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2nd—Cub Cooking It may be cold outside; sub-zero at times, but that doesn't stop Scouting ! After 1st– 3rd—India Training all, it's just another opportunity for adventure and fun with a difference ! Over the last month I've visited two great events around our county - the Viking Camp 9th—10th— Explorers GO day at Bradley Wood and the Brass Monkey Camp at Blackhills. And what great 15th—17th—Explorers Xposure events they were - the roar of Nordic voices, axe throwing, the construction of 24th—Scout Cooking Viking equipment and long boats and survival skills in arctic conditions were just a few of the great activities our young people had the opportunity 20th Explorer Archery / Shooting Comp to experience. So, a BIG thank you to the 21st—St Georges Day Parades teams of adults who left the warmth of their own homes to put on these great events for our young people. February has also seen a great County Cub Awards 4th—Cub Water Day Green Withens Day at Bradley wood attended by many 11th—Monopoly Run young people across our County. Lots of 18th—19th—Scout Water Day Green fun and a great way for our young people Withens to earn their awards. So, again, a BIG thank you to all those involved. As an update, planning is now well underway For further details see the website for our 65th Birthday including our Service of Celebration at Bradford Cathedral in June and the Big Build event later that month. Watch out for more information over the next week or so. If you are looking for something different, watch out for the City of Bradford Gang Show early March when the talent and commitment of both our young people and adult is once more on display ! It is sure to be a great show and a fun night out for all who attend. Good luck to the cast and adults for opening night ! So, all the best for your Scouting in March when the daffodils return with the warm, dry sunny weather you wish !

We are looking

Do you have any photos of past county events that you’d be willing to share ? - we’re looking for photos of events over the last 65 years for the Service of Celebration, particularly prior to the year 2000. If you have any you’d be willing to share please email to celebration@wyscouts.org.uk

to develop a te am of scouting singing / perfor people to form ming group to a Scouts 65th Bi perform at Wes rthday Celebrat t Yorkshire ion at Bradford June 2013. Any Cathedral on 8t one can regist h er to join this Scout to Adult project from Be Leader / SAS M av er em be r. As well as pe we are wantin g to form a ba rformers, nd to provide We are recruitin the music g team membe rs throughout February and March. Two re hearsals are pl anned: Sunday May 12 th and Sunday M ay 19 th at Brad ley Wood – 2. 00 – 4. 00 pm and then the pe rformance is on 8th June at Br adford Cathedral. See flyer for m

ore details, to register contac t scoutsaloud@wysco uts.org.uk Available to book for your Cub Pack or Scout Group Taster sessions available for learning to kayak. Suitable for Cubs Scouts and Explorers A maximum of 14 people per session The venue is Batley Sports and Tennis Centre All equipment is provided. All coaches are qualified BCU or UKCC kayak/canoe coaches Cost per session £60. Sessions run on 10/3,17/3,and 24/3between 7-8 (Sunday evenings) To book please contact Elaine Clough at eniclough@aol.com


The show is being held at Bingley Arts Centre, Bingley, Bradford between 7th and 9th March and has a cast of 50 young people from Bradford North, South and Aire Valley. Tickets are £8 as per booking form. Please come and support our show! www.bradfordscoutsshow.co.uk See attached poster for more details

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We are a new network based in the Holme Valley called Udder Side o’ ‘ill. We are looking for new members from the Holme Valley & surrounding districts if you would like to know more information please contact Simon Townsend on 07515586363. We meet every other Monday at 7.45pm and start our meetings from 6th Holme Valley Scout Hut which is in Honley. You can find us on facebook or our email address is: uddersideoill@hotmail.co.uk I have also attached a poster for our up & coming fund raising event which is a quiz with pie & pea supper.

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Bradley Wood 14 /15th September 2013 Cost £15 per cub. Any cub who has earned their silver award during September 2012 to July 2013 can attend this once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate their achievement and the 65th Birthday of West Yorkshire Scouts. Come and camp like they did 65 years ago. For further information contact Wendy on cubs@wyscouts.org.uk

We are actively seeking new members to the Counties committees particularly from those aged under 25. It is important that all our decisions are representative of our membership and you can therefore play a key role as well as gaining some valuable personal experience. Each committee meets about 6 times a year.

Could you help w ith the developm ent of West Yorkshire Sc out Network? We are looking for someone to take on the role of County Sc out Network Ad to r, do you have an Contact Matt on - Network@wyscouts.org.uk or ministraeye for detail? A passion for deve Scouting? This is 07984033551 for more info loping a flexible role w ith no set time co ment so can fit ro mmitund other comm itments. If you’re ed contact Matt interestTurner via netw or k@wyscouts.org jor ma re .u k mo o tw th allenge returns wi mbers. The comme This year the Apex Ch ork tw Ne ut Sco d Explorers an a huge event in Deradventure events for tenth birthday with its ed rat eb cel ich petition, wh a landmark event at start its 11th year with ll wi ril. er, tob Oc in re byshi hire on 13th - 14th Ap ~~~~~~~ t Park in Nottinghams to take d cte pe ex s tor eti Sherwood Pines Fores mp co 0 40 d un Brighouse District would like to invite you to a aro r with West Entry is in teams of fou ny of them are from ma ar ye ch celebration of the life and Scouting of Steve Pratt ea d an , UK park from across the bruary. For full Fe who passed late last year. in e lin on en op Yorkshire. Entries ms - head to details and entry for om/ The event will be held at Bradley Wood Scout .co.uk or facebook.c www.apexchallenge Campsite on Saturday 6th July and will start at apexchallenge. 2pm.We do hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend. s ard Aw ty en for the Coun Bookings are now op If you wish to attend please could you inform Colin ed poster). ach att e Knightley by emailing: Ceremony (se Dia , um tin Pla ld, Go Scouts safeguarding@wyscouts.org.uk so a total number To receive your Chief the at e Jun ut Award on 8th mond or Queens Sco of attendees can be calculated. the via e lin on ok please bo Service of Celebration county website.

Submissions should be sent to wysmail@wyscouts.org.uk Deadline 10th of the Month


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