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...
Chilly Challenge Highlight of January for Troop

Chilly Challenge Highlight of January for Troop

The Troop started the year with a games night playing table tennis, snooker, darts, and table football. Using hand saws, bit, and brace, hand drills, and screwdrivers the scouts have been making boot pullers. They have learnt how to use the tools correctly and safely. They made a great job of the boot pullers. Using the computers, and the ordnance survey overlay on Bing maps they have planned their route from Codnor back to the HQ, which they will be walking in a few weeks time. All of the troop took part in this years Chilly challenge of camping a night outside during January, along with three leaders and a young leader. The Scouts lit a Swedish candle in the evening and then roasted marshmallows over the fire. In the morning after a cold night and not much sleep we had a cooked breakfast, struck camp and hung the tents up inside to dry out. Everyone earned their Chilly Challenge badge which they can now wear on their uniform for the rest of the...
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...

Beavering Away in January

Both Ladybower and Derwent Beaver colonies have started the year with their cyclist badge and finishing off their experimental activity badge. Both colonies made cheese toasties and cornflake cakes and were taught about the importance of keeping the kitchen clean, and how to stay sage in the kitchen for their new cook’s badge. They have held a healthy eating night trying out different types of food some of which were healthy and some not so healthy! The Beavers have been awarded their Cyclist and Cook badges. Four new members have joined the colonies in January, and one has made his transition up to Falcon Pack.  ...

Christmas Bingo

At our recent Christmas bingo fundraiser we managed to raise £163. A huge thank you to everyone who came, and also to those who donated prizes. Before the bingo started Stephen Parker (our temporary district commissioner), presented Willow with a 10 year service award to thank her for all of her hard work running scouting...