Here we are at the end of a very eventful year where we have seen a return to normality and continued the great work Scouting does so well.

A huge thank you to all of our volunteers for all the hard work and dedication they have put in over the last 12 months. It is clear that working together we have given all our adults and young people enjoyable experiences and memories to last a lifetime.

In North Leeds there have been some truly amazing events and activities across all sections; there have been nature trails for Squirrels, paddle boarding for Cubs and of course the 19th Frosty Camp recently held at Wike. Across the District we have continued to make an impact in our communities through volunteering with the Half Marathons & 10km races as well as our Explorers making and distributing hampers to the elderly around Roundhay.

This year also saw the return of the Six Dales competition with a very successful event held as always in September - and we can’t wait to welcome even more teams in 2023.

Happy New Year!

Stacy, Max and Joseph

We’re proud to share that two members from North Leeds, Matthew Simpson, a Scout Leader at 19th St Chad’s and Joseph Fletcher, our District Chair were amongst 165 young people aged 18-25 selected across the UK to be involved with Operation Feather as part of the Scouts, supporting all of those wishing to pay their final respects to Her Majesty The Queen.

Over the course of the last week, Scouts have been working around the clock in three 8-hour shifts across Victoria Tower Gardens, Tate Britain and Archbishop's Gardens to engage with members of the public, providing aid and encouragement, collecting for food banks, and getting them ready for the final stretch into the Palace of Westminster.

They both reflect that is has been an honour to have had the opportunity to do their 'duty to the Queen', fulfilling the promise they made throughout their time in Scouts as well as being able to both pay their respects as well.

Scouts #TheQueue as it enters Victoria Tower Gardens

The Scouts have a long history of supporting the nation and serving our communities and we’re proud of both of them for stepping up to represent North Leeds and Scouts nationally at this important and historic occasion.

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