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Adult Training - Awards for Our Adult Volunteers

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webinar starAt 7pm on Thursday 25 July, join the County Webinar on the Scouting Awards process. 

You'll learn how to nominate adult volunteers and the action to be taken within your Districts or with the County. 

Up to 150 leaders and members can join the webinar via the link on this County website.

It will not be an open forum for discussion, but a webinar for leaders to listen in to and hopefully digest how Scouting awards now work and can be submitted.  Following the webinar there will be an opportunity for leaders to ask any questions via a simple on-line form.

Sign up NOW and be aware of the new process!



Event Organised by York Ebor District for Explorer Scouts


New to Escape? Escape is a catch-and-evade wide game where teams of Explorers - 'Escapers' - are given 24 hours to navigate between set checkpoints, while being chased by 'Catchers'. Bookings now open!

escapeCEscape 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.

escapeBAre 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!

For more information and/or to book click HERE - Bookings close 30th September 2019 or before if FULL!!

Can YOU get a team and are YOU up for it?



Can you Help? 


BSO2We recovered these items following the Sleepover. Beaver Leaders have been contacted by email and any help in returning these items would be appreciated. There's even a set of wood beads, lost by a leader or a very qualified Beaver! If you can help, please contact the County Office 01845 523 858 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Well - do YOU recognise any of these - and who they belong to?


200clubwinners June19BAre YOU a lucky winner? - 13 winners this month!!

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.

200 Club Anyone can join

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!



ROSE and JOHN are recognised for all their past works

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Congratulations to two North Yorkshire members who have each been awarded a County Commissioner's Commendation:

ROSE CODLING - (County Supporter and Former County Treasurer) for many years of outstanding service in her important County Role as County Treasurer.

JOHN HARRISON - (Scarborough & District Active Support Member and Former Member of the County Appointments Advisory Committee) for his many years of outstanding service in various County roles.

CONGRATULATIONS must go to them both from the whole County


What to do in the event of an incident

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The Scout Association has updated the 'Purple Card' to make it easier for leaders to know who to contact for support. If you want to see a copy (which are available FREE from Scout Shops) then click HERE

There is also a good factsheet (FS320012) called 'Safety – Practical Tips' which you can obtain by clicking HERE.

This guidance is to help clarify some of the administrative needs surrounding your provision of safer Scouting. Additional resources and information can be found at

Safety in Scouting is one of the more important aspects to keep at the forefront of your mind at all times!


Ingleborough District do their bit for their community


This, from the monthly Ingleboro' Info Newsletter:

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

litter plasticScouts 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!

Can't agree more - and well done to ALL Districts who did similar events



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Following on from the successful event of building and then cooking in a Pizza Oven we have another Build and Cook event! So the Scout County Creative Activities Team and York Active Support in association with the York Guild of Building are organising a “hands-on” Construction Skills Activity Day at Snowball Plantation on Sunday 22 September 2019. The event will be open to Scouts and Explorer Scouts in the Scout County of North Yorkshire and Guides and Senior Section in the Guide County of North Yorkshire South. (It is suggested that the Scouts and Guides be over 12 years of age).

CSD 2Various organisations within the Guild of Building including local construction firms will demonstrate and then encourage participation in the following trade craft skills:

Carpentry and Joinery

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!

CSD 3The 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

Email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel; 07885-824229

Don't miss out by being slow to book (limited places!)