On 18th March, Dave Burrows’ passion for model railways enabled him to raise £334 for Ingleborough District funds by organising a model rail exhibition at Settle Primary School. Dave, an ex-Assistant District Commissioner, is no stranger to such events having masterminded a similar annual exhibition for over a decade. A further £56 was raised for the 1st Castleberg (Settle) Scout Group by former District Cub Scout Leader, Mary Anne Burrows, who served refreshments throughout the day. Ingleton Cub Scout Leader, Gill Allan, and a Settle Scout judged the exhibits, their favourite being ‘Boggart’s Leap’, a 009 layout made and operated by Mr & Mrs Brian Howarth from Nelson.
The Settle Scout Group Scalectrix layout, which was built and operated by enthusiastic Cubs and Scouts, also proved popular. The youngster’s hard work earned a further £15 for their Scout Group, which is trying to raise funds to refurbish their headquarters, the Drill Hall, in Castleberg Lane. Despite the rainy day, the novel event not only successfully raised the public profile of local Scouting but also generated much-needed funds.