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DON'T WORRY - We'll be back SOON!


The North Yorkshire County Scout Office is now CLOSED and will re-open on Wednesday 29th May 2019. 

David and Iris, and the whole County Team, wish ALL our Scouting members and their families a very HAPPY SPRING BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND.closeA

In cases of EXTREME EMERGENCY (only) please contact the Scout Information Centre at HQ on 0845 300 1818 or, after hours, the Duty Media Office or the Duty Safeguarding Officer using the out of hours service on 07977 539630.


Top Tips from the ACC (Digital Activities), Joe Hart


Jo Hart"Now that use of OSM is being used extensively across the Scouting County, I want to start an occasional series of Top Tips. I’m very happy to receive these from across leaders in any District across the County, so please don’t hesitate to send me anything about using OSM that you think would be good to share with other leaders. Just email me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OSM & Event Bookings. So, we’re going to start with event bookings. We’ve discovered that a small number of parents think that because they’ve responded to an event on OSM that this was a confirmed booking for a County activity. However, this isn’t the case and places on County events can only be confirmed via the County website through one of our payment methods, not via OSM. There are a couple of ways that leaders can help make this obvious to parents:

• If you’re doing a group booking, then please make it clear to the parents that you’ll be doing the booking centrally.
• If you are offering your parents the option to make an individual booking, then you can include a link to the County event in your OSM event.

Finally for now, I’m running an OSM surgery at this year’s County Conference on Sunday 23 June, so if you have any top tips or problems that you’d like to share there then please pop along to see me. And don’t forget that there’s some great Help videos, the community Q&A and FAQs on OSM itself!"

Remember Joe's 'Top Tips' when you are booking!


Have YOU started your planning yet?

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selby P16th Selby (Brayton) Gold Pack Cubs will be following up on their successful parliamentary activities last year when they visited the Houses of Parliament hosted by their MP. What an interesting day, with the young people getting an insight into what happens in Westminster!

Read about their visit on the UK Parliament Week website  HERE and also the results from their mock Houses of Parliament, set up in their HQ when a unanimous motion was passed that sweets should not be banned from Cub camps.  Hear Hear!

Why not get YOUR Group involved?



Nominations now open!!

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Nominations are now open to all members of North Yorkshire Scouts for election to the County Executive Committee 2019/2020. Could one of these posts be for you, or someone else that you know?

Can you helpElections will take place at the County AGM on Sunday 23 June and nominations should be submitted no later than Wednesday 12 June 2019.

To Nominate yourself, or someone else, for election to the County Executive Committee click HERE

Please note - On the same link you can REGISTER to attend the County AGM

Don't leave it to others, after all - It IS your County!!



Kath Wilders is recognised for all her past works

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The County Commissioner, Mark Edwards, has recently awarded his personal commendation to KATH WILDERS, County Local Training Manager (Selby District).

An inspirational leader in Selby District since 1981 and the Local Training Manager for the last 10 years, Kath received The Silver Acorn in 2016 and is soon to move away from North Yorkshire.

She leaves with the sincere thanks of the County for her leadership and support to our young members and adult volunteers.


CONGRATULATIONS must go to Kath from the whole County



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neil bIt was a proud day in South Craven District, at the Kildwick & Farnhill Group, on March 30th 2019 when Mark Edwards, County Commissioner for North Yorkshire, presented Neil Tillotson with his well earned SILVER WOLF in front of over 180 members, supporters, and friends of Scouting who had come along to see it happen.

Neil, as a lot of you will know, has been with the Group for many, many years and has had MANY roles within that same Group.

The Award of the Silver Wolf is only given to individuals for Services to Scouting of the "most exceptional nature".

Well done NEIL - a truly "Well Deserved" Award!!



We are delighted to announce the following Awards to some of our Adult Volunteers across the County of North Yorkshire.


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WENDY BARDON - County & formerly Scarborough & District
(County Training Manager & former Cub Section Leader, Derwent Valley Scout Group, Scarborough & District)

Award A4M barRICHARD JOHNSON - Scarborough & District
(Assistant Group Scout Leader, 2nd Scarborough Scout Group)

NICK JONES - Scarborough & District
(Group Scout Leader, 42nd Scarborough Scout Group)

DAWN STEAD - Scarborough & District
(Beaver Section Leader, 46th Scarborough Scout Group)

The Award for Merit

(District Commissioner and formerly Assistant District Commissioner Cub Scouts)

award A4MLOUISE EGAN - Northallerton & District
(District Treasurer)

JOHN MAINWARING-TAYLOR - Northallerton & District
(District Chair)

SAM PEATE - Scarborough & District
(Assistant Scout Section Leader, 46th Scarborough Scout Group)

The Chief Scout's Commendation for Good Service

TONY BARLOW - Scarborough & District
(Assistant Scout Section Leader, 46th Scarborough Scout Group)

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(Beaver Section Leader, 49th Scarborough Scout Group)

RICHARD ROBINSON - Scarborough & District
(District Explorer Scout Leader, Albatrosses Explorer Scout Unit)


Congratulations to each and everyone of them from everyone in the County



Can you, or someone you know, help?


We are searching for a new District Commissioner for INGLEBOROUGH DISTRICT.  Ingleborough District is a small but innovative and vibrant District in one of the most spectacular and picturesque areas of North Yorkshire, ideal for Scouting adventures. Ingleborough is a very friendly and successful District, with 2 Scout Groups and 2 Explorer Scout Units, located in Ingleton and Settle, each with their own headquarters.

ingdc2Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts are all active in the District. 109 young members are supported by a team of 28 uniformed leaders and 8 sectional assistants who frequently share responsibilities and engage with their local community. They are ably assisted by a further 3 Instructors and 29 volunteers who offer administrative and additional support from time to time.

The District Commissioner is a management role and we need someone who can provide leadership, motivation and guidance to our other adult volunteers. You don’t need any prior experience of Scouting to apply for this role and we welcome applications from people of any age. The role can also be undertaken individually or as a job-share as part of a District Commissioner Team.york minster2

The District Commissioner Vacancy Pack that you’ll find HERE provides invaluable advice on this rewarding volunteer role. If you wish to apply for the role or nominate someone from within or outside of Scouting then please don’t hesitate to do so on the forms within the vacancy pack. The first round of applications and nominations will be considered by Friday 31st May, so don’t delay. Also, please don’t hesitate to forward this message to anyone outside of Scouting who you think might be interested in this exciting opportunity.

Finally, to learn more about the District, please visit the District Website at YOU know of anyone who could fulfil the role?