Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Annual General Meeting 2014

September sees the start of the new scouting term for all members, new and old.  Beavers, cubs and scouts will be looking forward to enjoying a wide range of activities, including narrow boat trips, camping and craft activities. The leaders and young leaders spend a long time ( and a lot of energy) planning the activity programmes and are very grateful for the help and support offered by parents and helpers on either a regular or ad hoc basis and volunteers are most  welcome.

September is also the time for our Annual General Meeting and you are invited to attend.  This year it will be held
on Wednesday 24th September at 7pm @ The Sidings, Shay Lane, Crofton, This is a chance for scouts, cubs, beavers,  parents, helpers and members of the general public to hear about what the group has been doing over the past year, for us to present our financial report and for members to be voted onto the executive committee. If you are interested in taking more of a 'backseat' role but would still like to support the young people of Crofton, Sharlston and surrounding area then perhaps a place on our exec committee is for you. We are currently in the need of parent representation on our committee.

If you would like more information on volunteering as either a leader or helper or would like to join the exec committee then please get in touch. And it goes without saying that  any young people out there aged 6-14 who would like to join our vibrant and active group are very, very welcome.

Scout Leaders Ice Bucket Challenge

As the Ice Bucket challenge fever is taking hold, our scout leaders didn't escape the nominations and  take their turn at getting a little wet, although some a little more dramatic then others.  Full videos can be viewed on the gallery pages.

All for a good cause, if feel like donating some cash for a worthy cause visit:

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Challenge 14 Central Yorkshire County Camp


Wow Wow Wow, what an amazing camp.  Over 3700 scout members from Central Yorkshire camped at Bramham Park for an unforgettable camp.  Friday night Cubs and Scouts had a traditional fun fair for entertainment, all rides for free including Free hot dogs.  During the night (whilst some were sleeping!!) the fun fair was cleared away and the activities set up for the Saturday & Sunday.  What an amazing and varied amount of activities they had to choice from, here are just a few I can remember: Zip Wire , Water slide , Segways, Bouncy castles, Bouncy castle slides, high ropes course, abseiling, grass sledges, SCOUT SKILLS, Bush tucker trail, bush craft skills, handmade crafts, rodeo bull, driving simulator, cave bus, human table football, fire engine visit with demonstration, water maze, mountain bikes, bouldering wall, crate stacking, log saw challenge, shooting, archery, and much much more.... these are just the once I can remember.

A big thank you to all our young members who attended, their attitude, behaviour and enthusiasm made this a very enjoyable camp.  A big thank you goes out to all our adult leaders and helpers, from those who came to help pack trailers, pitch tents the night before and who stayed over the weekend, you know who you are and we couldn't have done it with out you.  An even bigger thank you to the county team who organised this event for our members, young and old, to enjoy, we will see you at Challenge 2017.

See our Gallery for more photos, here are a few..........

Monday, July 14, 2014

Scouts update

Our action packed programme over the last two months included archery, learning fire lighting skills, cooking on open fires, orienteering at Newmiller Dam. We have also camped twice, once at Silverwood Campsite and with the Beavers and Cubs at the Challenge 14 Central Yorkshire County Scout Camp at Bramham Park, where our Scouts took part in activities such as ZipWire, riding a Segway, skinning rabbits,Abseiling, High Ropes, Crafts, Climbing, Water Slides and enjoyed fireworks and a funfair.

Scouting is open to girls and boys aged 10 and a half to 14.

For more information please contact David Hodgkinson ( 

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Challenge 14 County Camp

Crofton Scout Group are proud to be attending the Central Yorkshire County Camp, Challenge 14.  Over the weekend 3000 scout members are expected to be attending from Central Yorkshire, for a huge range of fun and adventures activities to take part in.
Our camp will be made of 43 young members, made up from 12 Beavers, 15 Cubs and 16 Scouts all to attend this fantastic weekend.
Lets hope the sun shines!!!

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Beaver Scouts news

Beaver Scouts is for both girls and boys aged 6 - 8yrs old.

Monday Beaver Colony is now full.

We still have places available on a Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm at Sharlston.

We have lots of fun activities planned along with day trips and a sleepover at The Deep in Hull.

If you would like your son or daughter to join Beaver Scouts please contact Kriss Athey  email  or Julia Scott.