December’s Activities

December saw the Cubs undertake a night hike from the Scout Hut, over the reservoir to Butterley Train Station and then across the fields and up the Coach Road to McDonalds for Chips on the 1st December. The night hike finished off the requirements for the Navigator badge with the Cubs being presented with their badges at our last meeting. On the 8th December to get in the Christmassy mood we made chocolate Christmas decorations by melting chocolate and getting it to set around some strawberry lace. We then decorated them with the hundreds and thousands and other chocolatey bits. The next task was to create reindeer dust to get the reindeers to stop by our houses on Christmas Eve, we mixed oats, and glitter together, and then wrote a reindeer poem to tie around the top of the bag. Also tonight we were given £5 vouchers from the Committee as a Christmas present. For our last meeting before Christmas we went bowling in Alfreton at the Genesis Centre and at the end we got presented with the Navigator Stage 1 Badges that we have been working towards since October and also Hikes Away Badges for the night hike we did a couple of weeks ago. Ethan was awarded his Martial Arts badge and our leaders and young leaders were given Christmas presents for all of their help and hard work they have put in since we started in November. If you would like to get involved and join Scouting and take part in all of these fun and exciting activities as a Cub or as a Leader then...
Falcon Packs November Report

Falcon Packs November Report

Falcon Pack’s first month of meetings has been an busy one. In the first meeting the Cubs all wrote down what they would like to do on post it notes, it gave the leaders a lot of ideas on what we can do after Christmas. Then we played conkers trying to smash our opponents conkers to become the winner. On the 10th November we had a go at dry swimming in the hall. Swimming up and the down the hall in a relay race, without water and then creating a map of the scout hut as we started working towards the navigator stage 1 badge. We went to Drum Hill on the 3rd meeting to have a go a Archery, this was a great activity that everyone enjoyed, and we would like to thank the county archery team for running the activity for us. During the last week of November we continued working towards the Navigator stage one badge by learning some different map symbols and then locating the scout hut on the ordnance survey maps. Also during November we entered the District Football competition, we played really well and came in third place out of the six teams that entered. If you’d like to get involved as a helper/leader then get in contact via the join page and a member of the leadership team will be in contact or speak to one of the leaders on a section...
Peak 2015

Peak 2015

Everyone is home the washing is in the machine and we’re going to sleep in a proper bed for the first time in a week. It must mean that Peak 2015 has come to an end. Scouts from 1st Ripley and 3rd Codnor camped together in the Sixties Subcamp at the Golden gates end of the Chatsworth estate. The theme for this years’ peak was a Journey through time with each subcamp themed around a different time zone from Jurassic to Romans, and Imperial China to The Sixties. On Saturday 25th, everyone arrived to camp where the leaders had already set up the mess tent, cooking tent and sleeping tents. The kit was unpacked and the kettle was put on. The rest of the day consisted of exploring the site and seeing where all the different activities were located and what time the tuck shop opened. The Scouts all received their camp badges, neckers, hats, t-shirts, maps and bags. In the evening all 5000+ campers gathered in the main arena for the opening ceremony. Sunday was our subcamps day to compete in the sports competitions, we entered a team into the football and wheelchair basketball tournaments. Around lunchtime we happened to be in the right place at the right time as Bear Grylls visited the arena and the camp to wish us a great camp. One of the Scouts even got the Chief Scouts autograph on his t-shirt. Monday was when the fun really started to happen after a cooked breakfast and eggy bread the Scouts split up into small groups and went off around the activities, air rifle...

Peak 2015 Day 2

Our sixties subcamp weren’t on the main activities today. Instead we were competing in sports competitions. We had a team in the football and wheelchair basketball. After the football had finished a helicopter was spotted in the air. Bringing UK Chief Scout Bear Grylls to the campsite. We were all around the stage so got a good view when he came on stage. One of our scouts even got an autograph on his t-shirt. In the afternoon after sandwiches everyone went off again taking part in various activities such as abseiling, crate stacking, and craft activities. Even the leaders got involved with a go on the digger challenge and a chocolatiering course. For tea we had a Sunday roast and then went off around the site for the disco and cover bands on the main stage. Check in tomorrow for another...

Peak Day 1

The tents are set up and beds set up. This was our first day at Peak 2015.   After we’d all set up the Scouts went off exploring the site and meeting new people around us. Along the Peak Way they have been playing Ultimate Frisbee and Football. Everyone has now got their Peak campwear hat, t-shirt, badges, and Necker. At quarter past six we went off to the opening ceremony where all the subcamps and their songs were introduced.     Ill upload some photos tomorrow when I have a little more time. Tomorrow we are competing in wheelchair basketball and football...