Scouting at Home


We are proud of our work with Leeds Beckett University, Carnegie School of Education, and the Minds Ahead charity, to produce this free resource for all of our leaders to help them prepare as we plan a return to face-to-face Scouting.

Just click here for full details and the link to access the course.


Why not have a look and, thereby, "Be Prepared"?



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Have YOU got Green Fingers?

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May 2020
Gardening Competition
“Fabulous Flowers? Vicious Veg?”

The Scout County Creative Activities Team is looking to run a different ‘creative’ competition each month. For May, we would like entrants to get ‘green fingers’ and grow a plant(s) from seed.

gardening 1The competition is open to everyone involved in Scouting and Guiding in the County of North Yorkshire (from Beavers and Rainbows through to adults).

The competition will be open for submissions until 30 September 2020, any entry received beyond that date will not be judged. Entries must be submitted to the following email address only: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Grow a plant (flowers or vegetables) from seed, using recycling materials to make containers to pot it on, and then display the results in an imaginative and creative way.

You will need to take photographs to document your progress from start to finish and submit these for judging by the end of September. Remember to keep the seed packet throughout the competition.

All entries must be submitted with the name of the entrant, Section (Beaver, Brownie etc), Scout or Guide Group, District plus Guide County details, an email or postal contact and confirmation that the entry is all the entrant’s own work. The entries will be judged in the appropriate section, all judging will be anonymous, and the decisions of the judges will be final.

Further information or for any queries please contact;

John A Ives
Assistant County Commissioner, Creative Activities
North Yorkshire Scouts
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Come on you gardeners - Let's put the 'OUT' in Scouting!




Resources and sites for working on elements of the Air activities staged badges and other air-related badges

Some museums are beginning to open up again, but there is no live Royal International Air Tattoo this year because of the pandemic. 

For those of you interested in gliding, here is an interesting video on
from the Yorkshire Gliding Club.

RAF Museum for general information.  The RAF currently sponsors the Air activities staged badges.

For resources to do whilst the museum is closed free family worksheets are available. 

These include instructions on making paper aeroplanes and helicopter spinners.  Suitable for stage 1 and 2, Air activities staged badge

If you want to be more active you can take part in the Hurricane 80K Challenge as part of the celebration of 80 years since the Battle of Britain, which has special guidelines for tackling the challenge during the coronavirus pandemic.

There are other aircraft museum web sites, for example, the De Havilland Aircraft Museum.  It includes a virtual tour link from the home page. There are links to many heritage memorial sites on the Guide to military airshows in the UK site  The information on this site covers not just airshows, most of which are sadly not able to take place currently, but also the museum sites themselves and views of the planes in the museums.  The site has links to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight visitor centre information, amongst others.