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Summer Camp details added

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Details of this year’s Summer Camp in Carlisle, Cumbria, are now being added to the Summer Camp 2011 page of the this web site.  Please check here regularly for fresh news about camp.

Currently, all circulars issued have now been added.

Please note, the deadline for receiving deposits for camp is 28th February 2011

If you would like to see more about the camp site, visit their web site at  Don’t forget, if you have any questions about the camp, either ask a leader, or send us an email to

Upstagers Pantomine 2nd February 2011

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Seats have been booked for the Upstagers production of Alladin on Wednesday 2nd February 2011 at 19:00.

If you want to go, please print off the attached form and return it to the next Troop meeting, together with payment in cash of £6.00.

Pantomime Notice 2011

Full uniform must be worn on the night, and the pantomine is expected to finish at approximately 22:00.

Final chance for Hag Dyke

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We have extended the deadline, but time is fast running out.

Don’t miss out on coming to this year’s Christmas visit to Hag Dyke on 14th to 17th January.  Beat the clock and return your permission form and bring your money – if you haven’t already done so – and bring it to Scouts on Friday.

It is going to be a fantastic weekend, full of fun, adventure and freedom.  Don’t be the one left in Ilkley – join the adventure.

Scouts starts back Friday 7th January

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Happy New Year everyone!

Welcome to 2011, a year that is going to be very busy from a Scouting point of view.  This year sees our Dutch friends from the De Mohicanen group in The Hague coming to visit us for Summer Camp in Cumbria so be sure to keep up to date on all the information as plans for the camp and the week in Ilkley develop.

Some immediate dates for you.  Scouts start back on Friday 7th January.  The meeting will be at the Scout Hut, in uniform, and at the usual time of 19:15 – 21:15.  The week after, Friday 14th January is our Hag Dyke weekend.  If you are not coming to Hag Dyke then there will be no meeting on 14th January.  If you didn’t get a chance to return your form for Hag Dyke before Christmas then there is a final chance, but we must know by Tuesday 4th January.  Please email to let us know you want to come, and bring the permission form and money on Friday.

Forms for Hag Dyke must be in by Friday 17th December

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Hurry, hurry, hurry!

If you want to go to Hag Dyke in January then don’t forget that the deadline for returning the permission form and money is Friday 17th December. Visit the Hag Dyke January 2011 page to download a copy of the letter and form.

If you have any questions, please ask a Leader.

Hag Dyke January 2011

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Our next visit to Hag Dyke is coming up on the weekend of the 14th to 16th January 2011.

Please make sure that you visit the Hag Dyke January 2011 page here to download the letter and permission form. This is our traditional ‘Christmas’ visit and is certain to be great fun. As well as activities on the hills around Hag Dyke we will also enjoy a Christmas Dinner, maybe with some special guests.

As the weather may be cold and wet, it is important to have the right clothing. There is a suggested kit list on the Useful Forms page, which can also be a handy source of ideas for Christmas presents! Please note the closing date of 17th December for returning the permission form

IMPORTANT – Night Hike Cancelled

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With regret we have taken the decision to cancel the night hike over the moor that was planned for this Friday. With the depth of snow and uncertainty over the weather forecast we feel it is too much of a risk to go ahead. This will now be rearranged for another date in the future. Scouts is still on tomorrow though, but the meeting will be at the Scout Hut and the usual time. No need to come in uniform, but please come prepared to be outside, with boots, waterproofs, hat, gloves etc. Fred has come up with a great activity for us to do in the snow. Look forward to seeing you all there.

Night Hike Friday 3rd December

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The meeting this Friday (3rd December) is a night hike over Ilkley Moor. We will meet in the car park of the Dick Hudson’s pub on the moor road to Bingley / Keighley at the normal time of 19:15. The meeting will finish at 21:15 at the Cow & Calf car park (where the little cafe is, not the pub). Please make sure that you have suitable clothing, i.e. walking boots, waterproofs, hat, gloves, several layers. Walking boots are essential. Anyone not wearing walking boots will not be able to take part in the walk. You can also bring a torch, but use it sparingly as it is far better to get your night sight working.

This is a great walk, and will be extra special if we still have snow, so we look forward to seeing all the Scouts there.