Escape is an event organised by York Ebor District, North Yorkshire and is open to all UK Explorer Scouts (14-17yrs) as 'Escapers' and Network members and Leaders (18yrs+) as 'Catchers'. The Escapers are given 24 hours to get between set checkpoints across the Yorkshire countryside while evading Catcher teams. Escape is held annually on the third weekend in October.
Bookings are now open! Last year we had to close bookings early as we were fully booked, so book now to avoid disappointment.
When is it?
Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th October 2019. Escape begins at 10:00am, with sign-ins and kit checks commencing at 08:30am.
Where is it?
This year we will be returning to Howardian Hills. Specific locations are kept secret until one month before Escape starts, to make sure the route is brand new to all Escape teams. The end location is only announced on the event.
Are you up to the challenge? Can you...
a) Walk 25-35km? (This same distance as a DofE Bronze expedition)
b) Be on your feet competing for 24 hours?
c) Competently navigate yourself across Yorkshire's countryside?
d) Cope in all weathers, with the appropriate equipment to help you?
e) Arrive at our Yorkshire start point for 08:30am on a Saturday morning?
We've had nearly 350 participants from across England. We expect lots of cunning, lots of resourcefulness and lots of ingenuity! So far, our teams have not disappointed!
The Escape team who are caught the fewest times, and hold the least amount of penalty points win!
In North Yorkshire Scouts we are fortunate enough to have a lot of adult leaders who are qualified to instruct our Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts in various outdoor activities pertaining to their age ranges.
To allow our young people to enjoy the myriad of exciting Scouting activities costs us a lot of money - joining our 200 Club is one of the ways that YOU can help us to achieve our goals
If you join our 200 Club - HALF the money you pay quarterly goes in PRIZES and the other HALF goes towards our County Scout Funds - this is a way of raising money for North Yorkshire Scouts AND allows YOU the the possible thrill of winning one of the prizes in our Monthly Draw - EVERY MONTH!
We DO need your help - numbers of members participating are reducing and, therefore, so is the money we can add to our County Scout Funds. PLEASE join and help if you can!
If you are interested in finding out more about the Draw (or joining it) please contact David, our County Secretary, at the County Office NOW!
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 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!
As a result, 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!
Various organisations within the Guild of Building including local construction firms will demonstrate and then encourage participation in the following trade craft skills:
The intention of the day is for it to be educational and fun whilst demonstrating the opportunities of the construction industry. So come and try your hand at, bricklaying etc. in a building competition!
The event will be based on the Alf Sturdy site at Snowball and will run from 0930 – 1600.
The event will cater for 6 teams of five. To take part please complete the entry form below and complete the attached consent form. If you do not have a full team we will put together teams from those entered. There is an entry fee of £5.00 per person. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
The event will cater for 6 teams of 5. To take part please complete the entry form HERE by no later than Sunday 8 September 2019.
Further details about the event including what to bring etc. will be sent to those participating nearer the event.
Return completed paper forms to: John A Ives, 78 Lycett Road, Dringhouses, York YO24 1NB by 8 September 2019
JOHN A IVES
ACC CREATIVE ACTIVITIES / MANAGER: YORK ACTIVE SUPPORT