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1 Jul 2018

This year we are celebrating the District’s Birthday with a party for young and old alike! One of Scouting’s objectives is to increase community involvement so the celebration, which is being held from 4.00-6.00pm on Saturday, 7th July at Mealbank Hall in Ingleton, is open to the public. As it occurs during the Ingleton 1940’s weekend, the arrangements have been tied in with the village activities so the tourists and the hordes dressed in the civilian and military fashion styles of the 1940s that visit the event can pop in …

1 Jul 2018

Tom’s travels takes him across Europe to gain the prestigious Scout Explorer Belt.
It’s good to see that Tom Haigh, Ingleborough Youth Commissioner and Deputy County Youth Commissioner, has had a good time travelling across Europe with two pals for his Explorer Belt Expedition.
This award is a fantastic opportunity to take part in a 10-day expedition that brings a real understanding of a different country, its culture and way of life. It’s challenging but is incredibly rewarding!

You can catch up on the story of Tom’s journey on the UK Scout …

1 Jul 2018

District Instructor, Jo Wulf, marvelled at Alex Toothill’s deft knife skills as he demonstrated to the South Ingleborough Explorer Scouts how to gut and skin a rabbit.
She continued, “Then it was our turn. Most of us were out of our comfort zone, but isn’t that what Scouting is all about? We also filleted a pollock that James caught especially for us. Dan showed us how to do that with fingers and thumbs rather than a knife. Great survival skills, I’d say. Then it was time to cook it and both …

1 Jul 2018

Settle Scout Group held their AGM on Sunday 10th June. To attract more people to the meeting, the meeting was combined with a family BBQ and activity session. As a result, over 40 people, made up of the young and not so young, attended. The whole event was held on Castleberg with the Flat being used as the base. In glorious sunshine, leaders ran a wide game and encouraged parents to come out to play, too, which they did. Others nurtured the BBQs into life, ready to start cooking.

After …

1 Jul 2018

There was a huge adult and Young Leader turnout at the District AGM in June, which was held in the lovely setting of the Knight’s Table at Stainforth. As it was their meeting night, members of the South Ingleborough Explorer Scout Unit had hiked there from Settle, swelling the numbers considerably.

Reports of a highly productive year were delivered, new members welcomed onto the executive, Promises renewed by two ADCs and an inspiring talk by the County Commissioner, Mark Edwards, was well received. Finally, everyone enjoyed an opportunity to chat and …

1 Jul 2018

After a highly successful North Yorkshire event, Cathy Tazzyman, ADC (Cubs) reported, “The chance to go to the Cub Camp at Pateley Bridge always brings a smile to the Ingleborough Cub Leaders’ faces. We say that the camp is for the Cubs to have fun but the Ingleborough leaders enjoy their time there, too! This is the time for Leaders and Cubs to unite, so we danced, we sang, we made music, we stepped back in time and marched like soldiers. We caved and we climbed, we were shown round …

29 May 2018

 

After considerable research at all levels, either face to face or online with members and the public, last month saw the exciting launch of a new strategy and brand for the Scout Association. It was felt that the benefits of Scouting were not understood by the public and Scouting was invisible to some communities. Also, the public had outdated perceptions of Scouting so, as Scouting is a Movement, it had to move with the times. The new brand focusses on ‘Skills for Life’ and ‘Belonging’ – a new key part …

29 May 2018

Seven enthusiastic Ingleborough leaders were joined by four from South Craven to take part in a whole day training module aimed at experienced leaders who wished to gain a Nights Away Permit. The pace was fast with theory sessions interspersed with practical skills bases led by knowledgeable Scouters. With a bit more preparation, this should mean that both Districts can soon offer more residential experiences to young people.

29 May 2018

Ingleton Group was pleased to have raised £650 at their Jumble Sale which was well supported by the community. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweet treats also caused great excitement for Ingleton Cubs. Having learnt how to light a fire, and then toast marshmallows, they soon discovered how sticky and gooey they become! On another night they all enjoyed a superb Collector’s Badge session where they shared their interest with others. Meanwhile, one beautiful evening, the Beavers enjoyed a lovely walk around the village, including a spot of grass rolling on the community field slopes! In …

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 …