Posts by: Callum D

A visit to Mountain Rescue

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Scouts managed to get the opportunity to visit Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association tonight. Learning about hill safety, how UWFRA keep people safe and help people in the countryside, and even to practice some rescue skills including ropework, learning what the landrovers carry, and how to assemble and carry someone on the stretcher!

All the scouts thoroughly enjoyed it, and hopefully now have a better idea what fell rescue is all about and how best to call for help if ever that is needed.

Massive thanks to UWFRA for hosting us, and for everything they do for those out and about on the hills! And a huge thanks to Tom, Beth, Sam, and Adrian for running this fantastic evening.

Scouts help at the Ilkley Half Marathon

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Ilkley’s Half marathon, organised by the round table was a very hot event for all!

1st Ben Rhydding Scout Troop helped out by runnning one of the water stops along the route to keep all the runners (and helpers!) hydrated and motivated throughout the tough event

Guides at Hag Dyke

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Guides recently had a weekend away at Hag Dyke. The weather was perfect and we were able to spend a lot of time outdoors, walking up Great Whernside, playing games and practicing navigation skills. One of the highlights of the weekend was a talent show on Saturday evening.

Scout Hike across the Moors

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Had a fantastic evening hiking right across Ilkley Moor. The weather held out right until the end and all the scouts kept a good pace.

5km completed, navigation skills practiced, and all scouts in good spirits at the end; a cracking walk for a great evening!

Hag Dyke Working Party

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Fantastic weather allowed a productive working party at Hag Dyke to get a lot done.

Painting, filling, cleaning, joinery, and some electrical work all complete, and preparation completed for the next bits of work. Just some of the tasks needed to get the hostel ready for our Hag Dyke open day in August! A good weekend was had by all.

Scouts win at the torch race again!

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After the last two torch races in Otley got canceled due to covid, we once again returned to our annual district race. Ilkley Explorers retained the trophy for the explorer race, and 1st BR Scouts retained our trophy for thhe scout race. Fantastic result for the group and cracking effort from everyone there. A really tough race and everyone gave their all for a fantastic result! We even got into the Ilkley Gazette

Troop Training Camp

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Fantastic Friday evening and Saturday morning spent practising a few of the basics we’re going to need for our upcoming camps. Great work from everyone getting all the jobs done in the short time we had.

Hag Dyke’s 75th Anniversary Open Weekend

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Hag Dyke was formally opened in September 1947. We will be celebrating the 75th anniversary on the weekend of September 23rd – 25th 2022 with an open weekend for all comers.

Please save the date and watch this space for further information.

Winter Hag Dyke

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Scouts have just returned from another fantastic winter weekend at our Hag Dyke hostel on the side of Great Whernside.

Fantastic Weather, great belated christmas feast, and an amazing walk!

New Water Supply

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Hag Dyke has just installed a new water treatment plant. The project has been delayed almost 2 years by Covid but we now have a supply which meets the requirements for drinking water and is no longer the strange brown colour which will be familiar to regular visitors.

We are grateful to the many friends and supporters who contributed to the substantial cost of this project which further improved the facilities of our unique hostel.