Scout Updates

  • 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….