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Thanks Badge for builder
The Group was pleased to be able to say "Thank you" in Scouting's way for a Good Deed. During the construction of the new 21-house development adjacent to the Scout Headquarters, the builders SMDL New Homes co-operated with us during the access problems associated with the footpath closure. For his kind support and for the provision of a new tarmac-surfaced footpath allowing us much improved access, the Thanks Badge was presented to Mr.John Leydon, Director, SMDL New Homes thus showing our appreciation.
Irthlingborough Carnival 2016
Scouting played it's part in the Town's Annual Carnival with the Beavers and Cubs winning a Silver Cup for their entry in the Parade depicting 100 years of Cub Scouts. Despite hours of preparation the day was spoiled by heavy rain but this did not stop the fun and music! Scouts and Explorer Scouts headed the Parade with our 100 year-old Trek Cart giving out the change and the Young People almost drowning in the circuit of the Town....... The Scout Active Support Unit arranged teas,coffee and soft drinks at the Recreation Ground and we had a surprise visit from the Pirates of the Caribbean, Lisa and Nick, and this gave everyone a chance to win some Rum (and other prizes)on our Treasure Island Game. Sincere thanks to all who supported the event, the Beaver and Cub Leaders,Helpers,Leaders and the the SASU Team.
Group Camp - July 2016
Over 60 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts enjoyed a very fine and sunny weekend at the Overstone Scout Activity Centre. They were ably led by more than 15 Leaders,Helpers and Members of our own Scout Active Support Unit. Archery,Target Shooting,Backwoods Cooking,Shelter Making and Handcrafts featured in the packed programme. Liam Marriott was invested as a Beaver Scout Leader and Certificates were presented to the Beavers and Cubs for attendance, for many of the Beavers,being their first night away from home! Lisa Swainston (Group Scout Leader) celebrated her birthday and received a Special Chocolate Cake to share amongst the Young People. All the campers returned home very tired and certainly needing a bath! A super achievment for the Leader Team who gave of their time to provide a well-supervised and active weekend. The Group will make this event an Annual Highlight........
Somme Battle Remembered

On Saturday 2nd July the Scout Group joined the Royal British Legion to honour and remember those young men who died at the Battle of the Somme which commenced 100 years ago.

Group Members carried our Colours and Fred Harris sounded the Last Post.

Scouts Samuel Butler, Walter Haddon and Ralph Tyler from 1st Irthlingborough gave their lives for King and Country and are commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France, each having no known grave.


On 24th June, the Irthlingborough Cub Scouts joined over 1000 Cubs from across the County of Northamptonshire's Wildest 100th Birthday for 2 nights of camping and activities in a very large field in Overstone Park.

As we gazed upon the endless sea of tents and joined the procession of Cubs snaking around the site for the Opening Ceremony, we realised  how large and awe-inspring the gathering was and what an exciting weekend we had ahead of us.

Despite the occasional thunderstorm and downpour, the Cubs enjoyed a wide range of activities including zorbing,shooting,inflatable tournaments,laser tag, tank driving, petrol go-karting,clay pigeon shooting,axe throwing,crafts and clay pigeon shooting to name just a few!

At night the Cubs settled into their new 'Cub Friendly Tents', a recent donation, in preparation for another day packed with activities before returning home on Sunday, muddy and extremely tired from a fun filled and memorable weekend.

Special thanks to Steve Kurn, Lance Goodman, Chloe Morris and Lyle Abbott for their help and support during at the weekend and to Paul Hudson for towing our Trailer.


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