Autumn Lights
3 November 2017

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Three cheers to Ingleton Scouts and Explorers, and especially their Leaders, who braved the wind and rain to help make the community of Ingleton’s Autumn Lights Festival such a success. Sadly, some of the activities had to be modified because of the weather but the hard working leaders, some of whom were literally drenched to the skin, cheerfully carried on regardless. Not only did they serve copious cups of hot soup, tea, coffee and chocolate from their newly acquired market stall, kindly donated by Paul Deville, but they also marshalled numerous activities, including mountain biking on the pump track. Ben Allan, an Ingleton Explorer Scout, was one of the official photographers and many other youth members were also involved either on the stalls or in the performances in the hall.

Contributing to local events creates a win-win situation. Through their community involvement young people grow in confidence, develop new skills and start to take an interest in local affairs, whilst the organisers benefit from the additional voluntary assistance. “To help other people” is an integral part of the Scout Promise so what better way to showcase how Scouting can make a positive impact in a village than to offer service to others by supporting events such as this. Well done Ingleton Scouts!