2 Dec 2013

Have you and your pack booked for the South Yorkshire Activity weekend?
Due to the huge demand for places we have today spoken with Kingswood and arranged an extension for bookings.  We will need to confirm figures by 15th January to pay by 20th January AT THE LATEST.
So far we have:
14th Rotherham
215th Hallam
270th Norfolk
61st Don
2nd Barnsley
15th Barnsley
Approx. numbers so far 130
If you need anymore details please do not hesitate ton contact me.
Many thanks
Lynn Moore
County Administrator South Yorkshire Scouts
Tel: 0114 246 8551 Web: www.syscouts.org.uk
Email: admin@syscouts.org.uk
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28 Nov 2013

Hi All,
I just wish to let you know about the new DC team for the Barnsley District in case you were not aware. Tina Langley is the new District Commissioner, with myself being the Deputy District Commissioner (Programme).
So let me just formally introduce myself for those who do not know me. My name is Paul Davis, I have been in scouting for nearly 20 years prominently as a Scout and an Explorer Scout Leader, I have also been the DESC for the past 12 months before my appointment to DDC. I have lots …

3 Sep 2012

Members of the 25th Barnsley (Barugh) scouts repairing the Butterfly Beach at Tittesworth water park.
Working with the Peak Park ranger service the scouts removed years of overgrowth, allowing better viewing of the butterfly habitat. The group were accompanied at the Marsh Farm residential centre by Scout Leader Charlie Wilkins.
Barugh scouts provide activities and training for 10 – 14 yr olds, meeting at Barugh Scout Hut, Dearne Hall Road, Low Barugh, thursday evenings, 7 to 9 pm. More details of scouting at Barugh can be obtained via Barnsley 388271 or CW014I7038@blueyonder.co.uk

20 Jul 2012

Greater Youth Involvement is a major part of the Scout Associations vision of Scouting in 2018. In South Yorkshire we have been quick to grasp this message and help our young people help shape the future. Part of this project is to find innovative and fun ways for all members of scouting to share views and make their voices heard. The Milkshake Bar is one way we hope to achieve this…..
Guest Blogger – DOMINIC MOORE
We were invited to the Penistone and Silkstone Scout Group’s “MUD CAMP” last weekend to run our …

18 Jun 2012

Sharon Berry Beaver Leader at 1st Barnsley (St Georges) Scout Group has been selected to run the Olympic Torch Relay at Ackworth, Nr Pontefract on Monday 25th June.
Supporters are invited to cheer her on! Sharon will run along the A628, Pontefract Road in Ackworth  from Meadow Way to Purston Lane/Brown Cow pub scheduled at 12.28pm
Please arrive early to get parked and avoid road closures etc
Photo credit: Tim.Garlick (Flickr) – Front of site

13 Jun 2012

Five teams from Barnsley took part in the very first Yorkshire Rose Challenge at Walesby Forest Scout Campsite. Teams from St Georges, Barugh, Lundwood, Penistone and Royston competed in an overnight series of challenges and had a great time. The Royston Team “Royston Rockets” narrowly missed out on the prizes by coming 4th overall. All teams had a great time and the organisers, Wharncliffe Scout Network  are planning to run a full weekend event next year.

22 May 2012

At a planning weekend in January the Penistone leader team jointly decided the project. They made sure that there Scout Community Week project would include all sections of the group and the parents of their members, have at its heart the community and would be a showcase of the very best of Scouting.
They decided to clean up a half a mile stretch of the Trans Pennine Trail in Penistone South Yorkshire and ask local business to sponsor their efforts. The group also decided to have a plant and bird box sale at Penistone scout hut.
Several …

17 May 2012

Barugh scouts relax on Stanage edge during a training walk last weekend, as part of the International Jamboree on The Trail (JOTT)
Abi Wade, Ben Dickinson, Jacob Kendrew, Joe Dickinson, Tom Collins and Will Harding practised with a map and compasses, accompanied by scout leaders Paul Sykes and Charles Wilkins.
Barugh scouts provide activities and training for 10 – 14 yr olds, meeting at Barugh Scout Hut, Dearne Hall Road, Low Barugh, thursday evenings, 7 to 9 pm. More details of scouting at Barugh can be obtained via Barnsley 388271 or CW014I7038@blueyonder.co.uk  
C J Wilkins
Scout Leader, …

13 May 2012

450 Scouts set to volunteer in Barnsley as Scout Community Week launches

 Replaces Scout Job Week after 20 year break
 Scouts from all across Barnsley are helping range of good causes such as cleaning up the Trans Pennine Trail, installing Bird Boxes and feeders, selling Bee Houses and Bird Boxes to the local community to promote wildlife
Movement’s half a million members asked to do one thing to help their local area
Part of a national campaign as Movement reaffirms its commitment to the community

As many as 450 Scouts are set to volunteer in the communities …

10 May 2012

The race night on the 19th April organised by Fitzwilliam Active Support raised a huge £560 for the Billingham Activity Centre. The organisers would like to thank all that supported the event and who came along on the night.
A highly enjoyable evening was had by all!