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2 Dec 2018

There’s no stopping these youngsters! Not only did Settle Explorers hike up Attermire on a Friday night to cook themselves a meal in the shelter of a dry stone wall but they were also up for a District hike the next Sunday! There was a quick stop at Elaine’s Tea Room to choose a slice of cake before continuing up the hill to find a wild spot for a brew with a view! Well done, Explorers. Great route finding, and all in all, good expedition training, too!

2 Dec 2018

Over a chilly weekend in October, 21 Settle Scouts, Explorers and their leaders enjoyed camping at Thornthwaite Scout campsite, near Harrogate. All their food was cooked on open fires and activities included tracking, becoming invisible and wide games in the dark, as well as a score of challenges which the youngsters had to complete during camp. There was a lively campfire on the Saturday night during which the Explorers gave an animated rendition of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’! As it was such a cold weekend, several youth members ended up wearing almost …

2 Dec 2018

With the invaluable help of the Ingleton Jumblers, a big turnout of leaders and several youth members ensured that the stalls were well manned at Ingleton Group’s Jumble Sale last month. By mid-afternoon, thanks to all the support, the Group had raised nearly £600 to spend on activities for young people and the maintenance of Mealbank Hall. The leaders had a great time on the space hoppers which had been donated, so much so, that they decided to keep them so their Scouts could enjoy the fun, too!

2 Dec 2018

It’s been all hands on deck recently for Settle Group as they continue their fund raising initiatives to pay for their Drill Hall refurbishments. So far, there has been excellent progress on their downstairs kitchen which is hoped to be completed before the end of the year, so the revamping of the toilets can begin as soon as possible.
At the Group’s Table Top Sale last month, the numerous stalls, ranging from crafts to bric-a-brac, as well as a mini café, brought in a constant stream of visitors, which resulted in …

2 Dec 2018

In the run up to Remembrance Sunday, Ingleborough Scout leaders organised activities during their weekly programmes that helped their youth members understand the importance of the two-minute silence, the story of the poppy and the significance of the Act of Remembrance.
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and their leaders then braved the wet 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. A two-minute silence was observed …

2 Dec 2018

Recently, inspired by their new leadership team, Settle Beavers made Halloween lanterns. Using plastic bottles, and tissue paper, the youngsters had great fun making spooky faces which glowed when a battery tea light was placed inside!
The following week, the Colony, plus lanterns, took to the fell heading towards Attermire. At the ‘top’, the children had fun ‘mining’ for treasure and searching for creepy crawlies. The hike ended with biscuits and hot chocolate, while the party admired the view of Settle, including identifying their own houses! As the sun went down, …

1 Nov 2018

Wisps of steam and the aroma of sausages wafted from the Ingleton Scout Group mess tent at the Autumn Lights Festival last month when leaders from all sections served cakes, hot dogs and hot drinks. There was also a brisk trade at their drinks stall inside the iCentre, where visitors were escaping from the chilly air. It’s great to see the Group supporting the community in this way as it not only provides a service to others but it is also an ideal recruitment and publicity opportunity.

1 Nov 2018

As part of their ongoing fund-raising efforts, the Group is organising a Table Top Sale as advertised on the poster.
Please do try to donate goods or visit the sale

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1 Nov 2018

Congratulations to 1st Castleberg (Settle) Scout Group which has been chosen to benefit from the next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund. Every time local members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on selected own-branded products and services goes to help fund community projects where they live. The funding round started on Sunday, 28th October 2018 so, if you live within 15 miles of Settle and you are registered with the Co-op, please show your support online for Settle Scouts by selecting them as your chosen …

1 Nov 2018

After a good summer’s break, North Ingleborough Explorers came back full of enthusiasm for getting out and exploring the remoter/steeper parts of the Dales and Lakes. Paying a visit to the Cave Rescue Organisation at Clapham seemed like a good idea with it fitting into their programme of hill skills. A tour of the CRO base included a thorough inspection of ‘CRO 2′, one of their three rescue ambulances, and using its radio, with mixed results. Some offered to try carrying half a hill stretcher, which turned out to be …

1 Nov 2018

Settle Explorers impressed their leaders at their culture evening last month. They learned really interesting facts about Venice and Italian culture, South Korea and the truth behind K pop, Japan and the meaning of a nine-tailed fox, Somalia and its complicated history, Icelandic language and landscape and, lastly, all about Syria! All this washed down with a mug of tea, Italian nibbles and home baked Korean pastries, plus a discussion about what is really meant by ‘culture’.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
‘Know What You’re Eating’, a cookery session with a difference, then followed, the idea …

1 Nov 2018

The 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross is staged in the Yorkshire Dales National Park every year at the end of September. It’s the toughest cyclo-cross event in the UK when bikers race over the distance of 38 miles, with 20 miles over rough ground.
Settle Exec Members, their partners, leaders and youth members once again helped to set up the event. On the Saturday, jobs included collecting and setting out road cones in designated areas around Horton in Ribblesdale and Helwith Bridge, along with siting road barriers in Helwith Bridge. Jan Wulf trekked …

1 Nov 2018

Recollections of Gilwell Reunion 2018 from Tom Haigh
The first weekend of September brings Scout leaders from around the world to Gilwell Park for a weekend of meeting people, getting new ideas, and, of course, plenty of ‘apple juice’. If you have not been before, Gilwell Reunion offers lots of workshops and activities during the day, and then a big party at night! The great bit about Reunion, though, is obviously the reunion bit! At the end of the four-and-a-half-hour journey, it was brilliant seeing friends you haven’t seen in a …

2 Oct 2018

In late September, to raise funds for renovations to the District store, as well as for other activities, the Ingleboro’ Team held a Jumble Sale in the Ingleborough Community Centre. Bargain hunters and regular ‘jumblers’ streamed through the doors, keeping the refreshment’s team busy, as well as all the youth members, leaders and supporters who served on the stalls. The combined efforts of everyone involved raised the superb sum of £690. Grateful thanks go to all those who donated items, or volunteered on the day, which …

2 Oct 2018

After three years of energetic leadership by Estelle Mortimer, assisted by Michael Gudgeon, this term we welcome a new team to run the Beaver Colony in Settle. As parents of existing members, Paul Forrow has now taken over as the Beaver Scout Leader, with Joanne Bainbridge and Lindsay Crisp supporting him as Sectional Assistants. Having already completed four training modules before taking over, they now have two successful meetings under their belts and are planning exciting activities for the rest of the term.
In order to continue a vibrant Scouting programme …

2 Oct 2018

Congratulations to Castleberg Scout Group Chair, Cherry Flitcroft, on receiving The Scout Association Award for Long Service which was presented by the District Commissioner, Anne Cox, at a recent committee meeting. Cherry has been involved with youth organisations for forty years, 25 of which have been with Scouting, firstly in Hebden Bridge for six years and the remaining time in Settle. With determination, dedication and commitment being her hallmarks, and having already recruited a full executive committee, she is now keen to progress the Drill Hall development plans and to …

2 Oct 2018

There was lots of good networking at the North Craven Action Group meeting attended by the District Commissioner and her deputy as part of the Stronger Communities Programme, a North Yorkshire County Council initiative. With two key targets of inclusion and belonging, the aim was that all delegates present, such as members of U3A, WI, Dementia Friends, AgeUK, etc., would leave the workshop with a better knowledge of other groups, clubs and activities that are organised within North Craven. As a result, those present could share their knowledge in …

7 Sep 2018

Tabitha Brown, a Settle Scout, reports on an exciting, traditional  camping weekend with Dan Nelson, her Scout leader, and the Castleberg Scout Troop.
“On 13th July, we set off to Great Tower for the annual Scout camp. When we arrived there was already a lot of things we could be doing – like filling up the water bottles and setting up the fire. This year we were in tents, unlike last year when we were in a bunkhouse, so we had to set them up ourselves.
There was never a dull moment at …

2 Aug 2018

In July, a District publicity stall was set up at the Ingleton Gala displaying numerous photos of the recent activities and other recruitment material. Several children played with the giant Connect Four and some expressions of interest were received, so clearly the feather flag and World Scout flag fluttering high above the event shelter did its job to good effect!

2 Aug 2018

Archive documents show that Ingleborough District is at least 80 years old but it is thought that it was in existence much earlier. Photographic evidence of Bentham Scouts, together with their Scout Masters holding rifles, suggest that it may even date back as far as World War 1. To mark the anniversary, last month everyone was invited to a Big Birthday Party at Mealbank Hall to celebrate in style.
Despite competing with an important football match and the Ingleton Forties Weekend, many members enjoyed an afternoon of family fun. Whilst the …