Hag Dyke needs your help

sofaWe are looking for some new sofas for Hag Dyke…can you help?

As you will know, Hag Dyke is our Group’s hostel situated on the slopes of Great Whernside above Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales.  The hostel relies on volunteers, donations and fund raising in order that we can continue to provide a fantastic adventure location not only for members of our own Group, but hundreds of young people in other groups from around the country.  Some of the Leaders in the Troop are also Wardens at Hag Dyke.

Some of the soft furniture in the lounge at Hag Dyke has reached the end of it’s life, and we are looking for donations of leather sofas that we can take up to the hostel as replacements.  Why leather?  Leather has proved to be far more resilient and hard wearing than cloth…put simply it stands up to the wear and tear from cubs, scouts, explorers and guides far better.

If you are replacing your sofa, or have one to spare, we would love to hear from you.  One of the Wardens will arrange collection and take it up to the hostel.  Please complete the form below, press “Submit” and someone will be in touch.


Notice of Annual General Meeting


Notice is given of the Annual General Meeting for the Group on 23rd September 2014

Please see the notice below from the Group Chairman inviting you to attend this year’s Annual General Meeting.  You are all encouraged to join us for the meeting, and remember that Parents are entitled to vote.

Also below are the minutes from the meeting last year.

AGM Notice 2014

AGM Minutes 2013 250913

Start of the new Scout term

imagesB2M5BQV3Scout meetings will restart on Friday 12th September 2014.

Hopefully you have all had an enjoyable summer, and are ready and raring to get back to Scouts.  The first meeting of the new term will be on Friday 12th September at the new Scout Hut.  Usual meeting times of 19:15 to 21:15.

See you there.

Summer Camp

Why not check out the Dutch scout group Facebook page to see some photographs of the summer camp.

Search Scoutinggroep De Mohicanen on Facebook.

Packing up tomorrow, and then back to Ilkley.  See you all soon.

Two weeks to go to Summer Camp

Squirrel WoodIn just two weeks time we will be on camp.  Please take this opportunity to check that you are clear on all the arrangements.

Visit the Summer Camp 2014 page where you can see all the circulars that have been issued and refresh yourself on the arrangements for camp.  By now you should have:

  • Made the final payment
  • Completed the Nights Away Permission Form giving emergency contact details and important health and dietary information
  • Checked out the suggested kit list

Please note below some important information:

Personal equipment

Please bring your child’s personal equipment to the Scout Hut on Thursday 14th August between 18:00 and 19:00.  Please make sure that your child’s bag is clearly labelled with their name and their section, SCOUTS.

Spending money

We will be running a “Camp Bank” during the week.  You can deposit your child’s spending money into the bank and we will keep it safe until they need it.  We suggest a maximum of £10.  If you want to take advantage of this, please bring the money on Thursday 14th August when you bring the personal equipment, and give it to Mrs Hopi.

Cakes & buns

As with last year, we would be extremely grateful if parents could provide some cakes / buns for “elevensies” during the camp.  These will be used for ad-hoc snacks for the Scouts during the week.  Please bring these on Sunday when your child sets off for camp.

Set off

Please make sure your child is at the Scout Hut for 09:30 on Sunday 17th August to catch the coach to camp.  Full uniform must be worn.  Bring with them a day rucksack with waterproofs, packed lunch, a water bottle that can be used during the week and a change of clothes (t-shirt and shorts) so they can get changed out of uniform when they get to camp.

Finally, I hope everyone is looking forward to camp.  If you have any other questions, please let us know.

Important message for Parents of Scouts attending Hag Dyke next weekend 18th to 20th July 2014

exclamationImportant message for Parents of Scouts attending Hag Dyke next weekend 18th to 20th July 2014

All parents of Scouts attending Hag Dyke next weekend should have received an email to advise of a change in pick up time from the Hag Dyke weekend next Sunday 20th July 2014 from 15:00 to an earlier time of 12:00.

Pick up will still be at the main car park in Kettlewell, but please arrange to collect your child(ren) at 12:00.

There is no change to the drop off time of 20:00 on Friday 18th July at the main car park at Kettlewell.

I would be very grateful if you could confirm receipt of this message by replying to the email, or via a short email to leaders@1stbenrhyddingscouts.org.uk

Important reminder

importantA gentle reminder that the meeting on 11th July will be held at St John’s church hall, and that money is due for camp and Hag Dyke.

Please note that the meeting this week will be held at St John’s church hall at the usual time of 19:15 to 21:15.  Please attend in uniform.

Also, payment and forms for the Hag Dyke weekend on 18th July are due, and if anyone is still to make the final payment for Summer Camp please can you also bring this down to the meeting.

With Hag Dyke next week, this will be our final normal meeting before the summer holidays, and also our final meeting at St John’s before we return in September to our new hut.


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