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Welcome to 1st Ripley Scouts

Based in Ripley, Derbyshire we are a scout group in the Ripley and Heanor District with two Beaver colonies, a Cub Pack and a Scout Troop.

Please explore our website to see what our young people have been up to, and events and activities that are coming up.

You can now subscribe to our news feed through RSS, follow us on Twitter and join our group on Facebook. We also have a new calendar system making it easier to see fundraising events and activities that are coming up.

If you want to contact the group please use the form on the contact us page and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you have any feedback, problems or photos please contact


Over 50 people had a great night at our annual Christmas Bingo, we also raised a £150 as an added bonus. Thanks to everyone for their support this evening and we hope you have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!   read more

Beaver Leader Earns Her Stripes

Our new Beaver Leader, Julie Ann, has completed her adult training and was awarded her wood badge last week at Ripley and Heanor Districts Beaver Toy service. A wood badge is awarded after an adult had completed all of their training, giving them the skills they need to provide Skills for Life to Ripley’s Beaver Scouts.  Sarah Allen, lead volunteer for Ripley and Heanor said “A wood badge represents a lot of hard work in a volunteers own time, and it’s really great to acknowledge Julie Ann’s effort.” If you would be interested in lending a helping hand why not drop us an email at... read more