New Years Resolutions Don’t Have To Be Expensive

New Years Resolutions Don’t Have To Be Expensive

It’s that time of year again where some of you might be setting yourself a New Year’s Resolution. Why not make yours to Volunteer! 1st Ripley is a growing Group, and we’re growing fast! We have doubled in size over the past 5 years and predicted to reach well over 100 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts during 2018! To help us continue offering fantastic activities and delivering Skills for Life we really could do with some extra adult help. You may ask yourself, what will I get out of Scouting? Scouting offers you the chance to have to build on personal skills like teamwork, confidence, and leadership. A study found that over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives. You can also gain externally recognised skills through our amazing training scheme, and you’re guaranteed to have a brilliant time! What might I be doing? We have some really exciting opportunities for new volunteers at the moment, you could become an activity hero with our Beavers, Cubs or Scouts where you help our Young People learn new skills from circus skills, to photography and have a great time in the process. Maybe you’d be up for helping to organise a fundraising event to help us provide the Young People with the funds to take part in fantastic activities and camps. Or perhaps you could join our Committee who help to manage the Groups administration, finances, and building. These are just a few of the roles we have available and we can find a role to...

Falcon Pack – December 2017

It’s been a fantastic run up to Christmas this year with Falcon Pack. We got outside in the chilly air for a night hike to McDonald’s as requested by the Cubs earlier in the year. Each Cub had a go at navigating for part of the way using a route card to get us to where we wanted to go, completing parts of the Navigator activity badge. It went well, we didn’t get lost and arrived at McDonalds on time! The following week we stayed indoors and decorated baubles by painting our hands white, and printing them onto baubles to create four snowmen! Helping us get closer to achieving our artist activity badge and skills challenge badge. To round off the month we had a Christmas trip to Megazone, as chosen by the Cubs just after October half term. We had a great time and the leaders were definitely exhausted...
BINGO!… 

BINGO!… 

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!  
Beaver Leader Earns Her Stripes

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...
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...