News

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.

5 Aug 2017

Tom Haigh, Deputy County and District Youth Commissioner, is one of 500 Network members who represented the UK at the 15th World Scout Moot in Iceland. After a massive Opening Ceremony in Reykjavik, the 5000 participants from 92 different countries travelled to one of several Expedition Centres where everyone had a fantastic time completing community service tasks, hiking up mountains and in lava fields, learning about Icelandic culture and history, visiting stunning caves, geysers and waterfalls and making friends with Scouts from across the world. They then returned to the …

5 Aug 2017


In July, during an afternoon of good food, lively music and games in the beautiful surroundings of Eldroth, Cherry Flitcroft was delighted to receive a cheque for £2,000 on behalf of 1st Castleberg Group. Cherry commented that “The weather was kind, the food delicious and it was interesting to spot former members of our Scout Group there in other guises.”
The retiring President, John Diggles, had nominated the Settle Scout Group as his chosen charity during his time in office. This donation, which had been raised during the Rotary Settle Saunter …

5 Aug 2017

Last month we welcomed three new volunteers, Beth Jenkins, who progressed from being an Explorer and Young Leader to Ingleton Assistant Scout Leader, Valerie Chandler from Settle, who becomes a Troop Assistant and Gill Counsell, who joins as an Ingleton Pack Assistant.
At an Ingleton Beaver Investiture and ‘Swimming-Up’ ceremony, the DC, Anne Cox, took the opportunity to invest two other newcomers, Graham Shults, Ingleton Assistant Beaver Scout Leader, and Steve Tunn, District Scouter. We thank them all for volunteering and wish them well in their new roles.

16 Jul 2017

                   
“I had a brilliant time!” “It was really good!” “Bell Boating was best!” That’s how the youngsters summed up the District’s summer Go4it Camp at Great Tower on Windermere. The contingent, consisting of 65 Scouts, Explorers, Leaders and supporters, all arrived on the Friday evening anticipating an action-packed weekend and they weren’t disappointed!
After exploring the lodges and being welcomed at the Opening Ceremony by the District Commissioner, Anne Cox, everyone entered into the spirit of the camp by joining in a …

16 Jul 2017

Rain and drizzle throughout the day didn’t put off the hardy Ingleton Scouters who ran a stall at Ingleton Gala. The smell of sizzling bacon wafted from the Ingleton Group tent, while ping-pong balls bounced around the District publicity stall. A welcome £115 was made from the refreshments but the goodwill gained by supporting the community, plus the publicity value, were also valuable.
Having worked hard from early in the morning, the huge entry of Scout leaders into the Egg Throwing Competition at the end of the day was a spectacle …

16 Jul 2017

      
We wish Settle Scout Leader, John Nelson, well on his travels during his exciting Explorer Belt expedition trekking across Morocco with four other Network members from York Ebor District.
The criteria for the award are that the team must undertake a 10-day expedition outside of the UK with a minimum travelling time of 50 hours over the 10 days, by foot, cycle, horse, canoe, boat or dinghy. In order to take part the participants must show competence in navigation skills, expedition cooking, lightweight camping, language, acceptable home hospitality, fitness, proficiency …

16 Jul 2017

We wish Ingleton Assistant Cub Scout Leader and District Youth Commissioner, Tom Haigh, well as he takes up his appointment as Deputy County Youth Commissioner.
This is an exciting new role created by the County Commissioner, as part of his County restructuring. Tom will be working with Luke Roslin, County Youth Commissioner, to establish a vibrant youth team across North Yorkshire. It’s hoped that he will be joined by a third member in the near future. Watch out for exciting new initiatives as the team gets into action in the months …