Group News
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.

Irthlingborough Scouts Buy New Tents – after 15,000 nights camped

Irthlingborough Scout Group is rapidly expanding along with and to meet the needs of the Town. The Group registered a record Membership of both Young People and Leaders in January this year.


The Group Executive Committee, conscious of this and especially with a massive County Camp coming up in May and the Queens Diamond Jubilee in 2012, identified the need for new tents.

The last NEW patrol tents were purchased from funds raised in 1983 and have served the Group for all of these years – and have accounted for a total 15,000 nights camped in these tents! So, due investment was made in the Young People of the Town and the Group spent £3000.00 to buy 6 tents, made to a high standard by Blacks of Greenock – a premier supplier who still makes tents in the UK.

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