Did you enjoy West Yorkshire’s biggest ever camp? In May 2012 West Yorkshire Scouts hosted The BIG Camp at the Yorkshire Events Centre (Great Yorkshire Showground) where over 5000 young people and adults came together for 4 days of fun
The County Awards Ceremony will once again take place on 14th June at Bradford Cathedral for Scout, Explorers and Network members wanting to receive their Gold, Diamond, Platinum and Queens Scouts Awards. This is a fantastic opportunity to recognise the
Welcome to the pages for the World Scout Jamboree 2015 which takes place in Japan. Go Japanese See what the page looks in Japanese, you’ll be surprised !
WYS ON SHOW, the county gang show, is back for its next performance which takes place at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax with performances on Thursday and Friday, April 3rd and 4th then two performances on Saturday April 5th. Download
A BIG warm welcome to our Scouting county of West Yorkshire.
With over 9200 youth and adult members, Scouting continues to grow here in West Yorkshire creating new opportunities and adventures for our young people - and our adults too ! Our Scouting county comprises of fourteen districts from Wharfedale in the North to Huddersfield South West and Holme Valley in the South. With a mixture of inner city Scouting in Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield and rural Scouting in the outlying communities, we cater for the needs of all young people - whatever their background mught be.
Our vision is simple - to provide safe and challenging activities for young people with plenty of fun and friendship along the way.
Whether you seek the adventure of the great outdoors, the challenge of a new activity or just want to share fun and time together - we have something for everybody. With ten activity centres and two watersports centre , we offer plenty of ways to experience the Scouting adventure. So, if you are looking for a something different, why not join in our Scouting family today for the adventure of a lifetime.
Kon’nichiwa, Yokoso, (hello and welcome) from unit 49.
So this is the first official blog from unit 49 about our training and time together as a scouting family unit. We are currently working on a contingent identity (the hammer time porcupines is being bandied about but its not concrete)
We have had selection days and a get together day but this is the first time we have spent a long period of time together in an enclosed space (and a few hours in torrential down pour).
So we stayed at Scammonden Activity Centre, to get into the jamboree swing of things all meals were prepared by the scouts (under the watchful eyes of leaders of course…having said that the Yorkshire puddings under the charge of one of the leaders ended up a bit charred) Including a three course meal with table cloths, peace crane serviettes and sparkling fruit juice.
We had guests from West Yorkshire County Scouts sharing our meal, which seems only fair as they have shared the journey with us so far. We spent some of the camp trying to create our identity by creating a logo and talking about how we should treat each other. We created a code of conduct that will last from now until our reunion camp after our jamboree experience. We are trying to practice skills that will come in handy for the jamboree, some navigating (in heavy downpour) and pioneering (some successful attempts).
Visits from previous contingent members really brought to reality what we were doing. Some excellent advice well absorbed by the unit will go on to serve us well.Most importantly we had time to get to know each other, every participant, leaders included. It was pleasing to see every one get on, have fun and show signs of bonding together as a unit.Whether we are the hammer time porcupines or not Yorkshire will be well represented in 2015.
Lastly a thank you to the leaders, despite having full time jobs and managing their own groups they planned a successful and organised camp, so thank you Liz, Steve and Howard.
Keep up to date on the new Jamboree page, the link is on the menu at the top under Events or you can go to it from here !
Sayanora, sugu ni anata osansho shite kudasi (good bye and see you soon)
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