Keeping Up To Date With Peak 2015

Keeping Up To Date With Peak 2015

With not long to go until Peak 2015 below are the ways that you can keep up to date with what we get up to while at camp! Through the Peak 2015 page you will be able to see everything we can post while at Peak. During the day time we will be tweeting what we were doing so make sure that you follow us on twitter (@1stRipleyScouts). Don’t worry if you don’t have a twitter account you can find a twitter stream on the peak page. The number of tweets we can post will depend on how much free time we have. At some point during the evening we will also be posting an overview of what we have done that day hopefully with pictures. You can see these posts on the Peak page as well. Any photos we can we will upload to the website and will be visible on the Peak 2015 page. If you’re on Twitter you might like to follow @DerbyshireScouts, @thepeakcamp, @ukscouting, @1stRipleyScouts, and @sixtiessubcamp. Don’t forget if you’re tweeting about Peak 2015 use the hashtag #Peak2015 and lets get it...
Spring Fayre 2015

Spring Fayre 2015

A sunny Saturday saw the Group’s annual Spring fayre fundraiser take place at our headquarters on Hill Street. At the fayre one of the most popular attractions was the soak a leader stall where for 50p you could throw a sponge at Cub leader, Kaa. By the end of the fayre it was a good job that he brought a spare change of clothes. Also outside the Scouts were teaching people how to make their own burgers and bread using camp cooking techniques. Inside the refreshments area was busy all morning serving ploughmans’ lunches, and a range of sandwiches and drinks. As usual the cake stall was a popular area with scones, brownies and cup cakes among the cakes on offer this year. Scouts were also selling bird boxes that they had made as part of their craft badge and to fundraise for Peak 2015. During the fayre Dorothy Hutchinson presented a donation from the Ivan Hutchinson Fund to a local child to help with their hospital transport costs. Finally after selling prize draw tickets over the past month and in the Co-Op in Ripley on Friday 8th May the Prize draw was drawn. If you have been lucky you’ll be getting a phone call soon. If you want to get involved with the fun and adventure visit the join page to start your everyday...
St. Georges Day Parade

St. Georges Day Parade

In warm sunshine on Sunday 26th April, over 200 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers parading through the streets of Loscoe in celebration of St. George’s Day. During the church service everyone renewed their Scout promise for the year ahead. Also during the 1st Loscoe organised church service members of 1st Loscoe explained the meaning of the different parts of the world membership badge. Bill Hutchinson formed leader at Ripley and District Commissioner and current District Executive Committee member was awarded with the Silver Wolf. The highest award an adult can receive in Scouting for outstanding services to Scouting. After the church service the District paraded back along the road to Charles Hill Car Park where the parade was dismissed. If you are interested in getting involved fill in the form on the join page and we’ll let you know how you can get involved with 1st Ripley Scout...
Easter Bingo & Ivan Hutchinson Memorial Fund Presentation

Easter Bingo & Ivan Hutchinson Memorial Fund Presentation

Tonight (25th March 2015) saw the 1st Ripley Scouts annual Easter Bingo evening.   The event managed to raise £128, thanks to the support of friends and family of the Group and its members. The money will help to provide new camping equipment for the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to improve their experiences and adventures with Scouts. At the beginning of the evening Dorothy Hutchinson presented a cheque to the family of Grace May Gale from the Ivan Hutchinson Memorial Fund. This will help with the hospital travel costs they incur. If you want to get involved and support the group why not Contact Us through our website, Facebook, Twitter or Email. Look our for our next event on the 16th May for our Spring Fayre featuring the drawing of the Prize Draw tickets currently on...
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...