Being a Cub
When you join Cubs, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things. Here’s everything you need to know.
Activities and what you’ll get up to
Prepare for excitement and adventure! Try huge variety of activities surrounding areas of fitness, global and beliefs; be creative and get involved in your local community. Learn exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences.
Badges and Awards
Completing the Silver award, challenges you to do more, learn more and be more.
Become an expert in something you love or learn something new, from athletics to photography there’s something for you!
As a values based movement we all make the ‘The Promise’ an oath that helps us to be our best
Uniform and badge placement
You don’t need a uniform to join. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start speedily earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them!
All of our leaders are trained volunteers, working to make sure Scouting is safe, inclusive and accessible. Some lead the Pack week in and week out. Others visit occasionally to help run a session or drop in to share their skills.
- Family Camp 2023We had a superb time at Family Camp 2023. Including the first nights away for Squirrels in Ripley and Heanor.
- The Coronation of King Charles III1st Ripley leader volunteers at the Coronation of HM King Charles III.
- 1st Ripley RemembersSmart turnout for Ripley Scouts as they remember those who lost their lives in service.
- 1st Ripley Scouts Remember HM The Queen1st Ripley Scouts remember monarch and Patron, HM Queen Elizabeth II.
- Welcome to Octavius ExplorersNew Explorer unit opens in Ripley for 14-18 year olds
- Badge Bonanza – Over 250 badges awarded at Presentation EveningOver 250 badges presented at 1st Ripley’s 2022 Presentation evening.