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  • Ilkley Half Marathon Support

    The Scouts once again helped at Ilkley Half Marathon but running one of their water stations to keep the runner well hydrated. Luckily not as baking hot as last year but it was still dry. A fun day was had by everyone!

    Ilkley Half Marathon Support
  • Scouts Hag Dyke June 2023

    An absolutely fantastic weekend up at Hag Dyke! Weather was hot but a good breeze on the summit made it good for walking. Arrived up late on Friday for a supper and bed. Saturday was a great walk up to the summit over into the edge of Nidderdale and back round. The Scouts managed to…

    Scouts Hag Dyke June 2023
  • 2022 – Quick Review of our Scouting

    In 2022 we managed to offer over 461 hours of scouting to our members, including weekly meetings, training, weekend camps, visits to our hostel Hag Dyke, and a massive and very hot trip to Holland with our partner group De Mohicanen from The Hague. Here is a small graphic of our year to help visualise…

    2022 – Quick Review of our Scouting
  • A visit to Mountain Rescue

    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…

    A visit to Mountain Rescue
  • Scouts help at the Ilkley Half Marathon

    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

    Scouts help at the Ilkley Half Marathon
  • Scout Hike across the Moors

    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!

    Scout Hike across the Moors
  • Scouts win at the torch race again!

    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…

    Scouts win at the torch race again!
  • Troop Training Camp

    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.

    Troop Training Camp
  • Winter Hag Dyke

    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!

    Winter Hag Dyke
  • B E Autiful up Dale….

    It’s a gorgeous day up the Dale and all the kids are out of bed outside and ready for the days activities!!

    B E Autiful up Dale….


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1st Ben Rhydding Scouts is part of the Ben Rhydding (De Mohicanen) Scout & Guide Group.

Our headquarters are on Wheatley Lane in Ben Rhydding and the scout section is for boys and girls aged 10½ to 14.

Week in, week out, we do scouting as best we can; everything from camping to pioneering, and global issues to cooking.

We help develop the young people of today into the best people they can be tomorrow.

If you are interested in joining 1st Ben Rhydding Scouts please fill in this form or email

    B E Autiful up Dale….

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    It’s a gorgeous day up the Dale and all the kids are out of bed outside and ready for the days activities!!

    Remembrance Sunday – fantastic turnout!

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    Both Light and Dark Blue troops did the Group proud on Sunday.

    Fantastic turnout and for each and every Scout a huge well done for attending and showing that those who died in the Great Wars have not been forgotten by you.

    Here are some photos of the day.

    Night Hike investitures

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    Last night saw a different type of investiture into the troop.

    We try and find unique and memorable ways in doing this.

    Here are some photos of last nights event.

    Hag Dyke Open Day – 21st September

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    This weekend  sees our hostel Hag Dyke open to visitors between 10am – 4pm.

    All welcome please view this flyer Open day notice 2019-2


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    This evening we will be on Look North (East) Live at 18:30

    Hag dyke weekend……

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    Well looks like they have had a thoroughly terrible time……

    Hope they aren’t too tired??

    Hag Dyke update…..

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    The weather has been excellent this weekend for the Light Blue and Dark Blue weekend at the Hostel.

    Let’s hope the weather holds out today.