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Summer Camp

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Summer Camp 2016 Logo 2A new page has been set up where we will keep together all the information about Summer Camp 2016 in Northumberland.

You can find the page on the menu bar at the top of the page or click here.

On this page you will find the second letter about the camp which you can view and download.  This contains important information about payment installments.  Keep checking back regularly and we will update it with more information as it becomes available.

Torch race this Friday 6th May 2016

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1BR Stacked LogoThis Friday is the annual district Torch Race.  Please see the important information below.

Wharfedale District is holding the annual Torch Race on Friday 6th May, and 1st Ben Rhydding are entering a team as usual.

For those of you who don’t know what the Torch Race is, it is a relay race from Otley town centre to the top of Otley Chevin.  It takes place every year and includes teams from almost all the Group’s in the District.

If you are part of the Torch Race team:

You must meet at the top of Station Road in Otley at 18:50 promptly.  You must be in full, smart uniform with your running kit on underneath.  This is because there will be an inspection by the District Commissioner before the race starts.  You should be collected from the top of Otley Chevin at 20:30.

If you are not part of the team:

We encourage you to come along and support our team.  Please meet at the top of Otley Chevin at 19:30 and be collected from the same location at 20:30.

Best of luck to all in who are running.

New programme published

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Whats onThe programme for the Scout Troop meetings between now and the summer holidays has been published and is available to view on the website.

Please visit the Programme page of the website to see what will be happening at the Scout Meetings during the Summer Term.

If you have any questions, please ask a Leader.

St George’s Day Parade

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St George’s Day is coming up later this month.  On 24th April the Scout Troop will be taking part in the District Parade and Celebration.

Please click on the link below for a letter about the St George’s Day Parade and Celebration which is coming up later this month.  We ask that all Scouts make every effort to attend.

St Georges Day Parade Letter April 2016

If you have any questions, please ask a Leader.

Wharfedale District Camp – 22nd to 24th May 2016

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DSC_0670The 1st Ben Rhydding Scouts Troop will be taking part in the Wharfedale District Camp in May.

Please click on the links below to open a letter and permission form about the forthcoming District Camp which is being held on the weekend of 22nd to 24th May 2016.  Please complete and return to Scouts by Friday 15th April.

Wharfedale District Camp May 2016 – Permission Form

Wharfedale District Camp May 2016 Letter

If you have any questions, please ask a Leader.

Reminder: Swimming gala tonight. please show your support

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galaDon’t forget that it is the Swimming Gala tonight. Please show your support to our scouts.

As you know the 1st Ben Rhydding have entered a team into the Wharfedale District Swimming Gala which is being held at the Craven Pool in Skipton this evening.

The team would really appreciate your support so please come along between 17:30 and 20:00 tonight and cheer them on. Scouts and parents welcome. No need for Scouts to wear uniform, but please bring your knecker.

We look forward to seeing you.

Swimming Gala Saturday 12th March 2016

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Calling all Scouts.  Get involved in the Wharfedale District Scout Swimming Gala.


You will see on the latest programme that the Scout Troop will be participating in the Wharfedale District Scout Swimming Gala to be held at the Craven Pool in Skipton on Saturday 12th March 2016.

We really encourage your children to get involved.  This is a chance to be involved in a brilliant local District event, one of the major events of the year, and a great experience.  As well as some friendly competition there is a chance to represent our Troop, meet other Scouts from across the District and experience participation in such an event involving many young people from our local area.

As a reminder, Scouts should be dropped off at the pool at 17:30 and collected at 20:00.  However Parents, why not show your support for our Scouts and Scouting across Wharfedale by staying and cheering them on.

We look forward to seeing lots of Scouts participate and some great support from Parents.  If you have any questions about the event, please do ask a Leader.

New programme available now

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ProgrammeThe programme for the next couple of months has been published and is available to view now on the website.

We have published the new programme for Scout Troop meetings from 4th March to 22nd April.

You can view the programme by visiting the “Programme” page of the website or by clicking the link below.

I would like to draw your attention to the programme for this Friday night, 4th March.  We will be going swimming at Aireborough Leisure Centre in Guiseley and you will need to drop Scouts off at 18:00 and collect them again at 20:15.  Please note there will be no charge for this event.

If you have any questions about the programme, please ask a Leader.

Summer Camp 2016

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NorthumberlandThis year we are planning to hold our Summer Camp in Northumberland.  Please see below and the attached letter for details.

We are all very much looking forward to our Summer Camp later in the year.  2016 is what we call a “fallow” year, which means that we will be camping on our own without our Dutch friends, the Guides, Explorers or other sections in the Group.  This year we will be visiting a part of the country we know very well, the stunning Northumberland coast.

To help us with our planning we need to know who will be attending camp.  Below you will find a link to the first letter about camp which includes a form to return along with payment of a deposit.

Summer Camp 2016 Letter No1

We look forward to sharing more information with you in the coming weeks.

Pantomime 22nd January 2016

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Panto 2016We have arranged to go to the Upstager’s pantomime on Friday 22nd January 2016.

Please click below to download a letter about the pantomime which includes a permission form which you must return along with payment at the meeting this coming Friday, 15th January 2016.

Pantomime January 2016 Letter