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Group Annual General Meeting 2015

Irthlingborough's 107th Annual General Meeting

The Chairman opened the meeting and welcomed the Leaders, Officers, Trustees, Parents  and Supporters to the meeting.Special guests were County Councillor Mrs.Sylvia Hughes and Mr.Dudley Hughes and Mr. Mike Howarth (ADC Cubs) representing the Nene Valley District.

The Financial Report was presented by Shaun Pentlow, the Training Report by Fred Harris and the overall Group report by Nick Powell -Group Scout Leader.

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Active Support Unit made presentations using the new Projector generously funded by Councillor Hughes.

The Chairman presented a 'Thanks Badge' to Councillor Hughes acknowledging her support for Scouting.

Mike Howarth presented a 5 year Service Award to Karen Marriott.

Best Beaver, best Cub and best Scout received Awards and a special Chief Scouts Gold Award  was made to Scout Thomas Ward.

The Group Executive members were then duly elected.

The Secretary, on behalf of the Trustees, made clear the benefits that we would gain from the new housing development near to the Headquarters and that we were to be given road access as well as a parking space for loading our trailer.

The meeting closed with a vote of thanks from Nick Powell. Refreshments were served by the Scouts and Hambugers 'cooked' by the Explorer Scouts,

Bear-in-the Air 2015

More than 40 of our Young People and their Leaders,Helpers and Young Leaders  went along to Overstone Park. Our Leader Team made sure that everyone could take part in as many of the activities that were arranged.

Thanks must go to the parents who provided transport.

Our own Andy Hunt (Assistant County Commissioner) had arranged the day for almost 3,000 people from Scouting.

Activities included archery, shooting, campfire making, climbing ,caving, a bouncy castle or two for the Younger Members and crafts for all ages!

Armed with a packed lunch the 'scouts' toured the site prepared for bad weather but unexpected sunshine made the day go well.

'Bear' finally arrived, touched down right on cue,signed lots of 'neckers' and shirts and was almost mobbed by the gathering crowd.

He made a short speech at the arena exalting everyone to 'keep on with Scouting' and for Young People to remember the hard work being done for them by all Scouting's Team of Volunteer Leaders and Helpers.


May Day for the Cubs!



Irthlingborough Events Committee staged an event on Parsons Green - the first for over 100 years! Morris Dancers, sideshows, Waterloo Drummers and fun-stalls added to the festivities and attracted a large crowd of Townsfolk.

Our Cub Pack, trying raise funds for their CUBJAM 2016 Outing and Camp at Gilwell Park in July 2016 provided teas and coffee together with a fundraising stall.

Hoping that we can make this an Annual Event , the effort raised £74.00 for the CUBJAM Funds.Thanks to our Leaders and Helpers for making this possible.

Cubs on Waendel Walk again!

Waendel Walk -15Km


On May 9th 6 Cubs,2 Leaders and 2 Young Leaders along with 2 Parents set out on the 15Km (9 miles) Waendel Walk.

After collecting our cards we set off at 10.20am. After about 2 hours we arrived at Summer Leys Nature Reserve,stopped, had lunch and a well-earned rest.

We continued our journey and at Great Doddington we reached the first check-point to have our cards stamped and enjoyed a short rest.

Our next check-point was in Wilby before continuing on to the last leg of the walk. After more than 4 hours we came back to the Castle, very tired but in good spirits for our achievement.

Well done to all the Cubs for their efforts!


Overstone Cub Pack Holiday 2015

On the 6-8th March, 19 Cubs,3 Young Leaders and 4 Leaders descended on to Overstone Scout Camp for a weekend of activities staying in the Will Smith Chalet.The Cubs arrived and soon found their dormitories and then went out with the Young Leaders to play a 'Wide Game'. On Saturday everyone enjoyed a hearty cooked Breakfast in readiness for the day's activities.

These activities included a Scavenger Hunt (run by the Young Leaders) and the first stage of the World Faith Badge (run by Tracy and Amber).After Lunch the Cubs continued with the World Faith Badge and Archery (with Fred and Lance). Karen prepared the evening Dinner which was Homemade Cottage Pie. Later that evening the Cubs had a Sing-Song around the fire followed by a Movie, with the Cubs settling down in their sleeping bags to enjoy popcorn and hot dogs.

Sunday,the Cubs woke up to 'eggy bread' for Breakfast. The morning activities started with the Cubs taking exercise on the Climbing Wall and  Assault Course.

At Cubs Own we reflected on the weekend's fun.

Two Beavers were invested into Cubs and then Chief Scout Silver Awards were given out.

Well done to all the Cubs for gaining their Awards.


Thanks for a really enjoyable weekend must go to Fred's Leader Team (Tracy,Karen and Amber) and  Young Leaders (Viki, Arend, and Emily).


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