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Cub Night Hike

Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-11-29 01:12:34

The This annual event was again a success with 111 Cubs, leaders and their parents walking the world famous Ilkley Moore. 

The hikers were fed at the top and caused a stir walking through Ilkley Town Center on a bitterly cold night with ice forming on a lot of paths thankfully all slips and trips were avoided!


Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-11-15 01:13:06

The first District Gangshow in Keighley for a quarter of a century took place in November and was a fantastic success. Our cast of 41 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network showed what the young people of Keighley can do. 

Our VIP guests including MP Ann Cryer, the Town Mayor and Deputy Mayor, the National Commissioner for England and the Regional Commissioner were all full of praise for cast and crew. The letters page in the following weeks Keighley News was also full of praise.

Beaver Quiz

Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-10-18 01:13:24

The Beaver quiz was another huge success this weekend, held at Fell Lane teams from all corners of the District answered questions on varying topics. 

Congratulations to the winners, 14th Keighley Haworth (Pictured) and also to 2nd Keighley 2nd Riddlesden (second place) and 11th Keighley Cullingworth (third).

Scout / Explorer Monopoly Run

Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-10-11 01:13:56

One of the most bizarre Scout competitions is the monopoly run. Teams accompanied by an adult use public transport to navigate around the "Keighley Monopoly Board" earning monopoly money for each location the visit. Community chest and chance cards also gave extra points. It was a fantastic completion which all teams enjoyed immensely even if it did leave behind several bemused members of the public! 

Pictured left are a team from 14th Keighley Haworth who have been sent to Jail! 

Winners in the Explorer teams were Keighley Explorers B and in the Scouts 6th Keighley Oakworth, well done to everyone who took part. 

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Apex Extreme Challenge

Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-09-27 01:14:14

The Apex Extreme Challenge is the North of England's, biggest, toughest and most respected Explorer / Network Competition. Teams of 4 compete in a three day event that includes night evasion, orienteering, high ropes, team work, army assault courses and more. 

The October 2008 event was held at Langdale end part of Dolby Forest in North Yorkshire and attracted 72 teams from across the UK. Keighley entry from Cobbydale network Unit finished in Second place with 1815 points just nine behind the winners from Coventry. Well done.

Cobbydale Clomp

Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-09-20 01:14:32

The Cobbbydale Clomp is a 7 mile incident hike open to Cubs (with a leader), Scouts and Guides. This years event was a round about route from Riddlesden to Silsden with teams stopping at bases including shaving balloons, a kims game, human sheep herding and more. 

For the first time in many years all teams completed the course winners were: Guides: Oakworth, Cubs: 2nd Keighley 2nd Riddlesden, Scouts: 2nd Keighley 2nd Riddlesden. Congratulations to all who took part.

Cub / Scout / Explorer Shooting Competition

Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-08-23 01:14:55

The District Target Shooting Competition was revived this year and extended to the Cub Section. Over 80 young people from the District took part with Ingrow winning the Cubs (pictured), Oakworth the Scouts and Beth Olsson the Explorers which was done as an individual competition. 

Shooting is an Olympic sport, with an excellent safety record. All competitors were taught how to handle a rifle safely as well as the dangers of improper use.

Challenge Flag

Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-08-07 01:15:25

Despite a very wet start that led to the first night of the camp being cancelled and the Camp Cook being postponed the challenge flag was once again a great success. Sunshine decorated the Saturday which saw the Districts most important Scout Competition, 8 teams completed team building and traditional Scouting Competitions in a bid to get points. The results were very close but 6th Keighley Oakworth did a clean sweep taking the top three places! Congratulations. 

A majority of the teams then camped over Saturday night and enjoyed a different more relaxed than normal atmosphere on Sunday.

Who are they?

Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-07-31 01:15:49

This photo of a Scout Group in Keighley was handed to us this week, we're not sure which group it is or when it was taken. Can anyone help us? Email the website team from the contact page if you can.

Gangshow Camp

Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-07-26 01:16:11

The Gangshow preparations stepped up a gear with this camp for all cats and crew. A video "Is this the way to Blackhills Scout Camp?" was filmed and casting was completed. Importantly all members of the cast got along and a good team spirit developed.

District Scout Hub Camp

Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-07-19 01:16:29

Blackhills was the venue for the first District Scout Hub Camp 70 Scouts from across the district completed a weekend camp with activities including, absailing, crate climbing, archery, shooting and many more. Despite it being a tad moist on the Saturday fun was had by all.

Cub Quiz

Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-06-14 01:16:51

June saw the 2008 Cub Quiz take place, many teams entered answering general knowledge and scouting questions. The winners were 2nd Keighley 2nd Riddlesden with 159 points, in second were 23rd Keighley St Annes with 144 points and in 3rd were 14th Keighley Haworth on 141 points. Congratulations to all who entered.

Network highest in England

Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-06-01 01:17:10

Members of Keighley's highly successful Network unit, Cobbydale, spent the night at the highest campsite in England at the top of Scafell Pike. They were running a checkpoint for the Virgin Media 3 peak challenge and saw over 30 teams through without incident. Network is the Oldest Section of Scouting for 18-25's and is open to new members of the movement. Contact Cobbydale Network through the Contact page for more info.

District Development Weekend

Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-05-24 01:17:38

This was a first in Keighley, indeed the county, the District Team and Group Scout Leaders met together in the beautiful surroundings of High Trenhouse Management Creativity Center near Malham Tarn. The event was made possible by generous grants from a few sources, thanks to everyone who supported us. 

It wasn't all fun and games though, a lot of hard work was put into the District Development Plan and we now have an exciting blue print for the future of Scouting in Keighley. Everyone who went will agree that it was an incredibly beneficial experience that will benefit the young people of Keighley immensely.

Scout Shuffle

Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-05-17 01:17:58

12 teams from across the District entered the 2008 Shuffle which is billed as "the biggest game of hide and seek you'll ever play". Teams of 4 or 5 Scouts had to navigate the 12 miles from Ogden Water in Denholme to Low Wood in Riddlesden without being caught by "hunter" leaders. 

Winners were 14th Keighley Haworth loosing three lives, although 2nd Keighley Riddlesden only lost two but arrived four minutes after the deadline. However Riddlesden did win the supported competition only loosing one life. 

Well done to everyone who took part, now put your feet up.


Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-04-19 01:18:46

Scouting is a volunteer lead organisation and once a year awards are given to some of those who have given exceptional, long or usually both service to the movement. This year the following more than deserved their awards, congratulations to them, and everyone else who makes this movement so special! 

Silver Acorn, 
Jeanette Young, District Commissioner. 

Medal of merit, 
Susan Dodds, 2nd Keighley 2nd Riddlesden 
Tim Powell, Badge Secretary and Keighley Scout Service Team 
Austin Duckworth, 23rd Keighley St Anne's 
Eileen Pickles, 1st Keighley Fell Lane 

40 Years Service 
Barbara Bradley, 2nd Keighley 2nd Riddlesden 

25 Years Service 
Teresa Davy, 11th Keighley Cullingworth 

15 Years Service 
Jason Metcalfe, Keighley Scout Service Team 
Joanne Ward, Assistant District Commissioner Cubs 
Simon Pullen, Scout Fellowship 

10 Years Service 
Helen Wild 

5 Years Service 
Sarah Wild

St Georges Day

Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-04-19 01:18:17

The biggest event of the Scouting year happened on the 20th April and once again we showed what we're made of an estimated 500 people filled St Anne's Church after Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network and leaders paraded up Cavendish Street lead by the city of Bradford pipe band. 

This year the service featured a review of the 2007 centenary, bringing back many memories from a memorable year.


Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-04-18 01:19:10

The annual 5-a-side competition took place as traditional on the Saturday before St Georges Parade and was well attended as always. Winners were, Beavers: 3rd Keighley Steeton and Silsden (left), Cubs: 2nd Keighley 2nd Riddlesden and Scouts: 1st Silsden St James. Congratulations to all winners runners up and everyone else.

Scout Indoor Cooking

Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-02-29 01:19:51

Saturday saw a good attendance for the Scout Indoor Cooking competition. Teams from around the District cooked a 3 course meal for 2 and were judged on the presentation, hygiene, menus and of course taste. They were foxed slightly by the surprise inclusion of Liver in the shopping bag but the overall winners Oakworth overcame this to take both the top spots.

Cub Challenge Flag

Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-02-29 01:19:30

Also on Saturday the District turned out in force for the Cub Challenge Flag. Three times current champions Riddlesden were overcome by a strong St Anne's Team who won the years most converted cub competition. Teams from all but one group took part in quiz's, problem solving tasks and games at Riddlesden URC Church on Bar Lane.

Sid Olsson 1924 - 2008

Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-02-21 01:20:08

It with great sadness that we report the death of Sid Olsson on the 13th February 2008 in Airedale General Hospital. Sid dedicated much of his adult life to Scouting holding many positions at both District and County level. He was most strongly linked to 19th Keighley Ingrow where he was Scout Leader and later GSL for many years. Through his wife Olga he was also involved with Guiding. 

The funeral will be held at St Johns Ingrow at 11:15am on the 22nd Feb (Thinking day) with the cremation at Oakworth for 12:15pm followed by a wake at the Golden Fleece in Oakworth. A collection will be held instead of Flowers with proceeds being spilt between Ingrow Scout & Guide group and Wynches. 

He will be sorely missed not only by Scouting but by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. He leaves his wife, 4 children and many grandchildren. Our thoughts are with his friends and family.

Scout Quiz

Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-01-20 01:20:40

The first competition of the year was the Scout Quiz held in Haworth on Saturday, Riddlesden answered general knowledge, nature, Scouting and music questions to take the title. Oakworth finished a close second and Haworth were third well done to everyone.

Happy New Year!

Added by:Daniel Mosby On: 2008-01-02 01:20:59

The Centenary may be over but now we're just counting down to our 100th Birthday in Keighley in 2010. However, that doesn't mean nothing will happen in 2008! There's a lot planned including the first District Gang Show, a District Scout Section Camp, more Sainsbury's and more again! We hope you have a great Scouting 2008 and if you've not joined yet why not make it your new years resolution to do so.