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19
Apr

Funding boost from Co-Op Community Fund!

Thornton Scout Group tonight gratefully received a cheque for £895 from Thornton Co-Op’s Community Fund. Over the last 4 months, 1% of takings from all Co-Op own brand purchases by members in-store have been set-aside to support local good causes. Thornton Scout Group received over one-third of this pot which will be used to support our […]

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10
Feb

Thornton’s First Beavers hit the Scout Section!

Thornton’s leadership team were delighted to hit an important milestone on Thursday 4th Feb, with the investiture into Scouts of the first of our Beavers since the section re-launched 4 years ago. 10 year old’s Maisie and Willow joined the newly formed Beaver Colony back in 2012, and having transitioned through Cubs made the next […]

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04
Jan

Happy New Year… and record numbers in the Group!

A Happy New Year to our members and followers! As is usual at this time of year our annual Census has been undertaken, with a record 81 members registered for 2016 including Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Leaders and Assistant Leaders. Even with a decrease is numbers within the Scout Section, this total represents fantastic growth, particularly in […]

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05
Oct

Fantastic effort at Bag-pack event

Thornton Scout Group were lucky enough yesterday to take part in a Bag-Pack event, held at Morrisons in Bradford City Centre. Formally a regular event within the Group Calendar, having not undertaken such an event for  a number of years, we were delighted to collect a fantastic total of  £580.65! Assistant Scout Leader Pete Wilkinson […]

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21
Apr

Monopoly mayhem as Scouts race across Yorkshire!

22 of Thornton’s Scouts were recently seen racing across West Yorkshire as they tested their mapwork skills and transport planning as 5 teams from Thornton competed in a Monopoly Challenge event. Each Team of Scouts were supplied with a leader, a West Yorkshire Day-Rover for use on public transport, and a Monopoly board detailing a […]

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13
Apr

Happy Hunting for Beavers and Cubs at Blackhills!

Members of Thornton’s Beaver and Cub Sections had a fantastic day out today at Blackhills Scout Campsite where they took part in the Bradford North annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event, which saw Beavers and Cubs from accross Bradford take part in a number of activities and challenges is always a firm highlight in our […]

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24
Mar

A thanks to Igloo Coolers

A huge thanks to our friends at Igloo Coolers in Arizona, USA, who’ve very kindly donated us some replacement locks for one of our coolboxes. The parts worth approximately $75 were sent through to us after Steve sent them a letter asking for advice on replacements as he couldn’t find stock of the required parts […]

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08
Mar

A successful night at the (Pig) Races!

After some last minute course design by a Group of our Scouts on Thursday evening, and some intensive Pig training / running down of batteries on Friday, Saturday 8th March approached for our first Pig Race night. Around 50 members of all sections from the group, plus various other supporters attended Thornton Cricket Club for […]

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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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