Scouts across Ingleborough District celebrated the Platinum Jubilee, marking the Queen’s 70 years of service to the people, with enthusiasm and excitement. In Settle, the Group held a corgi shy at the town’s festivities in the Market Square. Great fun was had by all and £175 was raised towards Group funds.
In Ingleton, five leaders dressed in traditional uniforms greatly enlivened the proceedings as they headed a parade around the village. In the church, a beautiful floral display arranged on behalf of the Scouts by Pauline Beagle, with help from District Commissioner, Cathy Tazzyman, also attracted many complimentary comments.
We were also pleased to see Queen’s Scout, Tom Haigh, our County and District Youth Commissioner, alongside Eric Fell, a Queen’s Scout from 1960 and County Vice-President, representing Scouting at the Platinum Jubilee Service in Ripon Cathedral. Eric explained that during the Queen’s 70-year reign over half a million young people have achieved the Queen’s Scout Award. Tom then described how achieving the Award is unique and one of the greatest privileges a young person can receive. He added that the Queen’s patronage of Scouting, the biggest youth movement in the world, together with her commitment to the award, have been inspirational to everyone. Eric concluded by quoting Lord Baden-Powell who said that the most worthwhile thing is trying to put happiness into the lives of others. Queen’s Scouts follow the lead of her majesty in trying to do just that!