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...
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...