Press Releases
Up, Up and away - 13th December 2012

As a special attraction to support the Irthlingborough Christmas Fayre on Thursday 13th December, Irthlingborough Scouts Active Support Group erected a Climbing Wall in the High Street.

Despite the bitingly-cold evening, the Young people of the Town enjoyed an exciting climb because the wall itself was covered with natural ice!

Scouts led the way with demonstration climbing and then were joined by lots of local young people.

The Scouts in conjunction with the Town Council organised this part of the event to give support and publicity to local Scouting.


Irthlingborough Carnival 1st September 2012
Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:00

Irthlingborough Scout Group received a new Patrol Tent very generously donated by the Thrapston and Raunds Rotary Club. The presentation was made at the recent Irthlingborough Town Carnival by Rotary President Mr.Richard Ablett.

Commenting on this donation, Group Scout Leader Nicholas Powell thanked the Rotary Club and said that this kind of support is vital to the needs of the growing Scouting Group in Irthlingborough and assured Mr.Ablett that the tent would be put to good use for many years to come.

Scouts and their Leaders attended the presentation after providing assistance to the Carnival as well as taking part in the Procession.

Members of the Scout Active Support Unit provided teas and refreshments at the Carnival raising funds to support Scouting in Irthlingborough.

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1st Irthlingborough receive grant for New Tents
Saturday, 17 March 2012 00:00

The 1st Irthlingborough Scout Group has just received a magnificent donation of £2400.00 from the High Sheriff Initiative Fund to support it’s work with the Young People in the Irthlingborough Area.

This year, in particular, sees the Queens Diamond Jubilee and the Group, now over 150 strong, plan to camp at the Nene Valley District Camp in May. The grant will enable the majority of our members to attend.

Although more tents are still needed, this very generous grant provided some valuable extra tent space.


The High Sheriff’s Fund is administered by the Northamptonshire Community Foundation.

Northamptonshire Community Foundation Fund Development Manager Jessica Pilkington, said: "The High Sheriff was delighted to support this project and help continue the proud tradition of Young People taking part in Scouting and learning skills that will last them a lifetime”

1st Irthlingborough show off their new trailer
Saturday, 12 February 2011 00:00

On Saturday 12th February members of 1st Irthlingborough Scout Group received a brand new Goods Trailer which will not only replace their antique Trek Cart dating from 1914 but will provide secure transport for their camping equipment.

The Scout Group Council raised funds for this vital piece of equipment from proceeds from a Race Night, a donation from Northamptonshire Police and were supported by a most generous donation from the Grassroots Fund, a part of the Northamptonshire Community Fund, a charity established to help community projects.