So @yorkieboy12 is in for a soaking - Youth Commissioners do have their uses after all! Have fun - that's what Scouting is all about! @NYScouts @UKScouting ⚜️☔️😀

Nothing beats a campfire breakfast! 1st Castleberg Scouts & South Ingleboro' Explorers, who are learning campcraft skills at Great Tower, are obviously having a good time! #skills4life @NYScouts @scoutadventures @mark6mark @SettleWebsite @ThirskHQ @settlecombushub @VisitSettle

Fantastic to have known @yorkieboy12 since he was a shy Beaver in the #Ingleton Colony and look where he is now - delivering the opening speech at the County Conference! It's amazing what Scouting does for young people! #skills4life @mark6mark @AlexxiaPG @TimothyKidd @UKScouting

A big Thank You to all Dads, and Grandads, who give hours of their time to Scouting. Leader, driver, odd job man, administrator, supporter, fund raiser, cook, banker, badge tester, cleaner, instructor, social media guru, you name it, they've done it! #FathersDay @UKScouting

Start your own Scouts story. Volunteer and help young people develop #SkillsForLife

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SIESU York Pride, Lord of the Rings & Bivvy

The South Ingleborough Unit had a busy month in June with three major events. Demonstrating their commitment to inclusion and diversity, it was encouraging to see six of the Explorers and two leaders joining the County contingent at the York Pride event.
This was closely followed by an overnight marathon, the aim of which was to watch all of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ films back to back! This was a farewell event in recognition of the Reid family, who are all actively involved in Scouting in Settle but are returning to New Zealand at the end of term.
Finally, the Unit enjoyed a walk to Knights Stainforth Hall Camping and Caravan Park in Settle, North Yorkshire where they set up a bivvy, made supper and overnighted in the fresh air before rising at 6am, cooking breakfast, packing up and walking the three miles back to Settle. Wow! What an amazing month for these energetic youngsters!
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Table Top Success
A steady flow of supporters made their way to the Drill Hall last month when Settle Group held a Table Top Sale. a fund-raising initiative that has now become a regular event. A range of bric-a-brac, a clothing rail and a jewellery stall all created interest. Guide Dogs for the Blind had a stall and two Scouts demonstrated their Lego rail layout. In addition, a splendid team of supportive ladies from the Zion church took charge of the catering, bringing with them delicious homemade cakes to tempt the visitors into sampling the pop-up café. This facility made full use of the recently opened kitchen, which marked the completion of the first stage of the Drill Hall refurbishment project. By the end of the sale, the Group had made the pleasing sum of £352 and further profits are hoped to be made by selling valuable items through other outlets.
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Ingleborough District AGM

Excellent reports of another highly successful year of Scouting were delivered at the Ingleborough AGM at The Knight's Table in Settle, North Yorkshire.

The formal proceedings, including the approval of minutes of the 2018 AGM, a report from the treasurer and election of officers, etc., were led by Dick Chalmers, the District Chairman.

A message was delivered by Tom Haigh, County and District Youth Commissioner, on behalf of Mark Edwards, the County Commissioner, thanking everyone for their support throughout the year and looking forward to the next year, ‘Moving On Working Together’.

Grateful thanks and gifts were also given to Anne Cox, the retiring District Commissioner, who is moving away from the area.

Finally, the evening concluded with a more relaxed atmosphere when everyone was able to sit back to enjoy audio-visual presentations of events from the past. The images, set to music, allowed leaders to reminisce, once again experiencing some of the enjoyment and sense of achievement that had been evident at the time. They also provided the opportunity to identify with pride many youngsters who have now moved on to archive great things in their lives, possible aided by their involvement in Scouting.
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Litter Pick in the Rain!

“Thirteen bags of rubbish are now contained and not on their way to the ocean!” That’s how committee member and River Bailiff of Settle Anglers and Scouting volunteer, Alex Toothill, reviewed the litter pick he organised last weekend, along the banks of the River Ribble from Queen’s Rock in Settle to Little Stainforth.

Scouts and their leaders from the Settle Troop, along with members of the Settle Angling Association, were all actively involved. With it being Volunteers' Week from 1st – 7th June, Scouts in North Yorkshire had been set a challenge by the County Commissioner to raise the profile of Scouting across the County through a litter picking event in order to engage in conversations and, hopefully, recruit new volunteers. The pop-up community team, which formed an ideal working partnership for the day, collected a variety of litter, ranging from the usual sweet wrappers, take-away food boxes and crisp packets to wire, a bin lid and even an old trainer!

Grateful thanks were given to Craven District Council for the loan of equipment, and the removal of rubbish, which made the collection possible. The support and hospitality of former Assistant District Commissioner, Chris Maudsley, from Knight Stainforth Hall Caravan and Camping Park was also most appreciated.

Settle Scouts certainly rose to this challenge, setting a splendid example for Ingleborough District. Despite the rain, the turnout was pleasing and everyone, young and old, enjoyed doing their bit for the environment, as well as their community. Scout Leader, Dan Nelson, was confident that the youngsters’ involvement not only introduced them to the important concept of conservation but would also would tick off some elements of badge work in the Scout programme.

As a result of the success, Alex hopes to make this a regular event, not only for the good of the environment, but also as a great way to socialise and keep fit. This all goes to show that as well as helping others, volunteering improves volunteers' wellbeing too, so why not become a volunteer yourself? Send us a message if you'd like to know how you can help. 😀
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Ingleton Cubs Library Visit

Following in the footsteps of the Beavers, Ingleton Cubs visited the library to tick off some of the criteria for the Digital Maker badge. Using the Raspberry pi-TopCEED desktop computers provided by North Yorkshire Libraries, they created animations using Scratch, a visual programming tool.

The Cubs also logged onto the main PCs to produce illustrated book reviews using desktop publishing software. Several youngsters joined the library for the first time, taking books home to read. It’s hoped that, by introducing these youngsters to the wide range of library facilities at an early age, they will remain as borrowers into adult life.
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Drill Hall Kitchen Grand Opening

Recently, Settle Scout Group’s AGM marked a major achievement in the Group’s development plan for the Drill Hall. Thanks to an anonymous legacy and a huge effort to deliver the initial stage of their mammoth project, the Group revealed their new state of the art kitchen and toilets to the public. Available for outside bookings, the facilities will be a valuable community asset which it is hoped will bring in much needed income for the Group.

The celebratory event began with a Treasure Hunt around the town for youth members, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony performed by Anne Foster, a building trustee, David Staveley, Craven District Councillor, and John Diggles, past President of Settle Rotary who designated the project as his named charity, as well as youth representatives.

Tea and cakes prepared by supporters, as well as the Settle Explorers as part of a Bake-Off challenge, were enjoyed by all before the formalities of the AGM followed. The Chair, Cherry Flitcroft, reported that it had been a good year, but not without its challenges. However, huge strides have been made.

Glowing reports from all three section leaders gained loud applause. All the existing committee members were re-elected and a new Cub Parent Rep, Lotti Hopkins, was welcomed to the executive.
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District Beaver Sleepover

From the minute they arrived, the Beavers were kept busy with a huge range of activities including making their own packed lunch, designing a T-shirt and packing their day sack for a walk to the park where they enjoyed a picnic and playtime on the swings.

In the afternoon, as well as a long walk, the Beavers conquered their fears by lighting a small fire. Toasting marshmallows over altar fires safety manned by the Scout leaders, generated much fun, as did creating pizzas and decorating a cupcake for tea.

To round off the day, the youngsters watched a DVD before snuggling into their tents which had been pitched in the hall. The next day, after more fun activities, the Beavers finally waved goodbye to the wonderful team of leaders who had put so much effort into giving them a weekend to remember.

Congratulations go to District Beaver Scout Leader, Gemma Tyrie who subsequently gained her Indoor Nights Away Permit.
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Camp George Success!

Camp George, the recent all section Ingleboro' District Camp, was certainly an event to remember, bringing with it some wonderful moments, several challenges and a variety of new initiatives!

Having set up camp on the Friday evening, the next morning wafts of wood smoke permeated the air as sleepy youngsters emerged to cook their breakfast on open fires. A busy day of exciting activities followed including Bouldering, Badger’s Warren, Pond Dipping, Pirate’s Challenge and Canoeing, as well as Shooting and Archery for the older members.

By dusk, the weather had taken a turn for the worse and the ground soon became sodden! It quickly became clear that Storm Hannah had taken its toll on the tentage so plans to relocate some of the Scouts to the bunkhouse where the Cubs were sleeping rapidly swung into action.

By Sunday morning, the storm had blown over so the youngsters could enjoy Orienteering, a Nature Trail, a Museum Visit and Camp Challenges in sunshine. Beavers began arriving at noon for a picnic and tour of the site, before they donned hard hats for an exciting adventure into Badger’s Warren.

After lunch, uniforms were retrieved from the bottom of rucksacks and sections lined up with their flags to parade to the outdoor chapel to celebrate St George’s Day, followed by the presentation of badges and top awards to many participants.

Not surprisingly, Camp George has been declared a great success and the District Team would like to pay tribute to the fantastic leaders who remained calm through wind, rain and sunshine!
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District Beaver Sleepover now in full swing - 'T' shirt design, picnic in park, biscuit decorating, tracking, scavenger hunt, catapults, toasted mallows on real fire, games, pizza for tea, sleeping indoors in a tent - that's Beaver heaven! ... See MoreSee Less

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