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

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.

Friday 4th July 2014

Le tourThere will be no Scout meeting on Friday 4th July 2014.  Enjoy the “Tour” celebrations and see you all on 11th July.

It will not have escaped you I am sure that Le Tour de France comes to Ilkley this weekend.  The local schools are closing early, and we know that there are a lot of people planning on taking in some of the events and activities that are going on in and around the town.  Therefore, we have decided not to hold a Scout meeting on Friday, and wish everyone a very enjoyable and memorable weekend.

Scouts will take place on Friday 11th July as normal, and remember that money and forms for Hag Dyke are due in on that day.

REMINDER – Summer Camp Parents Meeting – Friday 27th June 2014

Squirrel WoodA reminder to all Parents of Scouts attending Summer Camp this year.  There is an important Parents Meeting on Friday 27th June 2014.

The meeting will be held at Curly Hill Camp Site at 19:15, and all Parents of Scouts attending Summer Camp are encouraged to attend as there will be important information given about camp.

Prior to camp, every Scout must have a “Nights Away Permission Form”, sometimes referred to as a health form, completed for them.  This should contain up to date health information, details of allergies special dietary requirements and emergency contact details for while we are away.  You can download the form by following the link below.  Please complete the form and bring to the Parents meeting.  If you are unable to attend the Parents meeting, please return the form to Scouts by Friday 11th July at the latest.

Nights Away Permission Form Summer Camp 2014

For those families offering hospitality it is a Scout Association requirement that all adults (people over 18 years of age) have a Disclosure and Barring Service (“DBS”) or Criminal Records Bureau (“CRB”) check completed.  The DBS has recently replaced the CRB, but if you offered hospitality 3 years ago then your CRB is still valid and no further checks are necessary.  If you did not offer hospitality last time, or someone in your household has turned 18 since the last camp, then a DBS check will need to be completed.  Please download the forms on the links below and bring to the Parents meeting together with the evidence required when it will be checked and your application set in motion.

Form OH 2014

DBS document list

A copy of all these forms can also be found on the Summer Camp 2014 page of this web site.


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