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New programme published

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The Spring Programme has now been published.

To check out the programme, please visit the ‘Programme‘ page where you can see a copy and download one to print and keep.

The weather mean that the programme can change, so please remember to check the web site every week for an update.

Ice Skating – now closed

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There are no more spaces available for Ice Skating.

All available spaces for Ice Skating have now been taken, so we cannot accept anyone else.

Don’t forget, if you are not going skating then there is no meeting on Friday.  The next full meeting at the Scout Hut will be on Friday 24th February, as next week is half term.

Ice skating on Friday

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On Friday we are going Ice Skating, but you must have booked a place.

The arrangements for the ice skating are:

Meet at Ben Rhydding Station at 18.30 to catch the train to Leeds
Return to Ben Rhydding Station at 21.30

You must wear warm clothing, inlcuding gloves and waterproofs and wear your scout neckerchief.  You may bring some money for sweets if required.

We have 33 spaces booked so far we have a few spaces left, if you require a space please book by Wednesday at the latest.  To book a place, email us at

If you have not booked do not turn up at the station as there will not be a place for you.  If you are not skating then there is no scouts on Friday night.

Scouts this week – quiz and panto

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The district quiz is on this Thursday, 2nd February (not last Thursday as we originally told you) so there is still an opportunity to join in.

If you want to take part in the district quiz as a 1st Ben Rhydding team then come along and join us on Thursday evening.

We will meet at 19:15 sharp at Otley Methodist Church, and you should be collected at 21:00. Full uniform must be worn.

If you are going to the Panto on Friday night, don’t forget that we are meeting outside the tourist information centre at 19:00 and you should be collected from the same place at the end of the Panto.

If you are not going to the Panto on Friday, then there is no Scout meeting this week.

Pantomime & Ice Skating

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The Scouts are planning a trip to the Panto and Ice Skating

On Friday 3rd February we are planning to go and watch the Upstagers 2012 Pantomime, and on Friday 10th February we plan to go ice skating.

Please click on the link below to open a letter and permission form for these two activities.

Ice Skating and Pantomime Notice

Places are limited for both events, so return your form to the next meeting.

Scout Meeting this week – updated with finish time

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Please note that the Scout meeting this week will take place on Thursday and not Friday.

The Scout meeting will take place on Thursday this week (26th January), as we have been invited to participate in the District Quiz Night in Otley.

Time: 19:15

Location: Otley Methodist Church

Finish time: 21:00

Uniform required: Yes 

We hope to enter some strong teams, and so look forward to seeing you on Thursday.  If you are not able to attend the quiz, please note that there will be no Scout meeting on Friday 27th January.

Summer Camp – Closing Date and Parents Meeting

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As you will have seen from the Summer Camp circular, the closing date for deposits to be paid is Friday 13th January 2012.

Camp this year is a fantastic opportunity to spend two weeks in The Netherlands, spending time with our Dutch friends (many of which you will have met on last year’s camp) and to experience a week camping and a week living in the home of a Dutch family during the hospitality week in The Hague.

We appreciate that before signing up to camp you may have some questions.  Therefore, there will be a parents meeting on Friday 13th January at 20:45 in the Scout Hut.  The meeting is for anyone considering going to camp and parents of those already signed up to go.  It will be an opportunity for us to give you more information about camp, and for you to ask any questions.  You will be able to sign up to camp and leave the deposit at the end of meeting.

For more information and a copy of the first circular, please click here.

We really hope as many Scouts are able to go to Holland as possible, and look forward to seeing you at the meeting on Friday.


Happy New (Scouting) Year

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HNY, or as I prefer to say, Happy New Year!

Please note, Scouts starts back today (6th January) at the normal meeting time.  We will be at the Scout Hut and you should come in uniform.

There are a couple of things to remember:

1. The deadline for Hag Dyke is today.  Please bring your money and form.

2. Places for Big Camp are limited, so get your money and form brought back to Scouts as soon as possible to reserve your place.

3. The deadline for Summer Camp in Holland is Friday 13th January.  There will be a parents meeting to explain more about camp on 13th January (more details to follow this weekend) and you will be able to sign up for it then.

The new programme for this term will be posted here as soon as it is finalised.

We look forward to seeing you all for the start of a fantastic year of Scouting.

Hag Dyke – 20th to 22nd January 2012

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As we approach the end of the year, our attention is turning to planning and exciting and interesting programme for 2012.

Our first big event will be a visit to Hag Dyke on the weekend of 20th to 22nd January 2012.  Please click on the links below to open up a letter about the weekend and a permission form that must be completed and returned to Scouts on Friday 6th January.

Hag Dyke January 2012 Letter

Nights Away Permission Form January Hag Dyke 2012

If you have any questions, please ask a Leader.

The Queen’s Jubilee

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In 2012 Her Majesty the Queen celebrates 60 years as the British Monarch.  The official celebration weekend takes place from 2-15 June 2012.

The Scout Association has produced an official badge to celebrate the occasion that can be worn on your uniform througout 2012.  Those of you who were at Scouts on 9th December will have received the Jubilee Badge, so please get this sewn on your uniform in time for starting back at Scouts in the New Year.  The badge is to be worn on your shirt in the ‘occasional badge’ position above the left breast pocket.

Please click on the link below to see the position of all badges on the uniform.

Uniform Badge positions

If you were not at Scouts on 9th December, you will be able to get your badge in the New Year.