Cooking Competition which challenged teams of Scouts to prepare a two-course meal for 4 people within a £12 budget. The maximum cooking time was two hours and the teams could only use a two-burner gas stove to prepare their culinary delights.
Having travelled to the Easingwold Outdoor Centre at Dawney Bridge, the teams had to set up a kitchen area with all the equipment they needed to create their signature …

3 Nov 2017

Kind-hearted Ingleton Beaver leader, Gemma Tyrie, braved some appalling weather recently when she walked The Three Peaks to raise funds for a friend suffering from Multiple Sclerosis and Huntington’s Disease. Encouraged by the thought that the money raised would pay for a path being laid to allow her friend wheelchair access to her garden, Gemma battled on in the rain to gain a well-deserved certificate at the end of the gruelling day. That’s true Scouting spirit for you!
 

7 Oct 2017

Recently Settle Scouts supported their local community by helping to set up and clear away for the Three Peak Cyclocross, a gruelling, annual cycle race. Before the race, leaders, youngsters and supporters collected kit from the store in Horton and then put up barriers and cones along the road. One energetic committee member even climbed Ingleborough with race officials to put out way markers on the summit. After the race, the signs were collected in, as were all the barriers and cones.
This mammoth job earned the praise of the organisers …

7 Oct 2017

In September a series of initiatives which are designed to recruit new members in the south of the District were launched. Assemblies were run in Austwick, Settle and Hellifield Primary Schools and flyers distributed in Clapham, Long Preston and Giggleswick by Alan Bennett, a member of the Regional Growth and Development Team, which supports Groups and Sections across England. The aim was to give youngsters a taste of the fun and adventure that Scouting can offer, and allow adults to discover that volunteering with the Scout Association is both an enjoyable …

7 Oct 2017

Thanks to the hard work of the leaders and supporters, and the generosity of the visitors, Ingleton Scouts raised the magnificent sum of £665 at their Jumble Sale in September. As usual, there was a brisk trade at the clothing, bric-a-brac, toy, household and book stalls. Of course, the raffle and tombola were also very popular.

7 Oct 2017

Ten Beavers from the 1st Castleberg Colony enjoyed an action packed short weekend at Great Tower Activity Centre on Windermere at the start of September. After a week of rain, Estelle Mortimer, Michael Gudgeon and Anne Cox, the leaders, all had their fingers crossed that things would improve and, against all the odds, the sun shone most of the time.

The Beavers began their adventures with an orienteering activity and a picnic on the large rock which is the highest point on the site and has spectacular views along the length …

18 Sep 2017

This month marks a series of initiatives which are designed to recruit new members. Youngsters are being addressed in school assemblies in Austwick, Settle and Hellifield, and flyers are being distributed in Clapham, Long Preston and Giggleswick primary schools by Alan Bennett, a member of the Regional Growth and Development Team, which supports Groups and Sections across England.

The hope is that youngsters will be given a taste of the fun and adventure that Scouting can offer, and that adults will also discover that volunteering with the Scout …

4 Sep 2017

This month we have a fascinating report from Youth Commissioner, Tom Haigh, who has just returned from an amazing adventure.
“I’ve just got back from the World Scout Moot in Iceland and what can I say, I loved every single minute of it! In my Patrol there were people from Sweden, Germany, Holland, Austria, Italy, Iceland and Australia and they were all amazing and will be friends for life! A few of these patrols together was called a Tribe and for some reason I was elected their leader; the tribe was …

4 Sep 2017

Long Service Awards
Congratulations to Rich Hall and Charlotte Turner who have received five-year service awards, and to Jane Nelson, Jackie Rowe and Jenny Wood who have received ten-year certificates for long service to Scouting.
It is especially pleasing to hear that Ashley Morgan has earned a forty-year certificate; rarely does anyone show such continued commitment since joining the Movement as a child. It is only through the dedicated service of volunteers like these that Scouting in Ingleborough District is able to thrive! Grateful thanks go to them all.