Being a Scout

When you join Scouts, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things.

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Activities and what you’ll get up to

Build and develop your confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills. Explore you beliefs and attitudes and be creative. Gain independence and put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips.

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Badges and Awards

Scouts start small but think big, always challenging themselves to do more and be more. It starts with an award. Who knows where it might lead?

Scout aim for the Chief Scout Gold Awards, collecting challenge and activity badges along the way

Scout Promise

As a values based movement we all make the ‘The Promise’ an oath that helps us to be our best

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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!

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Scout leaders

All of our leaders are trained volunteers working to make Scouts the best it can be, but we don’t just need swashbuckling adventurers to lead our expeditions. We also need tidy-uppers and tea-makers and great listeners from all walks of life – for as much or as little time as they can spare.

Volunteer on your own terms

  • Family Camp 2023
    We had a superb time at Family Camp 2023. Including the first nights away for Squirrels in Ripley and Heanor.
  • The Coronation of King Charles III
    1st Ripley leader volunteers at the Coronation of HM King Charles III.
  • 1st Ripley Remembers
    Smart turnout for Ripley Scouts as they remember those who lost their lives in service.
  • Kibblestone 2022
    Wow! What a camp! I can honestly say I came back feeling exhausted! That exhausted feeling was mixed with satisfaction that all who attended had a great time! Friday Because Kibblestone is approximately 1 hour away from home, a few of the leaders arrived at camp mid afternoon in the pouring rain to set up…

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  • 1st Ripley Scouts Remember HM The Queen
    1st Ripley Scouts remember monarch and Patron, HM Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Welcome to Octavius Explorers
    New Explorer unit opens in Ripley for 14-18 year olds