Scout Gabby and fellow Explorer Scout Ellie, have embarked on various fundraising activities after their selection to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA next year.
They joined forces to run a cake stall outside Pocklington Arts Centre recently, alongside their own campaigns. Gabby’s next fundraiser is an afternoon tea event held at Bishop Wilton Village Hall on Sunday 20 May between 2pm and 4pm. She has drafted in some of her friends to provide live entertainment. The cost of the tea is £5 for an adult and £3 for children. The tea includes tea/coffee/squash, sandwiches, and cakes. Call 07926 174864 to book a place.
The World Scout Jamboree takes place every 4 years and sees over 40,000 Scouts from across the globe get together.
Members of the Pocklington Dolphins Swimming Club, which is based at the Francis Scaife Centre, are trying to ‘Swim the Atlantic’ to raise funds for Gabby. They are hoping to swim 4,000 miles to help raise £4,000 – the amount Gabby needs to accrue to attend the World Scout Jamboree.
Read more at: https://www.pocklingtonpost.co.uk/news/atlantic-swim-1-9147071
Any group or organisation that would like to support Gabby’s campaign can visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/gabby-moore to donate to her cause.
This years Wolds Challenge was held around the Hotham and North & South Newbald area of the Wolds Way National Trail.
Well done to all 3 Scout and 1 Explorer teams who completed this year. A fantastic effort.
Pocklington 1 Scouts came in 3rd place, just one minute behind the joint winners!
Two of our young members have successfully been accepted to join the UK contingent at the 24th World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA in 2019.
Lots of fund raising will be going on up until they go. More information will be posted when these events happen.
A massive well done to the two Scout and the Explorer teams at this years Fells Marathon, staged around Carlton in Cleveland, approximately 9 miles south of Middlesbrough on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.
The Scout team were in second place at the end of the first day and finished 3rd overall after the second day.
The Explorer and the Scout Lite teams were not placed but did a fantastic effort throughout the event as it was a difficult course. Out of the 9 Explorer teams which started, only 2 were placed and out of the 8 Scout Lite teams which started, only 2 were placed as well.
Congratulations to the two teams of Scouts and the one team of Explorer Scouts who completed this years Wolds Challenge hike.
The event was based from Brantingham, south east of South Cave.
Scouts: 41 teams
Pocklington 1 5th place – 3:35
Pocklington 2 25th place – 5:14
Explorer Scouts: 16 teams
Pocklington 11th place – 5:51
WELL DONE everyone.
Date for the diary
Fells Marathon 2017 – 6th -8th October.
This year, the 41st Fells Marathon was held at Raven Gill Camp Site situated in the North Yorkshire Moors.
The course is completed over two days with an overnight camp away from the main centre.
The Scouts completed the 30km course and came 2nd. An excellent effort.
The Explorers completed a difficult and challenging 43km course and came 5th.
Well done to all.
Scouts and Explorers have a great week long camp in Koblenz, Germany.
More photos on Photo Gallery.
Over the last four years the Scout Association asked thousands of members to tell us what they would like to see in an updated Programme – the results came in thick and fast and thanks to you we have refreshed the Programme and made it bigger and better than ever; providing more fun, more choice and more adventure.
As part of the refresh, we asked young people and adults which new badges they wanted to see and also what they thought of existing ones. As a result the badges have been refreshed for each section; some have had their requirements updated, some are brand new and some have been discontinued. Some new badges were released in April 2014 as the start of this update.
Other improvements include removing the Programme Zones but introducing three key themes: Outdoors and Adventure, Skills and World. There will be more emphasis on Outdoors and Adventure, making sure young people experience as much excitement as possible during their Scout journey.
The Top Awards will be more challenging for young people to complete but easier to deliver and understand, while the Chief Scout’s Awards will require greater commitment across a range of activities that better reflect the variety of the Scout Programme.
The review of the Scout Network concluded in July 2014 and the changes to the Programme and structure will be communicated later on in Spring 2015.
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The Explorers try their best attempt at DIY Kite Surfing… Judge for yourself if they did a good job or not in the video below!