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...
Sunday at Walesby

Sunday at Walesby

A much better night’s sleep last night than Friday! We started off with breakfast as usual, and off to the morning activities all around the site. With a lot of Cubs finding the craft tent and making their own bags as well as lots of other crafts. The Red Arrows Flight simulator thrilled the Cubs as they twisted and turned through the sky. At lunch time there was a street party in front of the main stage where all of the camp came together to have their lunch, followed by the Scout Radio team playing music. The BBC where also around with a camera so you might be able to see us on the news! In the afternoon the swimming pool opened and some very brave Cubs took a dip in what turned out to be a very cold swimming pool. Other Cubs tried their hand at Archery and flew down the zip wire with speed. After a dinner of chicken curry the Cubs were ambushed by the leaders with an array of water balloons. However this backfired when I ended up soaked more than the Cubs. In the evening all of the leaders had a go at the bag drop, but from the top board. Everything is saying don’t jump but you can’t argue with 33 Cubs chanting JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! Once the sky had gone dark the closing ceremony finished off with a amazing firework display. It didn’t take long for the Cubs to go to sleep tonight either, but we have an early start in the morning to get our kit all packed up ready for...

Scouts Super Spring Fayre Fundraiser

The Group held their annual spring fayre event this week at their headquarters on Hill Street. there was a lot going on with a book sale, tombola, raffle, and a cake stall run by our committee, and also stalls run by the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts like guess the sweets in the jar, making mini cross bows and also a coconut shy. Refreshments were being served by Julie, with ploughmans lunch, sausage rolls, and bacon sandwiches on the menu. At the end of the fayre the prize draw tickets that have been sold over the past few months were drawn. Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and if you have won something we’ll be in contact soon. The fayre and prize draw was very successful having raised a fantastic£985.40 to help towards ongoing running costs of the group and to fund new equipment for the sections. A massive thank you to everyone who came down to support us, donated prizes and bought raffle tickets, it is very much appreciated. Don’t forget that you can get involved yourself, the group is looking for enthusiastic adults to help support Scouting in Ripley, especially in relation to a group secretary and section leaders. If you think you’d like to get involved then please email mailto:info@1stRipleyScouts.orgmore...
Scout Group Gets Online Shop

Scout Group Gets Online Shop

1st Ripley Scout Group are pleased to announce that you can now buy “1st Ripley Scouts” branded items, and help raise funds for the group. Currently only T-Shirts are available at the moment with the Fleur de lis and 1st Ripley Scouts on the left breast. However work is also underway to bring personalised hoodies on sale soon, where you can choose to put your name on the back of your hoodie. If you have any other ideas for items that we could sell then let us know and we will consider them. You can order online at True Sporting Colours  ...
Falcon Pack’s February

Falcon Pack’s February

It has been another busy month for the Cubs in Falcon pack as they started the month finishing off their first aid stage two badge being taught how to apply bandages by Mary. Most of the Cubs have now finished their stage two first aid badge now and were presented with the badges on Pancake Day. As Pancake Day happened to fall on a Tuesday this year, (how lucky!) the newly selected sixers were given the instructions and ingredients for pancakes and then they had to show the rest of their six how to make the pancakes. Each six had their own stove and frying pan. We had honey, sugar, strawberry jam, cream, and Nutella for toppings. The cubs made some really good pancakes and had some wild and crazy toppings! Sugar, cream, chocolate sauce, and strawberry jam anybody? Our last meeting in February we did some more work on the totem pole and wolf’s head. The Paper Mache has now been completed and is now drying so that we can paint it in a couple of weeks’ time. The Cubs each had a go at using pyrography pens to trace the name of our pack onto a wooden plaque that we will be attaching to the totem pole. Each six then created part of a flag that will be pieced together with flag pieces from each other Cub pack in our district ready for the St. Georges Day Parade in April. We didn’t have enough time to finish them on the night so we are going to finish them off in a couple of weeks’ time. Meanwhile three...