Peak 2015

Peak 2015

Everyone is home the washing is in the machine and we’re going to sleep in a proper bed for the first time in a week. It must mean that Peak 2015 has come to an end. Scouts from 1st Ripley and 3rd Codnor camped together in the Sixties Subcamp at the Golden gates end of the Chatsworth estate. The theme for this years’ peak was a Journey through time with each subcamp themed around a different time zone from Jurassic to Romans, and Imperial China to The Sixties. On Saturday 25th, everyone arrived to camp where the leaders had already set up the mess tent, cooking tent and sleeping tents. The kit was unpacked and the kettle was put on. The rest of the day consisted of exploring the site and seeing where all the different activities were located and what time the tuck shop opened. The Scouts all received their camp badges, neckers, hats, t-shirts, maps and bags. In the evening all 5000+ campers gathered in the main arena for the opening ceremony. Sunday was our subcamps day to compete in the sports competitions, we entered a team into the football and wheelchair basketball tournaments. Around lunchtime we happened to be in the right place at the right time as Bear Grylls visited the arena and the camp to wish us a great camp. One of the Scouts even got the Chief Scouts autograph on his t-shirt. Monday was when the fun really started to happen after a cooked breakfast and eggy bread the Scouts split up into small groups and went off around the activities, air rifle...

Peak 2015 Day 2

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 stacking, and craft activities. Even the leaders got involved with a go on the digger challenge and a chocolatiering course. For tea we had a Sunday roast and then went off around the site for the disco and cover bands on the main stage. Check in tomorrow for another...

Peak Day 1

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 competing in wheelchair basketball and football...
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...

Peak Sub Camp Announced

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...