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Exporers Flying High!

Explorer Scouts tried to raise their image by flying a kite!

Old plastic bags and sticks made sure that the kites were eco-friendly by using re-cycled materials.

Most were a success and curiously admired by the herd of cows sharing the same 'airfield'.


St Georges Day Celebrations 2015

The Group was welcomed at St.Peter's for the Annual Service and Renewal of Promises.

This year, Fr.John made Special Remembrance for the Gallipolli Campaign in 1915 where Irthlingborough Old Scout Frank White gave his life and is buried alongside the ANZAC Forces in Turkey. A sprig of rosemany was displayed, the ANZAC remembrance symbol before the Poppy was introduced.

After the Service the Beavers,Cubs and Scouts walked to Stanwick Lakes and enjoyed some fun and games and a BBQ arranged by the Scout Active Support Unit.

Thank you to all the Leaders and Parents who supported this event.

Scouts Cook BBQ and Learn!

Scouts took advantage of enjoying a Barbecue Night at Lisa's garden not only to have some 'Summer Fun' but to learn and practice their firemaking and firelighting skills.

Carefully making fires in the 'Scout Approved Way' and then using their skills to Barbecue some tasty delights!

Lisa, Lance,Huddy and Jay made sure the Scouts were safe in this activity as this is an important part of their Scout Training.


Thanks must go to Lisa and her Team for putting on a useful and entertaining evening's activity for our Young People.


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.


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