Scout Troop

Chilly Challenge Highlight of January for Troop

24 Feb 2016

What have the Troop been getting up to in January?

Peak 2015

1 Aug 2015

Peak 2015 was attended by over 6000 scouts from all over the world, read what Ripley and Codnor got up to!

Peak 2015 Day 2

27 Jul 2015

Our sixties subcamp weren’t on the main activities today. Instead we were competing in sports competitions. We had a team in the football and wheelchair basketball.
After the football had finished a helicopter was spotted in the air. Bringing UK Chief Scout Bear Grylls to the campsite. We were all around the stage so got a good view when he came on stage. One of our scouts even got an autograph on his t-shirt.
In the afternoon after sandwiches everyone went off again taking part in various activities such as abseiling, crate …

Peak Day 1

25 Jul 2015

The tents are set up and beds set up. This was our first day at Peak 2015.
 
After we’d all set up the Scouts went off exploring the site and meeting new people around us. Along the Peak Way they have been playing Ultimate Frisbee and Football.
Everyone has now got their Peak campwear hat, t-shirt, badges, and Necker.
At quarter past six we went off to the opening ceremony where all the subcamps and their songs were introduced.
 
 
Ill upload some photos tomorrow when I have a little more time. Tomorrow we are …

Setting up the mess tent

23 Jul 2015

Leaders from Ripley and Codnor have been up to our campsite on Peak and set up the cooking tent and mess tent. They’ll be back again tomorrow to set up the rest of the sleep

Keeping Up To Date With Peak 2015

21 Jul 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 …

National Scout Car Races 2015 – Blackpool

8 Jul 2015

Cubs, Scouts and Young Leaders from 1st Ripley Scout Group have been enjoying themselves in Blackpool over the 3rd, 4th and 5th of July when they went to the National Scout Car Races which was held in Blackpool this year.
8 Cubs, 4 Scouts and 4 Explorer Scouts/Young Leaders took part in the event on the 4th July racing against Scouts from all over the country around a 400 metre track in friendly competition. After the racing we all went into Blackpool for Fish and Chips and a look around the arcades, …

May’s Monthly Report

11 Jun 2015

May has been a busy month for 1st Ripley Scout Troop honing their tent pitching skills by pitching the tents upside down, perhaps in preparation for camping in Australia. Another activity was using a selection of tent poles and broom handles to create a structure capable of supporting all their patrols of 3-4. Finally steak and chips were on the menu as the Scouts turned their hands to backwoods cooking where they have to cook food without utensils on an open fire. Fish was wrapped in wet newspaper, steak was wrapped …

Peak Sub Camp Announced

11 May 2015

For the Scouts off to Peak 2015 this summer, our sub camp placement has been announced!
We’ll be in the Sixties Sub Camp at this years peak. You can find more information about the sub camp on the Peak Camp website. The sub camp also has a twitter account you can follow for more information about the sub-camp.

Cubs Earn Highest Award and Cub/Scout Quiz

14 Mar 2015

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 …