Ambulance Visit and more for Alpha Pack in January

Ambulance Visit and more for Alpha Pack in January

Alpha Cub Pack have been involved in making items from paper mache and enjoyed a trip to Ripley Ambulance station, where they were shown around the emergency vehicles and the equipment the paramedics use. They got to sit in the vehicles and switch on the flashing lights! They have been making Totem poles our of wood to take to the Cub’s centenary camp in July. Helen Monk came for a visit and gave a talk on Rabbi Burns telling a story using various items and toys. they finished off the meeting making mashed potatoes and eating...
National Scout Car Races 2015 – Blackpool

National Scout Car Races 2015 – Blackpool

Cubs, Scouts and Young Leaders from 1st Ripley Scout Group have been enjoying themselves in Blackpool over the 3rd, 4th and 5th of July when they went to the National Scout Car Races which was held in Blackpool this year. 8 Cubs, 4 Scouts and 4 Explorer Scouts/Young Leaders took part in the event on the 4th July racing against Scouts from all over the country around a 400 metre track in friendly competition. After the racing we all went into Blackpool for Fish and Chips and a look around the arcades, beaches and piers. Next year the event is going to be held in York and the Scouts can’t wait to race again. There are loads of photos on our Facebook page from the weekend and also a couple of videos...

Superhero Cubs at Spring Bank

The Cubs had a fantastic time at Drum Hill over the Spring Bank weekend at the Spring Bank Camp, where the theme this year was Superheroes and Villains. We camped with Cubs and Scouts from Erewash and Codnor. Throughout the course of the weekend the Cubs took part in a huge number of the activities on offer such as climbing, abseiling, air rifle shooting, caving, mountain biking, craft activities, discos, gunge a leader, archery and many, many more. We would like to say a huge thank you to the leaders from Erewash, Codnor and Ripley without who, the Cubs wouldn’t have been able to attend and have such a fantastic time. The weekend camp also saw the Cubs make use of the new tents recently purchased by the group after a generous donation from Gillian Gamble, a former leader with the group.             All of the photos from the camp are on our facebook...
Cubs Earn Highest Award and Cub/Scout Quiz

Cubs Earn Highest Award and Cub/Scout Quiz

Two Cubs, Dillon Ault and Mark Hawley have achieved the Chief Scout Silver Award, the highest award a Cub can gain in Scouting. They were presented with the award at the Annual Ripley and Heanor District Cub and Scout Quiz held at the Headquarters of 1st Ripley Scout Group on Tuesday 3rd March 2015. To achieve the award both Cubs have had to work hard to get the Creative, Community, Fitness, Global, Outdoor and Promise Challenge badges which are part of the requirements for the Silver Award. Meanwhile in the quiz the our Cub/Scout teams (two cubs and two scouts per team) did very well against the Cubs and Scouts from Swanwick, Sitwell, Codnor, and Loscoe, with one team finishing in 3rd place and the other in 5th place. Congratulations to Mark and Dillon on their award and both Cub/Scout teams for their great performance during the...