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Important notice about Hag Dyke. Final deadline fast approaching.

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importantIf you have not yet signed up for the Hag Dyke weekend on 8th to 10th January 2016 then you need to do so quickly as time is running out.

We must receive your completed permission form and payment in full by 27th December 2015 at the very latest.  Please take the form to 14 Cheltenham Avenue, Ben Rhydding.  If your form is received after the 27th December then you will not be able to go on the weekend.

We look forward to a great weekend.

Hag Dyke weekend in January

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Hag Dyke gateReservations are now being taken for the Troop’s annual New Year weekend at Hag Dyke.  Book your space now.

We are making plans for our visit to Hag Dyke from 8th to 10th January 2016.  Please see below the letter and permission form for event.

Hag Dyke January 2016 Letter

Nights Away Permission Form January Hag Dyke 2016

If you want to go to Hag Dyke you must complete and return the form and payment by Friday 18th December 2016.

For immediate attention – Fire Station tour this Friday

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exclamation markGreat news.  We have been able to secure a tour around Ilkley Fire Station this Friday, 27th November.  Please see below for details of the meeting.

This is a great opportunity to learn about the Fire Service and how they help keep all of us in the Ilkley area safe and respond to emergencies.  Not only is it a great thing to know about but it will also contribute towards the Fire Safety Badge.

Please meet at the Ilkley Fire Station at the normal meeting time of 19:15.  Scouts should be collected from the Fire Station at the normal closing time of 21:15.  Full uniform must be worn.

New Programme

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Whats onNew programme published

The programme for the rest of this year and the early part of 2016 has been published on the Programme page of the website.  Please check out the things we will be up to over the next couple of months.

If you have any questions, please ask a leader.

Winter Camp – Kit List

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If your son or daughter is going to the Winter Camp then take a look at the suggested kit list.

Camping in winter is a little different to the spring or summer, with the weather generally wetter or colder – or both.  We have prepared a suggested kit list with ideas of the personal equipment you may want to take.  It is really important that you have full waterproofs and warm clothing.  A warm hat and gloves and plenty of layers are good things to take, and remember your walking boots and thick socks.  There is also less daylight so remember your torch and spare batteries.

Click the link below to download the kit list.

Kit List – Weekend camp (winter)

Remembrance Day Service

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PoppyThis Sunday 8th November the Scout Troop will be taking part in the Remembrance Day Service and Parade in Ilkley.  Please see below for details.

The service and parade are an important event in our annual calendar, and we ask that all Scouts make the effort to attend as we remember those men and women who have given their lives in war and conflict.

We will assemble in Whitton Croft Road, behind the Town Hall, at 14:15.  The parade will move down Wells Road and The Grove followed by a service in the Memorial Gardens.  Scouts will be dismissed from the Memorial Gardens after the service at around 15:40.

Full and smartly presented uniform must be worn by Scouts, including smart school shoes and no trainers.  Please also consider supporting The Poppy Appeal by wearing a poppy.  A collection is usually taken during the service.

Spooky walk across the moor this Friday 23rd October

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Halloween walkThis coming Friday was will be doing a night hike across the moor from Dick Hudson’s pub to the Cow & Calf rocks.

We will be doing a Halloween walk across the moor and parents are asked to note the following arrangements:

Please drop your son or daughter off in the car park of the Dick Hudson’s pub at 19:00 prompt.  Dick Hudson’s is located on Otley Road on the moor above Eldwick / Bingley.  You should collect your son or daughter from the Cow & Calf rocks car park (the rocks not the pub) at 21:15.

It is essential that Scouts wear proper walking boots with ankle support and wear / bring waterproofs too.  It can be quite windy on the moor tops so make sure you have layers of warm clothing.  Please do note that for safety reasons if Scouts do not have proper walking boots with ankle support they will not be able to go on the walk.

As this is a Halloween walk, Scouts are very welcome to come in fancy dress or bring lanterns.

Hag Dyke Weekend – 16th to 18th October 2015

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Hag Dyke gateThe Scout Troop will be visiting Hag Dyke on the weekend of 16th to 18th October 2015.  Please see below for details.

Please click on the links below to download a letter about the forthcoming weekend visit to the Group’s hostel above Kettlewell, Hag Dyke.  Also in the links is the permission form that you need to complete and return to Scouts if your son or daughter wants to join us on the weekend.

Hag Dyke October 2015 Letter

Nights Away Permission Form Hag Dyke October 2015 v2

If you have any questions about the weekend, please ask a leader.