Could You Be Our New Scout Leader?

Could You Be Our New Scout Leader?

Would like the chance to go camping, potholing, climbing, sailing, hiking, zorbing, and maybe even parascending? 1st Ripley Scouts are on the lookout for a new Scout Leader to lead our growing Troop, planning and delivering an exciting programme as part of team of enthusiastic people. http://1stripleyscouts.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/HelpChangeLivesin2015mp4.mp4 As a section leader your energy, and creativity will help the Scouts have fun, develop their skills, make new friends and earn loads of badges and awards including the prestigious Chief Scout Gold Award. We have a fantastic group of leaders, and supporters that will help you with the planning and delivery of the programme. Scouting offers life changing adventure to over 450,000 people across the UK and over 80 in Ripley alone. But this only made possible by our talented teams of volunteers made up of people just like you! If you are interested drop us an email at info@1stRipleyscouts.org or give Ron Ashton a call on 01773...
National Scout Car Races 2016

National Scout Car Races 2016

Another trip to the races for 1st Ripley Scout Group’s Cubs, Scouts and Young Leaders. This year the National Scout Car Races were held just outside York at Tockwith and 1st Ripley took two teams of Cubs, two teams of Scouts and a team of Explorers/Young Leaders making 5 teams the highest number of people we have taken to the races before.   We travelled up in our new minibus on the Friday evening and got our tents set up on the campsite. By the time we had got all of the tents set up it was time for supper and bed to make sure that we were all ready for the races on Saturday. Saturday started with a cooked breakfast before the leaders started getting the cars ready and the paperwork organised. The weather was showery but that didn’t delay the race with the first race at half past nine. Then someone from our group was racing in almost every other race which kept the leaders busy getting people into the right place at the right time. Our Cubs, Scouts and Explorers were very consistent finishing around 3rd in most of the sprint races.   Rudi posted the second fastest time for a Cub during the sprint events and Roan posted he sixth fastest Explorer time which meant for the first time we got a driver into the championship races. After lunch we got stuck into the exciting Grand Prix races where in the team of four they had 15 minutes to post as many laps as possible changing driver every lap for cubs and every other lap for...
Falcon Pack June 2016

Falcon Pack June 2016

It has been another busy month for Falcon Pack as they started the month by playing games on Hammersmith park and having a go at racing the Scout Cars around the car park on Asher Lane at the end of the night we invested Joseph one of the new Cubs who have just moved up from Beavers. The following week we started working towards the team work and team leader badges by designing  games that each six had to run the following week. We had some very good game ideas including obstacle courses, a new parachute game, head cricket and many more. After designing the games the week after we ran the games that we had designed for the other cubs to play. Each six ran a game, with each cub having their own job which included reading the instructions and keeping score. By doing this we have got a lot closer to earning our teamwork and team leader challenge badges. Lastly we spent a very wet evening at Trent Lock Scout Activity Centre in Long Eaton kayaking on the River Trent. We all piled in the minibus and drove down to get very wet. We learnt how to paddle forwards, and backwards as well as turn around. Once we had mastered these we played a game where the team holding the rubber duck at the end of the time won.   We have another busy month ahead with the Scout Car Races and the Drum Hill Cubs100 Adventure camp to look forward and a huge thank you to the leaders who have helped out each week. Roll on July...
Falcon Pack May 2016

Falcon Pack May 2016

We have been working towards the World Challenge badge this month by going on a walk around Ripley to see what services local people could use. We spotted the library, the park, the ambulance station and lots more. One of the Cubs spotted 60 things! We finished off at Ripley’s Fish and Chip Shop at the bottom of Oxford Street where we all had chips. A big thank you to Ripley’s for their generous discount on the chips that we ordered.   The following week we carried on with the world challenge badge by making fat feeders for the birds in our gardens and looking at the Cub Scout promise and how we do our best, as well as what we could maybe do better at. We had a night making wesak lanterns, from the Buddhist festival. To make them we used bendy straws and lots of tissue paper, we had some realy good lanterns at the end of the night. The final week we tried to finish off as much of the totem pole as we could. A couple of the Cubs finished painting the head we have made from paper mache, while everyone else made lots and lots of paper ribbons which we will use whenever anyone gets a badge, they can write their name and the badge they have got and stick it to the totem pole. We finished May off with a weekend full of adventure at Walesby Forest for their Cubs100 camp. Three nights camping over 30 different activities, and not a lot of sleeping. The leaders now have 28 badges to give out...