10th Morley (Drighlington) Scout Group
10th Morley (Drighlington) Scout Group

History in Photos

Cubs repeat swimming trophy success 1980


Drighlington Cub Scouts can proudly boast a first class swimming team and for the second year running, the pack has won the Harry Broadbent Memorial Trophy at the Morley District Scouts and Cubs Swimming Gala.

The event was held at Morley swimming baths, and amidst great excitement, the trophy was handed over to the pack by the District Commissioner, Dr Vernon Sykes. The official presentation took place on Friday however, when Cub Scout leader Mrs Christine Day presented the large shield to the boys.

A team of about 20 cubs from Drighlington pack competed for the trophy against members of nine other packs from the Morley district. The boys displayed competence in a wide variety of swimming strokes and feats which included, the traditional backstroke, freestyle and breaststroke as well as an obstacle race.

Commenting on the gala, Mrs Day said: "The boys put in a lot of effort and were worthy winners. I am very proud of them - it is quite an achievement to win the event twice in a row. It was very pleasing to see the number of parents who came along to support all the boys - Cubs and Scouts - who took part. The pool side was crowded with spectators."

A Visit to the Smithy (Oct 83)


A party of 12 Drighlington Cubs enhoyed a glimpse of the traditional English blacksmith at work when they visited Silverdale Farm in Leeds. The visit was part of a 12-month project for the World Conservation Badge. Smithy = Henry Priestley.


Can you remember visiting, can you spot anybody you know in the photo?

Cub Drighlington Gala Float 1980

Remember the days when prior to the start of the Drighlington Gala local group paraded the streets of the village on decorated floats.


This picture shows the Cubs 1980 winners, with their themed float named "The Coal Miners"


It used to be an annual event with other years floats being based around "Pirates on the High Seas" and "So Many Shopping Days to Christmas".


This year the Parish Council is again trying to revive the tradition for the street parade prior to the Gala and the leaders have already got some ideas on what their floats theme will be based on.


Do you remember parading as a Scout or Cub, are you in the picture, or can you name anybody? If so send us an email.

TV personality starts sponsored walk (cica 1977)


Beautiful sunshine was enjoyed by all those taking part in a sponsored walk organised by the Drighlington Scout and Guide Association on Adwalton Moor on Sunday Afternoon.

About 70 scouts, cub scouts, brownies, guides and leaders from Drighlington took part in the walk, the money raised by their efforts going towards the equipping and furnishing of their new headquarters in the village. 


Mr Paul Luty who stars in the Yorkshire television comedy show "Love thy Neighbour" was the guest opener of the walk.


As a mark of appreciation for attending the walk. Mr David Slack presented Mr Luty with an inscribed tankard on behalf of the Drighlington Scout and Guide Association.


About two-thirds of the walkers completed the maximum 14 laps of the half-mile circuit around Adwalton Moor and the amount of money should be in the region of between £250 and £300.


Do you remember the walk, did you take part?

Cubs efforts to restore vandal hit Scout Hut (Aug1987)

When 10-year-old Christopher heard that his Scout hut had been completely desecrated by vandals causing £500 damage, he knew exactly what he wanted to do.


He went straight to Akela, Christine Day, and asked if he could organise a jumble sale to raise funds.


"I just wanted to help put some of the bingo prizes back", admitted Chrisopher.


Chrisopher had only been a member of the group for just over 12 months and amazed everyone when he asked if he could help out. It was a lovely gesture and raised over £40. He began by collecting some of his old toys from home and putting them out to sell on a stall outside Days pet shop, then his mother donated some of her jumble to the stall.


  • Does Chrisopher still live in the village?
  • Does anybody know the other person in the photo?
  • Did anybody remember buying something from the stall?

If you do then email us at drighlington.scouts@ntlworld.com 


Picture 1,Scouts New HQ opened, 

At the opening of the new Drighlington Scout Headquarters Drighlington on Saturday 18th February, Left: Mr D Smith, Mr P Blackburn, Mrs M Smith, Mr I Slack, Mr B Wright,Mrs W Ross, Mr L Adams, Mrs C Day.

Who else attended ? let us know your story.


Picture 2, Opening of new HQ for Scouts (circa 1960)

​The Vicar of Drighlington (the Rev R D Baxter) opening the new headquarters of the Drighlington Parish Church Scout Group which he also dedicated last Friday. The premises were formerly an old coach-house.

Where were these premises, are you pictured in the photo? lets make a list of boys and leaders who attended.


Picture 3, Cub presention of awards

Pictured at the offical opening on Saturday 18th Feb of Drighlington Scout, Guide and Cub headquarters from left, District Commissioner Dr V Sykes, Mrs Day, (Cub Mistress), Mr D Slack, Two Cub Scouts who were presented with their Gold Arrow Awards were Julian Blacker and Russel Day.

Who is the Gentleman on the far right, What are the two Cubs doing now? contact us and tell your story.

Group News

Remberance  Day Parade

District Parade

Meet at Yorkshire Bank in Morley

 at 10.15 

Parade starts at 10.30

Parade to the Cenotaph,

finish approx 12 noon.

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