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26
Feb

Dragon Boating First for Thornton’s Scouts

A first for Thornton, when 7 of out Scouts had the opportunity to attend Doe Park Water Activities Centre in Denholme to undertake a Dragon Boating Session. A spell on Doe Park in February isn’t for the faint-hearted, and after a not so methodical start and some excellent instruction our Scouts soon started to gather […]

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09
Feb

Thornton Scouts social night announced with a night at the (Pig) Races

    Thornton Scout Group are delighted to announce a group event which is open to all group members, family and friends, which will be held at the family friendly venue of Thornton Cricket Club on Saturday 8th March. Further details will be sent home to all parents over the next week, however a promotional […]

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25
Jan

Thornton represented at 19th Australian Rover Moot in Western Australia!

Two of Thornton’s leaders were fortunate enough to represent the United Kingdom at the recent 19th Australian Rover Scout Moot held in Fremantle, Western Australia between 30th December and 11th January. This was the third time that Thornton had representation at an Australian Rover Moot, having previously attended events in Sydney (2006-7) and Adelaide (2010-11). […]

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21
Dec

Christmas in Full Swing at Thornton!

It’s been a busy week here at Thornton with Christmas activities in full swing across the group! On Monday our Beavers and Cubs held their annual Christmas Party in our meeting hall, where chaos and party games ensued! We had some fantastic fancy dress outfits, examples of which (including our best dressed winners) can be […]

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09
Dec

Scouts enjoy annual Gliding day at Sutton Bank

After several cancellations due to poor weather, 6 of Thornton’s Scouts finally managed to participate in our annual Gliding trip in early December. It may have been a cold day on top of Sutton Bank, but each of them thoroughly enjoyed the experience as always – many thanks are passed to all the instructors from […]

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10
Nov

Thornton Scout Group attend annual Service of Remembrance

      Members of Thornton Scout Group awoke this morning to glorious sunshine for the Thornton Branch RBL’s annual Service of Remembrance. With a fantastic turnout of 68 Youth Members, plus around a dozen leaders and other adult volunteers , the group had a fantastic presence at this important event within our calender. On […]

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06
Nov

Thornton Scout Group honored by donation from Skipton Building Society.

Thornton Scout Group were this week honored to be voted by the public as a winner in the Skipton Building Society’s “Grassroots Giving Scheme” which celebrated the Society’s 160th Anniversary. Stacey Stothard, Corporate Communications Manager of the Skipton Building Society said: “Our Grassroots Giving initiative received a staggering 1,000 applications from community groups, clubs and […]

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28
Oct

Scary scenes at Blackhills on Scout Halloween Camp!

Dark nights, a breeze rustling through the trees, winter just around the corner… it’s time for our annual Halloween Camp! This year our Scouts stayed a little closer to home and spent the weekend at Blackhills. Pumpkin Carving, Baking, Ghost Walk, Naturalist badgework, Halloween party along with a couple of investitures – a busy weekend […]

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22
Oct

2 Thornton Leaders complete training courses to gain Wood Badges

Unseen to our Youth Members and most parents, all leaders in Scouting have to go though various training courses to ensure they are able to provide a balanced and varied programme in-line with the core values of the Scout Associations Core Objectives. With this in mind, the Leadership Team at Thornton are delighted to announce […]

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17
Oct

Thorntons Tractor Run Society present the group with £400!

Rain, Wind, mist… just what every good Tractor Run’s organisors spend weeks hoping will stay away from their event! However, in September that’s exactly what greated the participants of the annual Thornton Tractor Run. Now in it’s second year, the event is organised by a local committee who this year again chose to fundraise for […]

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