Dragon Slayed Thanks to Ingleborough Explorers!
24 April 2017

Parade Master & Colour Parties DSC08333Helped by the brilliant sunshine, there was a festive atmosphere when Ingleborough Scouts celebrated St George’s Day in Settle on Sunday, 23rd April. Parade Master, Carl Unsworth, led the parade of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and their leaders around the Primary School grounds to the sound of bugles and the beat of the Kildwick and Farnhill Scout Band drums.

Near the end of the route the salute was taken by the County representative, Dennis Foster, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Adviser for North Yorkshire Scouts, accompanied by the Settle Mayor and Chairman of the Rotary Club.

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Led by Reverend Stephen Dawson, the proceedings started with the presentation of flags from each of the Settle and Ingleton Sections. This was followed by a cute poem about a dragon read by Ingleton Assistant Cub Leader, Emily Coates, which set the scene for the Explorers to entertain everyone with an amusing play telling the fictional story with a modern-day take of St George and the Dragon. Once more the band struck up to lead the parade around the sports field, firstly, so the minister could organise a lively quiz based on the play, and secondly, to use an activity which involved ice, dye and salt as the basis for his talk.Settle marching DSC08321

The Renewal of Promises was led by Beaver Leader, Jackie Rowe, Assistant District Commissioner for Cubs, Cathy Tazzyman, and County Representative, Dennis Foster. Top sectional awards were then presented to several youth members and a Certificate of Appreciation awarded to Sue Haddrill in recognition of her outstanding leadership as District Commissioner over the last ten years. After a final reflection, during the last song, the flags were returned to the Colour Parties before the National Anthem was sung.

Not only did the youngsters and their leaders share a novel, fun and lively morning of reflection in the outdoors but also, as part of Scouting’s community involvement, £100 was raised in aid of Settle Swimming Pool.   Salute DSC08339