Will YOU be part of it?

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It's WORLD BAKING DAY on Monday 17th May, so what better way to celebrate than to run our own Scouting and Guiding BAKE-OFF COMPETITION!
Open to everyone involved in Scouting and Guiding in North Yorkshire (from Beavers and Rainbows through to, and including, adults).

bakethebestofitAs this is a baking competition without the judges being able to taste/sample the entry, judging will be based on looks, presentation and creativity.

Submissions accepted until Monday 31st May and full details are available on the new Creative Events & Activities page which can be found HERE.

Well...what are you waiting for ?




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 Over to you....




North Yorkshire Scouts DofE Award Memories

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DofEbronzeWith his award scheme, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh transformed how millions of young people saw themselves and saw the world around them. Launched in 1956, the DofE sparks self-belief and self-discovery.
To celebrate The Duke’s inspiring impact on generations of young people, the Award Scheme is building an unprecedented collection of DofE stories. Every young person who takes on the DofE creates unforgettable memories – and the scheme want to bring them to life as a tribute to His Royal Highness. It also hopes to inspire the next generation of young people to begin their own DofE journey.

If you ever worked towards or achieved a DofE Award, the award scheme want to hear from you (and if you know anyone else who did, please ask them to get in touch too, including current participants you work with).

DOE on lineExplain how doing DofE helped shape you. Explain the challenges you tackled and the fears you overcame. Describe the spectacular journeys (and the ones in pouring rain). What talents you discovered, the mistakes you made and the friendships that still hold strong. Explain what made you feel nothing could hold you back. The Award Scheme want to collect and share stories that represent the whole DofE experience – the laughs, the challenges, the achievements, the campfire cooking disasters – whatever you remember when you remember DofE. They'll bring everyone’s stories together and use them to inspire more young people to start creating their own memories with DofE. And they'll present a physical copy of the map to the Royal Collection, so the stories can be remembered forever.

The Duke’s idea helped millions of young people to believe in themselves and make a difference to the world around them. So why not share your memories on the DofE site - HERE

Let us INSPIRE all our young members to begin THEIR own Journey!




Another FOURTEEN lucky winners.

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200 Club Anyone can join200 winners 03 2021

Help us to deliver more Scouting Adventures for young people in North Yorkshire.


Why not join our 200 Club TODAY and give yourself a chance to receive a monthly prize from between £10 and £25. There are at least TEN prizes each and every month


This latest draw for MARCH 2021 was made and witnessed on 1st April 2021 with £240 in prizes


For more information, or if you wish to join, just click HERE even just to look.


If you are not a member, then act NOW - April draw due soon!




Key changes to our current AMBER status

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From Monday 12th April, the key changes to our current Amber status, as advised by The Scout Association, will be:

  • hands face spaceBeavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers will be able to meet indoors, with no legal limit on youth numbers; however you should keep it as ONE section meeting at a time with flexibility for smaller sections to join together if required. - (It’s important to remember that physical space will be limited and social distancing of 2 metres between everyone will be required. You should continue to take all measures to stop transmission and we would recommend most sections to continue meeting outdoors if they can).
  • Scout Network may also meet indoors, but will be limited to maximum group sizes of 15.  We continue to encourage outdoor meetings where you can.
  • Adult activities can only take place outdoors and should follow the current Government guidance.
  • Trips and visits are now accepted; however these should only be done where you cannot stay local to achieve the outcomes and each must be completed within a day as residential activities remain prohibited.

Further information will follow soon in April's edition of the County Newsletter, Have-u-Heard? and all advice on Getting Back Together Safely is available here on The Scout Association website.


Brilliant News - we are slowly getting there!!!




This is an "all-comers" event!!

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We are holding the inaugural North Yorkshire County Chess Tournament during April. This is an all-comers event, open to Scouting and Guiding Youth and Adult members. It doesn't matter what your skill level is or how old you are!

Please register here: https://forms.gle/gkZJU7aGYx1a23Ye8

chess 1We will be using a Chess app called Lichess. You will need to register (for free) with the app before you can join in. There's a link on the Form to register with Lichess if you aren't already.

Practice rounds commence 12th April - the timings of these will be published later. Finals to be held as part of the St. George's Day activities (Journeying on Together) on 25th April between 11:30am and 1pm, with a Grand Final at 2:30pm.

You don't have to take part in the practice rounds if you don't want to but they will help you get a ranking and learn how Lichess works! 

There will be prizes!  - Which is why we're asking for a contact Email address and your Section when you register.

Sounds fantastic - can YOU play?




Sunday 25th April 2021

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Well here it is... The programme (and how to register) .............   Just click on the link HERE

Join in with sessions throughout the day which lasts from 9.00am to 7.00pm on SUNDAY 25th APRIL. Some are LIVE sessions and some are pre-recorded.

 NOTE WELL - Registrations close at midday on Thursday 22nd April 2021

There will be activities for ALL and you can BE PART OF IT!

Hopefully we can celebrate the journey we will now take TOGETHER to return to more NORMAL Scouting and Guiding.


Don't YOU miss out on what will be an exciting Day!




North Yorkshire Scouts has a MERGER

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Today, 1st April 2021, North Yorkshire Scouts welcomes North Hambleton District following the merger of Leven and Northallerton Districts.

North Hambleton 1Oliver Goss is the new District Commissioner, supported by Paul Clarke as the Deputy District Commissioner.

Their new contact details can be found here, alongside those of all District Commissioners across the County.


North Yorkshire welcomes the NEW District!