The Big Birthday Party
2 August 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 youngsters played Connect Four, cooked marshmallows on an open fire, made cord bracelets and carved wooden trolls, the adults watched twenty years of photo archives and delved into the fascinating exhibition of documents and minute books from decades past. No party would be complete without food, so fruit juice, hot dogs and birthday cake, complete with candles, rounded off the day.

Sadly, after nine years of dedicated service, the District said goodbye to John Allan who has been an invaluable Assistant Scout Leader with the Ingleton Troop. Scout Leader, Katrina Unsworth, praised his service, saying how much he will be missed, and she presented him with a huge card and present. We wish him well for the future but we are secretly hoping that he’ll miss his Scouting so much that he’ll pop up again in a new guise in the months to come!

Watching photos DSC01880 Showing Bracelet Scouters DSC01902 Mallows DSC01881 M, C, Connect 4 John & Kat DSC01913 Hall DSC01896 Connect Four DSC01854 Cake DSC01911

Cake cutting DSC01930