County Conference 2018 AND County AGM 2018 nearly upon us - Less than a week to go!

Will YOU be there with the rest of the County?

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Less than a week to go to the County Conference AND the County AGM 2018

Your views are important to us and we really need you there but PLEASE NOTE that Registration for the Conference CLOSES at midday on Wednesday 20th June 2018

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ALL are invited, so if you want to book in for either  the AGM and the Conference, just for the AGM, or just merely want to read the Trustees' Annual report, then all you have to do is click HERE.

Don't miss out on what will be a Fantastic Day



South Craven Scout District get a NEW Website

South Craven welcomes ALL 

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South Craven Scout District say:

sc badge"Welcome to our new website, from here you can find information about all our Groups and how you can get involved with the world’s largest youth shaped movement."

You can also find information about their future events and activities they’ve done over the last 12 months. If you want to follow them on Facebook please like us (South Craven District Scouts) Or Twitter @S_Craven_Scouts This will give you updates and information about future events.

If you want to see what is coming up in the next few months and see how you can get involved, the District Calendar is the best source of how to ‘join the adventure’ and take part in the best North Yorkshire Scouts has to offer!

Access this new website via 'About Us' on this website OR click on

Why not have a look at what South Craven are doing?





From the County Commissioner, Mark Edwards, about the recent Appointment: 

"Following a recommendation by the County Appointments Advisory Committee, I am pleased to announce that I have approved the appointment of a new District Commissiomner for Richmondshire with immediate effect:


"An active leader in the District, Joe’s experience as a Group Scout Leader and Explorer Scout Leader stand him in good stead to now take the District forward. I am confident that under Joe’s leadership and management the District will continue to move forward positively so that the adult leaders across Richmondshire can continue to provide opportunities for adventureand skills for life for its young members. I also would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to Colin Lyne who has led the District for the last 9 months and who will continue to support Scouting in Richmondshire. Joe now embarks on a new and exciting Scouting challenge and I am sure that all members in the District, both uniformed and non-uniformed, will extend to him their full support."


We are sure that everyone in the County will be behind you and support you in your new role.


Exciting 'new brand' for Scouts!

This is copied from this month's "Inglebro' Info":

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"After considerable research at all levels, either face to face or online with members and the public, last month saw the exciting launch of a new strategy and brand for the Scout Association.

logonewnyIt was felt that the benefits of Scouting were not understood by the public and Scouting was invisible to some communities. Also, the public had outdated perceptions of Scouting so, as Scouting is a Movement, it had to move with the times.

The new brand focusses on ‘Skills for Life’ and ‘Belonging’ – a new key part which gives us emotional power. Examples include sharing big moments, experiencing the joy of giving skills to young people, etc.

Using the streamline and contemporary new logo, which is suitable for digital use, it should now be easier to describe who we are and what we do, i.e. the take home benefits to young people of character skills, such as tenacity, resilience, employability, skills such as team work and practical skills, including cooking and budgeting, etc. It will also provide better tools and resources for local Scouting e.g. Word and PowerPoint templates, photos, logos, letter heads, videos, etc.

Anyone can now register at Brand Centre for free downloads. There is a free font, Nunito, available as a Google download. With a clearer brand showing the benefits of membership at its core, it should now be easier to recruit adult volunteers.


Although we have a two-year time frame in which to implement the new brand, we now need to start using the new logos in communications and social media posts."

Thanks to ANNE, SUE and GILL for this -  it really brings Scouting into the 2020s!



2018 County Cub Camp another HUGE success

Over 700 attend from over the 13 Districts


Here is a message from the Camp Leader and ACC (Cub Scouts) Christine Turner who says:

cubd"A huge thank you to all the Cubs, Leaders, Parent Helpers and of course the Camp Staff Team, for an outstanding, 'fun and safe' County Camp at Pateley Bridge over the holiday weekend.

The many months of planning all came together and with the tremendous support and cooperation of Cub Leaders, we delivered another superb County Camp for over 700 Cub Scouts from all 13 Districts in the County.

My thanks go out to every single person who helped make this an outstanding Camp, but work is still ongoing to clear the site and with this in mind I would like to express a special thank you to Simon Peers, Steve G Hall, Max Butler, Julie Farley, Rose Codling, John Westmancoat and all of the County Event Support Team without whose commitment and dedication before, during and after the Camp, we would be unable to deliver such a memorable event.

Thank you again to all Cubs, Leaders, Parents and the Camp Team - you should be justifiably proud of what you all achieved this weekend."

Christine Turner
Camp Leader
North Yorkshire County Cub Camp 2018

If you want to see more PHOTOS and COMMENTS of the Camp on the Camp's Facebook page click HERE

If you want to watch the Cub Camp 2018 VIDEO click HERE

Both are WELL WORTH a watch - 'Well Done' to the Cub Section for such a fantastic Camp!


Dates for your 2019 Diary!

Put these dates in your Diaries NOW!!


On Sunday 2 June 2019, the County plans a litter-pick across the entire Scouting County of North Yorkshire to mark the beginning of Volunteers’ Week.

litter 2It’s hoped that Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, adult helpers, supporters and leaders from every section in every Scouting District of the County will collect litter on this day showing Scouts cleaning up North Yorkshire and our community spirit at its very best. A uniformed badge will be given to all young members who take part, for which there will be a competition to design an appropriate badge.

The impact we could have across the County is considerable and so all Districts and Groups are requested to engage fully with this exciting initiative and to avoid all local Scouting activities on Sunday 2 June 2019.

Following the litter-pick and throughout the following week, which is National Volunteers’ Week, the County will embark on a dedicated recruitment campaign for young members and leaders. Once again, it’s hoped that all Districts and Groups will take part in this campaign at the same time to maximise impact and to achieve some amazing results.

No excuses and plenty of time to plan these events into your programmes, so put these dates in your diary NOW!

Sunday 2 June 2019
North Yorkshire Scouts County Litter-Pick

Monday 3 to Friday 7 June 2019
North Yorkshire Scouts Recruitment Week

Note the dates and don't be the ones who don't take part!


"And your point is"? - ANOTHER REMINDER

North Yorkshire's Public Speaking Competition 2018 for Scouts


The Creative Activities Team is running a Public Speaking Competition. The aim is twofold, to develop Scouts’ public speaking skills and to raise awareness of the some of the principles of Scouting.

ps3This new and exciting competition is open to teams of two Scouts aged (10½ – 14years) or Explorers Scouts (14 – 18) It will showcase the public speaking skills of individuals by speaking before an audience of parents, judges and members of the scouting movement whilst developing ideas of what scouting is all about. It gives participants an opportunity to develop confidence, team work and the ability to persuade and entertain an audience.

There is an entry fee of £10 per team with a maximum of two teams of two scouts per Scout Group or Explorer Unit. Each team will be asked to speak for a maximum of eight minutes on one of the following topics:

What characteristics make an ideal Scout/Explorer Scout?
• What human quality do we need more of and why?
• How we look is unimportant. It’s who we are on the inside that counts

ps1There will be TWO competitions, dividing the County in two. The competition for Ingleborough, Leven, Northallerton, Richmondshire, Ripon, South Craven, and Scarborough will be held in Thirsk Town Hall on Sunday 15 July 2018 whilst the competition for Easingwold, Harrogate, Ryedale, Selby, York Ebor, and York Minster will be held on Saturday 24th November 2018 at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York

Each competition will be judged a Panel of three (both Scouting and non-Scouting) with the winning team receiving a specially designed and unique trophy, all participants will be presented with a certificate recognising their participation in the event.

If you would like more information or wish to enter please indicate your interest by contacting;
John A Ives, Assistant County Commissioner, Creative.
Email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., M: 07885 824229

Well now, it's up to you! Why not talk about it at your Troop meeting, and get a team (or two!) together?


York Annual Chess Competition - 2018 Winners

Now in its SEVENTH year

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This report from John Ives, York Active Support Manager:

The Annual Chess Competition was held in York recently for members for the Scout Movement in York Ebor District, York Minster District and Selby District - and the Guide County of North Yorkshire South.

chess Y2The overall winners were;

• JUNIOR EIGHTS - Edward Roberts - Copmanthorpe Merlin Cub Pack
• JUNIOR NINES - Max Moody - 1st Holgate Phoenix Cub Pack
• SENIORS - Isaac Goodall - 1st Holgate Severus Scout Troop

The competition was organised and run by Alan Dawes on behalf of York Active Support. It is sub divided into appropriate age groups and run on a 'game by game' scoring system.

chess 3Alan says "It is amazing how such young people can mix enthusiasm, intelligence and fun in a pastime game that others consider to complex to even attempt."

There were 24 entries this year and was the seventh year that the event has been run for young people locally.


WELL DONE to ALL who entered - and VERY WELL DONE to the Winners!