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1 May 2018

This year, breaking with tradition from their usual St George’s Day celebrations, Ingleborough District Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network Scouts, together with their leaders and supporters, abandoned parading in uniform with their flags in favour of a less formal approach. A small team, headed by ADC (Cubs) Cathy Tazzyman, had planned the event to make it a fun and meaningful activity for both young people and adults.
Having gathered at Mealbank Hall, the Scout headquarters in Ingleton, the party was led along the riverbank to Storrs Common by two dragons, …

1 May 2018

“Awesome!” That’s how one of the 300 Queen’s Scouts who attended this year’s National Scout Parade described her unforgettable experience. This annual event has been held since 1934 on the Sunday nearest to St. George’s Day. On this day, The Scout Association also pays tribute to adult volunteers who have earned Good Service Awards through their dedication and inspirational leadership, as well as Gallantry and Meritorious Conduct Award recipients who, through their actions, have shown true Scouting spirit.
This year Windsor Castle looked stunning, bathed in glorious sunshine. Uniformed Scouts …

1 May 2018

The Ingleborough District AGM is to be held at 7.30pm on Friday, 15th June at The Knight’s Table, Stainforth, near Settle. Leaders, Assistants, Explorers and their parents, as well as other supporters are most welcome to attend. The business part of the meeting will be short, allowing time for everyone to socialise afterwards.

1 May 2018

Great to hear that the Ingleborough Network Unit has had its inaugural meeting and is planning to go bowling this month. Good Luck, we hope to hear lots more about your activities in the future!
 

1 May 2018

Twelve enthusiastic Scouters attended an 8-hour First Aid course in April at Mealbank Hall. The instructor, Steve Taylor, has spent much of his working life running outdoor activities with young people so had personal experience of the type of situations that the leaders have to deal with. Everyone was able to perfect their resuscitation technique on the armless and legless “Annies” and became very adept at putting each other into the “recovery position”. There was also plenty of time for discussion and questions. All passed with flying colours – well …

2 Apr 2018
2 Apr 2018

Throughout March the sections enjoyed some super programmes including den building for the Ingleton Cubs and an Easter craft eggstravaganza for Settle Scouts.
Jo Wulf, a District Instructor helping with the South Ingleborough Explorer Unit also reports that Settle Scout Leader, Dan Nelson, led a fascinating session for the Explorers on whittling. She says, “We had a lesson in spoon making from Dan. There was a briefing and demonstration showing how to saw a piece off a branch and to split it carefully with the axe before the whittling can …

2 Apr 2018

Recently Ingleton Beavers opened their doors to the community by inviting visitors from The Ingleborough Nursing Home and Jenkin Lodge, a residential care home for adults with learning disability, to their Colony meeting. Staff from Jenkin Lodge asked the Beavers to make some bunting for them displaying words about ‘Dignity’ so this activity required much careful thought by Gemma Tyrie, the Beaver Leader, to make the concept understandable by the youngsters. Everyone enjoyed playing dominos, a card game, beetle drive and decorating a rice shaker. The Beavers loved learning new …

2 Apr 2018


 
 
 
 
 
 
This year there was a good turnout for the Ingleborough District Rail Fair, with visitors and exhibitors travelling from throughout the North West. All the layouts, including a ‘Z’ gauge layout worked by enthusiasts from Askham in Cumbria, as well as a display from DCC Concepts from Settle, attracted interest.
Settle Scout Group played a significant role in supporting the event, supplying a wide range of delicious cakes, and by adult members manning the door and assisting with the tombola and refreshments. Max Clarke, a Settle Scout, exhibited his ‘N’ …

2 Apr 2018

On Saturday, March 10 at Mealbank Hall, Hugh and Pauline Symonds took a rapt audience through China, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and then into Cuba, Mexico and over the border into Arizona and New Mexico. How had they travelled? By bike!
The couple fascinated the audience when they recounted their many adventures; unsurprisingly, food played an important part as they needed to replace the calories they burnt up as they cycled in these far-flung places. Pauline and Hugh admitted that they suffer from obsessive compulsive cycling disorder. The result? No sooner have they …

4 Mar 2018

Numerous Scout members had active roles in this year’s Ingleton village pantomime, “Dick Turpin”. Principal parts were taken by two Scouts, two leaders, two members of our Appointments Panel and a Group Chairman. Another leader assisted with the choreography, a Group Secretary and an Assistant Beaver Leader worked in the costume department, a Treasurer was a member of the lighting team, a Commissioner is Theatre Group Secretary and several Occasional Helpers also supported the huge production team. There were also many members of the Cub and Scout sections in the …

4 Mar 2018

On Saturday, 24th March, Dave Burrows is organising his annual Model Railway Exhibition at Settle Primary School from 10.00am – 5.00pm in aid of Ingleborough District Scouts. The entry fee is £3 for adults and £2 for youngsters, but members in uniform have free entry. There will be working layouts and trade stands, as well a raffle and tombola. The proceeds from the refreshments, which will include sandwiches, cakes and drinks, will be donated to 1st Castleberg Scout Group. Please do come along to support this District event.
 

4 Mar 2018

We are pleased to welcome Paul Moore to the District Team. Paul, who has recently moved to Ingleton, is an experienced Scouter who ran a highly successful troop in Oxfordshire for many years. Paul is taking on an ADC (Senior Sections) role so that he can support both our Scout Troops and Explorer Units. We look forward to drawing on his knowledge, putting his ideas into action and making full use of the many activity permits has gained in his previous roles.
We are also grateful to James Armstrong who has …

4 Mar 2018

Explorer’s Become Friends

North Ingleborough Explorers are now all Dementia Friends having taken part in a workshop organised by Gaynor Brown, who is the Dementia Friendly Communities Development Worker for Craven District. This event fitted perfectly with the national Million Hands Scout project which encourages young people to take action on a chosen issue, which range from dementia to those disabled by society, from improving the mental wellbeing and resilience of our communities to ensuring everyone, everywhere, can have access to clean water and sanitation.
Gaynor opened her talk with a video …

8 Feb 2018

Please put Saturday, 10th March in your diary as the night the District is hosting an illustrated fundraising talk by Pauline and Hugh Symonds about their amazing cycling adventures across China, Laos, Cambodia, Mexico and Cuba. Hugh and Pauline, who live in Sedbergh when they are not off on their travels, have undertaken several trips since they retired. Although some have had to be fitted round Hugh’s cancer treatment, he has not let this affect his passion for exploring the world! His positive attitude and determination are remarkable!
Their stunning photos …

8 Feb 2018

As February is national ‘YouShape’ month, Youth Commissioner Tom Haigh has been working towards making some of the Ingleborough sections a little more youth shaped. He reports that the newly formed Settle based South Ingleborough Explorer Unit has already formed an Explorer committee complete with a Treasurer, Secretary, Chairman and Equipment Officer, with more roles to come as new Explorers join the Unit. Tom is pleased to say they have been deciding everything, from the programme to how much subs should be, which is basically as youth shaped as you …

8 Feb 2018

Some important dates for your diary:

Sunday 11th February, Team then Leaders/Sectional Assistants Meetings
Saturday 17th February, Safeguarding Training
March Date to be confirmed, Module 38: Skills for Residential Experiences
Saturday 10th March, “Get Me Back on My Bike” – Illustrated Talk
Saturday 24th March, District Model Rail Fair
Friday 15th June, Team Meeting/Leaders Meeting/District AGM
Saturday 23rd June, County Conference and AGM
Saturday 8th April, First Aid course
Sunday 29th April, St George’s Day Event
Saturday 12th – Sun 13th May, Tohunga, Teko & Tahwiri
Tuesday 15th May, District Team Meeting
Friday 25th – Mon 28th May, County Cub Camp
Saturday 7th …

5 Jan 2018

Happy New Year!
 2018 brings 365 days full of opportunities to offer fun and exciting Scouting in Ingleborough District, which could change the lives of young people. Let’s make it happen!

5 Jan 2018

Congratulations to Chloe Allan who has steadily progressed through every section from Beavers to Explorers, including volunteering as a Young Leader with the Ingleton Beaver Colony. Having reached the age of 18, Chloe has now been welcomed into the Colony team as an Assistant Beaver Scout Leader. We wish her well in her new appointment.
 

5 Jan 2018

In December 2017, as always, the sections ended the term with a whole host of Christmas festivities. Parties with Secret Santa’s, games, food and fun abounded. Not to miss out, the Ingleton Explorers had a fancy dress competition, and Santa even dropped in to invest two new Explorers and his elf presented two Unit members with their Young Leader acorn badge.