North Yorkshire County Scout Council embraces the largest geographical area in England. Ingleborough District, which is one of the 13 Districts in the County, has two Scout Groups, as well as District Explorer Scout Units based in Ingleton and Settle. In both locations trained voluntary Leaders and Section Assistants offer a distinctive programme of outdoor activities, cultural events, community support and leadership opportunities, as well as games and challenges, to youngsters who meet as a Section. Each Scout Group, which consists of one or more Sections, is run by an Executive Committee consisting of a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Section Representatives and others with specific responsibilities who support the Leaders.

The Scouting programme always aims to be relevant and attractive; easy to operate; progressive and accessible appealing to a wide range of young people; meaningful and fulfilling; safe and enjoyable.

The Scout Law is:
A Scout is to be trusted
A Scout is friendly and considerate
A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts
A Scout has courage in all difficulties
A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property
A Scout has self-respect and respect for others

The Scout Promise is:
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best, to do my duty to God and the Queen, to help other people and to keep the Scout Law.

The Scout Association takes the safety of young people very seriously. All activities are planned and carried out with safety in mind, risk assessments are completed, equipment is regularly checked and instruction which is given by qualified Leaders is always of a very high standard. All Leaders are trained in First Aid and only authorised personnel can lead adventurous activities such as caving, canoeing, climbing etc.