Scouts 10-14yrs

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Scouts was the original section set up by our founder B-P. A cub may move up to Scouts any time between their 10th and 11th birthdays. Some people like to stay in Cubs as long as possible, others can’t wait to become a Scout as soon as possible! We’re just like big adventurous Cubs really; at least until we’re 15, then it’s time for Explorers.

The "New" Site

2020-09-15 07:53:27 gavinions

It’s not really all that new to us now, but there are new children and parents in the group who have never been to the “New” Site, so here are some useful directions.

  1. Head to Melsonby.
  2. Turn north out of the village past the post box and phone box.
  3. As you head down the hill you will pass a turn on your left; don’t go down that one
  4. The next left – which is an entrance to a field – is the correct turn.
  5. Drive all the way down the track edge of the field.

There is room to turn in the field at the end. Please do not stop or turn around as soon as you turn off the road. This creates traffic on a pretty quick section of road between Melsonby and Aldbrough.

Here’s a Google Maps pin:

Here’s a grid reference because we are scouts: NZ 197093

No postcode because it’s a field!

Here’s a map I drew.

If you get really stuck, the phone signal is pretty good in the field, so give us a call.

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Duke of Edinburgh Award - Coronavirus Adjustments

2020-04-28 09:23:16 gavinions

Hope you are all well at this difficult and challenging time. 

We’re determined that young people shouldn’t miss out on doing their DofE because of the coronavirus outbreak – and we want to do everything we can to support you so your participants can keep doing theirs, at what we know is a really challenging time.

To help with this, we’re introducing some temporary changes to DofE programme requirements. Please see more detail on this below.

We hope working towards their Award will give young people vital focus, motivation and positivity during the lockdown – and that their capacity and enthusiasm for helping others through volunteering could be a huge force for good at a time when it’s needed most.

Temporary programme changes

Participants can now volunteer for family members, for example by mentoring or coaching younger siblings.

Participants can now change section activities more than once. Time spent on previous activities will still count towards completion.

DofE staff members may be able to act as Volunteering, Physical and Skills section Assessors, if required.

To protect the value and integrity of DofE Awards, other requirements will remain the same. However, we’re continuing to look for ways we can be flexible to support you and young people at this time, and will update you if we introduce any further temporary changes. The expedition section will be resumed when we know further information. 

Any further questions do not hesitate to contact me. 

Cheers Sam

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District Scout Cooking Competition 2020

2020-03-04 21:11:40 gavinions

A little short notice on this one, but the district cooking competition has come around again. It will run on Tuesday 26th March 2020 at Richmond School.

All the information you need is in the form. You should pay particular attention to the spend limit (£13.50) and to the age restrictions for the team (only one team member aged 13+).

If you want to enter, get yourself into a team of two and return the form to me by Thursday 19th March. I know the form say you should send it in the the District Commissioner, but we are only allowed to enter 3 teams, so I will need to collect the forms first, and in the event of having more than 3 teams we will draw teams out of a hat.

So, don’t hang around, get your forms back to me ASAP.

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Scouts Winter Camp 2020 - Kit List and Joining Instructions

2020-02-26 21:29:18 gavinions

Need I say more? If you’re a fully paid up winter camper then you need the attached information. Please don’t assume that because we have used the same old format for the kit list that it includes the same old things. There is at least one thing on there to catch you out. 😉

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Winter Term 2020 - Scouts Programme

2020-01-23 11:49:38 gavinions

Well, here it is, the programme for the term. Pay particular attention to the dates for your diary section and the times when we are away from the hall.


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