The latest version of the water diary can be found HERE and it is worthy of a look as bookings are now open for nearly everything 'water based'.
As it is now a new year, ALL sections should be thinking what water activities they want to complete this year - and how EASY it is to book direct via this website.
The biggest Scout and Guide event in the area and well worth a visit
To allow our young people to enjoy the myriad of exciting Scouting activities costs us a lot of money - joining our 200 Club is one of the ways that YOU can help us to achieve our goals
If you join our 200 Club - HALF the money you pay quarterly goes in PRIZES and the other HALF goes towards our County Scout Funds - this is a way of raising money for North Yorkshire Scouts AND allows YOU the the possible thrill of winning one of the ten prizes in our Monthly Draw - EVERY MONTH!
We DO need your help - numbers of members participating are reducing and, therefore, so is the money we can add to our County Scout Funds. PLEASE join and help if you can!
If you are interested in finding out more about the Draw (or joining it) please contact David, our County Secretary, at the County Office NOW!
All Scout members up to the age of 25 can take part in Arts Award which encourages independent learning as well as teamwork skills. Arts Award is a portfolio based qualification and is flexible enough to ensure that young people of all abilities can achieve the awards. By taking part in Arts Award, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network members will also have the opportunity to achieve sections of a variety of badges. Explorers and Network members can also achieve Arts Award alongside the Duke of Edinburgh Award by specialising in arts skills.
The following link gives more information about the awards - just click HERE
Initially the team is looking to have a number of members trained up as Assessors. The training would take place over one day, would be set up specifically for yourselves and would be free of charge to the individual.
If you would like to get involved in this exciting opportunity to raise the profile of Creative Activities in the County, or would like more information please get in touch.
Our new strategy; Skills for Life lays out a plan for the next four years to 2023 so that we can support even more adults and young people as we develop Scouting’s future together. With this plan we’re building on the successes of our last plan Scouting for all, by continuing to focus on growth, inclusion, youth shaped Scouting and community impact.
Involving young people in decision making is essential for our governance structures to stay informed and responsive to the fast-paced changes facing young people in the 21st Century. By encouraging a mixture of experiences and ages on our executive committees and District/County teams, we are more likely to encourage healthy debate and make better decisions which are relevant to the lives of young people in today’s society.
The County Creative Activities Team ran another photographic competition for all members of Scouting within North Yorkshire in 2018. The theme of the competition was incredibly broad and was "Reflections”. This could have been interpreted in many ways; physical reflections in water, glass etc. or memories and recollections.
Each person was allowed to enter one photograph which must have been taken by the entrant to the competition The competition was advertised on this website and was open for submission between 15th August 2018 and 16th October 2018.
Runner up for the BEAVERS SCOUTS category was WILLIAM STONE, 1st Huntington Group
Runner up for the CUB SCOUTS category was OLIVER WEBSTER, Copmanthorpe Group
Runner up in the LEADERS (over 18) category was BEX HORNBY, 1st Barton Group