Group News

Irthlingborough Carnival

The Group took a full part in this year’s Carnival. Scouts provided the Change Wagon in front of the Parade and the Cubs and Beavers entered a float depicting ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’..

Even Nick Powell looked the part in his best suit starring as ‘Willy Wonka’ –an appropriate RÔLE for our beloved Group Scout Leader!!

The float won a Silver Cup as the best Young Peoples’ Entry 2013.

The Scout Active Support Unit (SASU) made teas and coffees to support the activities at the Recreation Ground and raised over £200.00 for Group Funds.

Thanks must go to all the Leader Team ,Helpers and Parents who made the day a great success.

Scout Supporter Receives Award

Matthew Howell has received the Chief Scouts Commendation for Good Services to Scouting. He is a Queens Scout and has been part of the Leader Team for over 20 years with Beavers, Scouts and Venture Scouts and an Executive Committee Member.

Congratulations to Matthew on his award!

AGM Report Thursday 16th May 2013


The Group’s 105th Successful Year was reported by Group Scout Leader Nick Powell. The meeting was attended by Parents ,Friends, Trustees and Leaders. The Nene Valley District was represented by Commissioner Michèle Height and Training Manager Tony Knott.

Leaders Leanne Pearce, Sharon Fisher and Karen Marriott received their Wood-Beads to acknowledge their Leader Training Awards.


Parent Helper Paul Hudson received the Thanks Badge.


Scout Joshua Bayes was presented with the much coveted Chief Scout’s Gold Award.


Annual Awards for progress ware made to Beavers Lily and Joshua, Cubs Dylon and Milan and Scout Charlie.


Silver Chief Scout’s Awards were presented to Cubs Jack, Charlie, Jordan and Jack.


Derek Horne (a 1948 Scout) came along and supported the AGM.
Derek's father, Mr Stanley Horne helped re-start the Group just after WW2

The meeting remembered with sadness those persons associated with our Group that has passed away over the last number of months.


Rememberance Day service - Sunday 11th November 2012

Irthlingborough Scout Group will be marking Remembrance Day (Sunday 11th November) with the traditional parade from the headquarters down to St. Peters church. The full timing details of the day can be seen by clicking the read more link below.

Nene Valley Scouts hold Annual General Meeting at Irthlingborough

The Annual General Meeting of the Nene Valley District Scouts took place at 1st Irthlingborough Scout Headquarters on Thursday 28th June 2012 .

Each year it is planned to move the meeting around the District which extends from Kings Cliffe to the Rushden area.

Groups from the area were represented and welcomed by the District Chairman John Rudge. The District Commissioner Michèle Height reported an excellent year for Scouting and especially highlighted the recent Diamond Jubilee Camp at which more than 600 Young People and their Leaders attended.

Reports were given for Beaver, Cub, Scout, Explorer Scout, and Network Scout activities as well as the plan devised by Nick Powell to expand and develop local Scouting over the next 5 years.

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