Group News

Royal British Legion 90th Anniversary - 15th October 2011

Over 40 of our Young People (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts) with their Leaders and our District Commissioner were very smartly turned out to act as markers and take part in the parade commemorating the 90th Anniversary Parade of the Wellingborough Royal British Legion.

Military vehicles, a Caledonian Pipe Band, a platoon from ‘Dad’s Army’ ,War Veterans and many RBL Flag-bearers and other youth organisations supported this splendid event and two of our Explorers accompanied the Official Party including HM Lord Lieutenant for Northamptonshire at the taking of the Salute in the march-past.

Northamptonshire High Sherif visits the group - 26th September 2011

The High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, Mrs.Penelope Escombe MBE visited Irthlingborough Scout Group on Monday 26th September and met all of our training sections. She was welcomed by the Leaders and the Executive Team and was interested in seeing details of our Adult Volunteers featured on the notice board, all 45 of them! She was introduced to the Leaders and was amazed that Secretary David Maddock had been with the Group since 1947!

Town Carnival - September 3rd 2011

This year the Group entered a ‘Zombies and Aliens’ themed float into the town carnival. This was a great success and the group won a silver cup! A big ‘Thank- you’ to all parents and friends who put the float together and special thanks must go to Sharon Fisher, Karen Marriott and Donna Mills who successfully led our Team to put on such a good show!


As is traditional, the scouts manned the change-wagon and collected “loads a money” for the Carnival Committee. They also showed off one of their new tents at the Recreation Ground. A big well done to Lisa and her team!!


The Ward family made sure that the groups fundraising activities went “full steam ahead” by running the tea stall at the Recreation ground. A huge thank you goes to Chris and Shelly for organising the event and to Wayne for providing transport for all the equipment.






Irthlingborough refurbish Scout hut - 1st September 2011

Over the summer months the Group have refurbished the head quarters building. Full credit for the completion of this project goes to Wayne Fisher and his wife Sharon.

For those of you that have not managed to view the fabulous decoration, here are a few pictures.
















102 AGM's and counting!! - 19th May 2011

2011; Another exciting and fast moving year! These last few months we have seen the formation of a brand new Adult Section and a New Explorer section. We are launching our 2nd Scout Section night within the next month! I would like to highlight those that perform on the front line, week in week out, the leaders of our Young Peoples’ Sections.


Beavers – Jason, Cubs – Including their 90th celebrations – Laurence and Scouts – Lisa.

2009 witnessed a 49% Growth, 2010 a 19% Growth, and not to be outdone, 2011 produced a 35% Growth in Group Membership. To put this in to perspective overall growth for 2011 Northamptonshire Scouts was 1.4% and Nene Valley District was flat. So, quite rightly we can be proud of our achievements again in attracting the Young People to our Group and retaining our Superb Leadership Team.

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