Volunteering May292017

Volunteering

The Group is constantly in need of parents to assist with each of the sections and with the general running of the group. There are many roles within the Group where you can offer help, some are uniformed (or not) and are hands-on ‘on-the-night’, others support uniformed leaders or assist with the administration and the general running of the Group. Whatever skills you have to offer, and whatever level of commitment, regular or occasional, you are able to offer – we need your help! You might even enjoy it! Please contact us via the Contact Form or just come down and have a chat with our Group Scout Leader on Friday night. For even more information about volunteering, see the Joining The Adventure and the Getting Involved sections of the Scouting website.   We also have the following specific volunteer roles to fill: Group Secretary Admin Volunteer Exec. Committee   Parent Supporters After many years service to 3rd Brampton, Peter Hall has decided to step down as Group Secretary. This is a key voluntary role in the Group Executive Committee and we desperately need to find a replacement. The role of the Group Secretary is to: provide sound administrative support to the Group make available to members of the Group information received into the Group keep in contact with the District Secretary keep such records as the Group Scout Leader and Group Chairman require.   The key duties of the Group Secretary are to: act as Secretary to the Group Scout Council& Group Executive Committee. work closely with and support the Group Chairman. provide sound administration support for the Group Scout Leader Ensure completion of the Group annual census return. Maintain records required for the effective administration of the Scout Group. Ensure safe custody of legal and official documents.   Although not a uniformed role,...

GSL’s Blog Oct202016

GSL’s Blog

20th October 2016 5th May 2015 3rd Feb 2015 Hello All, This is my first blog as GSL for 3rd Brampton and I’d like to take this opportunity to give an update on what’s been happening with the Group. Leadership Changes There have been a lot of changes in leadership across all sections of the Group over the last year or so. Firstly Katie and Allissa stepped down from Cubs and David Passell took over as Akela in January. Then when Sharon stood down as GSL, I took over that role and Ryan moved up to fill the Scout Leader role I had vacated.  Finally Gail replaced Sara as Beaver Scout Leader during the summer. We also have a growing team of Section Assistants, Occasional Helpers and Young Leaders without whose support we would not be able to provide Scouting to the young people in the Group. More help is always welcome – so if you’d like to join in, please talk to me or one of the other leaders. Group Executive Committee The Group Executive Committee play a key role in managing the Group and provide essential support the leadership team. Unfortunately, our Executive Committee is understrength and we desperately need some additional members, preferably two parent representatives from each of the three sections. It isn’t a huge time commitment, 3 or 4 committee meetings a year plus helping out at occasional Group events, so if you are able to help, please let me know. Remembrance Sunday Once again the Group will be taking part in the Remembrance Sunday service at St Thomas’ church on Sunday November 13th. We would like to see as many Beavers, Cubs and Scouts as possible take part in this. Parents are also welcome to attend. More details to follow. Thanks...

Friday Night – 21st July

3rd Brampton T-shirts We have some red 3rd Brampton T-shirts which are great for outdoor activities over the summer. They are available to buy at £6.50 each and come in sizes from 5 – 13 years old. Please see Sharon on Friday night.   What’s On This Friday See information below relating to this Friday’s activities across all the sections. For information about activities further ahead, please see the Programme of the relevant Scouting section. Beavers Cubs Scouts Games & Snacks This Friday will be the last meeting before the summer break. We will be having a joint meeting with the Cubs 6pm – 7:30pm with lots of games and a few snacks. We will also present any badges and awards at the start of the meeting, so ask that parents stay for this. If the older Beavers (who have been asked) have not brought in the evidence of their Personal Challenge, could they please bring it to me at the start of the meeting – any questions give Dawn a call. Meeting at St Thomas’ church – 6pm to 7:30pm.       Games & Snacks This Friday will be the last meeting before the summer break.  We are having a Board Games night – please bring your favourite Board Game to challenge other Cubs! This will be a joint meeting with the Beavers. Meeting at St Thomas’ church – 6pm to 7:30pm.   Footballs If anyone has any spare footballs (any type or size – in good condition) that they want to get rid of, then the Group would appreciate your donations. Just bring them along on Friday night to St Thomas’.       Annual Scout Camp Campers The camp is nearly upon us and the final details are below. I hope you are all looking...

Scout Activities 2017 Jun302017

Scout Activities 2017

Fishing At Holymoorside Dam – June 2017 The Scouts went fishing this Friday at Holymoorside Dam with members of the Holymoorside Angling Club. They caught a lot of fish over the evening, most of which made it into the holding net (though some did get away). Everyone enjoyed the summer evening, and a really big thank you to all the members of the angling club that looked after our Scouts and taught them about the different baits and techniques best suited to catch the different types of fish found in the pond.  The biggest catches of the night were the tench. Casting off.The wait…Got one.Waiting for a bite.Still waiting.It’s a tench!The evening’s catch.   Back To Basics Day – May 2017 Scouts took part in a back-to-basics day held at the local Spitewinter campsite. They all enjoyed the knife and hand axe, fire lighting, and preparing and cooking (and eating) a pheasant activities. A big thanks to Alan who taught our Scouts about the different parts of a pheasant and how to prepare the bird ready for cooking. All the leaders commented on how engrossed our Scouts were on this particular activity! Scouts also took part in a promotional photo to say thank you to Buildbase for the donation of a wood store to the Spitewinter campsite (to keep the campfire wood dry all year round). Showing how it’s done.Having a go.Finishing off.Pheasant burger anyone?Buildbase wood store.   Climbing – April 2017 Scouts went climbing at Stanage Edge with the Derbyshire Climbing Scout Activty Support Unit. The weather was fantastic as you can see from the photos. A big thank you to the climbing team that looked after everyone throughout the day. Stanage Edge at 10:30am.Getting ready.Off they go.Chimney section.Getting belay ready.At the top.Half...

Scout Expedition Jun102017

Scout Expedition

Scout Expedition Five members of the Scout Troop completed their Expedition Hike over the weekend. The Scouts set off just after 10am on Saturday, towards their overnight camping stop at Tansley Wood Scout Centre. They arrived here mid afternoon having walked approximately 7 miles. It was quite wet and windy overnight, but the camp site was quite sheltered. They set off again on Sunday morning at 10am and after a very long day, arrived at Holymoorside at 5pm. The going was quite tough over the two days due to the terrain, the equipment they carried with them, and because some of the footpaths were difficult to find and very overgrown. A huge thank you all the Scout leaders who supported the planning and execution of the Hike, and particularly to Ryan for meeting our Scouts at the checkpoints and keeping an eye on their progress over the two days. About to set off. And they’re off.Checkpoint photo.Overnight camp.In a field somewhere.The view!Last leg of the hike. The route they took (including minor detours) was 16.92 miles (27.23km) long.My...

Beaver Activities 2017 May292017

Beaver Activities 2017

Linacre Reservoir Hike – May 2017 The weather was very wet during the week, but it brightened up a bit for the hike on Friday night, and all the Beavers had a great time. Is it ice cream...

Cub Programme Apr252017

Cub Programme

The Cub Scout section caters for youngsters between the ages of 8 and 10½. Cubs are easily distinguished by their green sweatshirts. As a Cub Scout you will get the chance to try lots of different activities like; swimming, music, exploring, computing, collecting, archery and canoeing. If you do them properly and are sufficiently competent, you will get a badge which you can then wear on your uniform. Cub Scouts also get to go on trips, days out, and on weekend camps either in Scout accommodation or under canvas. Camps usually involve lots of exciting outdoor activities, and are a great way to make friends with other members of your Pack. The 3rd Brampton Cub Section follows a programme of activities each term. The latest Cub Scout Programme is available below. Additional activity information and updates will be added to the programme as soon as they become available, so please check back here regularly. Information about this Friday’s activities can also be found on the ‘Friday’ post on the home page. Summer 2017 Winter 2017 Autumn 2016 Winter 2016 Autumn 2015 Summer 2015 Winter 2015 Autumn 2014 Summer 2014 Cub Programme – April-July 2017 (Revised 09-06-2017) Cub Camp – June 2017 – Information   Parent Rota The Cub section will be operating a parent rota to provide additional assistance and supervision during Cub meetings. Please check back regularly for any changes. Helping out on an evening doesn’t mean you will be running the night – the section leaders will do that. Parent helpers provide an extra pair of hands, eyes and ears to fetch/carry, join in with the fun, and to help ensure that everyone has an enjoyable evening. Please email (or see Dave on Friday night) with the dates you are able to help out...

Scout Programme Apr192017

Scout Programme

The Scout Section is for young people aged between 10½ and 14 years. Scouts are easily distinguished by their dark green shirts. Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme, and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements, there are a number of Challenges Awards and Activity Badges to work towards. Being outdoors is important, and half the programme is given over to taking part in both traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as the wide range of adventurous activities including anything from abseiling to yachting. The 3rd Brampton Scout programme has been designed to work towards badges during the winter months (primarily indoors) and then as the evenings get lighter and warmer, this emphasis switches to outdoor activities. The Scout Section follows a programme of activities each term. The latest Scout Programme is available below. Additional activity information and updates will be added to the programme as soon as they become available, so please check back here regularly. Information about this Friday’s activities can also be found on the ‘Friday’ post on the home page. Summer 2017 Winter 2017 Autumn 2016 Winter 2016 Autumn 2015 Summer 2015 Winter 2015 Autumn 2014 Summer 2014 Scout Programme – Summer 2017 (Revised 28-04-2017) Scout Programme – Winter 2017 (Revised 14-01-2017) Scouts Climbing – Info & Consent Form – 8th April 2017 Scout Summer Camp – July 2017 – Information Scout Weekend Camp (Chilli Challenge) – Info & Consent Form 28th-29th January 2017   Parent Rota Due to the number of Scouts we now have in the group, Ryan (out Scout leader) needs help from parents each week. We are therefore operating a parent rota and need 2 parents to help...

Beaver Programme Apr172017

Beaver Programme

Beaver Scouts are the youngest section within the Scouting family. The section caters for boys and girls aged between six and eight years old. Beavers are easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts. Beavers enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits, and helping others. Beavers also take part in sleepovers, which are often the first time a young person has spent a night away from home. The 3rd Brampton Beaver Section follows a programme of activities each term. The latest Beaver Scout Programme is available below. Additional activity information and updates will be added to the programme as soon as they become available, so please check back here regularly. Information about this Friday’s activities can also be found on the ‘Friday’ post on the home page. Summer 2017 Winter 2017 Autumn 2016 Winter 2016 Autumn 2015 Summer 2015 Winter 2015 Autumn 2014 Summer 2014 Beaver Programme – Summer 2017 Beaver Programme – Winter 2017 (Revised 19-01-2017) Subs Information – September 2016 Beaver Programme – Autumn 2016 Beaver Programme – January-March 2016 Beaver Programme – September-December 2015 Beaver Programme – June-July (Revised 18-06-2015) Beaver Programme – April-June Beaver Programme – January-April 2015 Beaver Programme – September-December 2014 Beaver Programme – May-July 2014   Please note that all leaders, young leaders, and helpers in all capacities throughout the Group are unpaid volunteers that, in spite of their own family and work commitments, contribute their time, efforts, skills, and often other resources, for the benefit of our young people within the group.   Subs All members of all sections of the Group pay subs which contribute towards the cost of Capitation (contribution to The Scout Association paid by each Beaver/Cub/Scout), Rent (fees paid to St Thomas’ Church for the Group’s use of the church facilities), Insurance (insurance fee covering...

Wood Badge Awarded Mar242017

Wood Badge Awarded

Congratulations Ant Hayden, Assistant Scout Leader at 3rd Brampton (St Thomas’) Scout Group was presented with his Wood Badge at Scouts tonight. The Wood Badge is awarded to leaders who have completed their adult training and was introduced by Baden Powell in 1919. The Wood Badge course is designed so that adult Scouters can learn; in as practical a way possible, the skills and methods of Scouting. On completion, participants are still awarded the beads to recognise their significant achievement in leadership and direct service to young people, and to welcome them to membership of the 1st Gilwell Park Scout Group. Wood Badge holders wear the distinctive necker, woggle and beads. Additional beads may be gained through further training (up to 6 beads). For more information about the award see the Wiki page or this post on The Voice of Scouting....

Scout Activities 2016 Dec102016

Scout Activities 2016

Caving – December 2016 All the Scouts that went on the caving activity in Matlock really enjoyed the morning. A really big thank you to the caving team that looked after us all on the day. All kitted up.Short walk to the entrance.Re-grouping.Down the gully. Fashion Challenge – December 2016 Scouts were asked to create an ‘outfit’ made from recycled materials – these are the results! Strike a pose. Autumn Walk – November 2016 Our Autumn walk was enjoyed by the four Scouts that attended! The day started in drizzle, walking up the path/stream next to Peveril Castle. The rain stopped mid morning and held off for the rest of the day as we made our way round across the top of Mam Tor and back down to Castleton, at which point the sun even made an appearance. A big thank you to Mark who organised the route and got our Scouts involved in the map reading. Towards Mam Tor.At the top.Map reading.Nearly there. My locationPrint Close Bonfire Night – November 2016 Scouts enjoying bonfire night. Scouts and Guys.The bonfire. Climbing @ The Works – October 2016 Scouts enjoying a night of bouldering at The Climbing Works, Sheffield. Cheese! Moonbase Challenge – September 2016 Scouts constructing moonbases out of newspaper  – quite a tricky challenge! The (almost) completed moonbase.Just finishing off. Games Night – July 2016 Scouts and parents enjoyed a games night in Somerall park where we played a few rounds of rounders and dodgeball. Both parents and Scouts were very competitive. Rounders.Dodge ball.Dodge ball.Badge presentations. River Walk – July 2016 The Scouts enjoyed a river walk along the River Hipper, starting at The Bulls Head, Holymoorside, and finishing at Somersall Park, Brampton. At certain places it was almost waist deep. Starting off.Getting deeper.It’s...

Scouting Skills Nov222016

Scouting Skills

The following links and resources cover some of the core Scouting skills which will be experienced in the Scout section (and many Cubs will experience them in the Cub section too). Knots – See here for information about the common knots and hitches used in Scouting. For more information about a wide variety of knots, including handy videos showing exactly how to tie them, see Grog’s Scouting Knots website. Lashings – See here for information about common lashings we use in pioneering (and mini pioneering) to connect poles together in different ways. Tents – See here for information about different types of tents, their features and how to pitch and strike a patrol tent. Maps & Navigation – See here for information about map features, contours, grid references, and using a compass. Axe & Saw – See here for information about using and handling a hand or felling axe, a bow saw, and a pocket knife. Fire Lighting – See here for information about fire lighting and the different types of fire that can be built.   For more Scouting information, please see the resources section of the ScoutAdventures.org.uk website....

Remembrance Sunday

The annual Remembrance service is to be held on Sunday the 13th November and it is an important date in the 3rd Brampton Scout Group’s calendar. It gives all members of our Group the opportunity to give their respect to all those that have been, or are still involved in, conflicts around the world. Members of all Sections who are able to attend should meet at the entrance to St Thomas’ Church at 9.45am. Please ensure that you are in full uniform, including your poppy. There will be a church service followed by a procession to the church Cenotaph for a 2 minute silence. Each Section will be represented by a flag bearer and two escorts whom your section leaders will have nominated. The Service is expected to be finished by 11.15am, and you are invited to join us for refreshments afterwards. Remembrance Sunday 2016 St Thomas’...

Beaver Activities 2016 Oct162016

Beaver Activities 2016

Beaver Sleepover – September 2016 The Beavers had their own sleepover at the Spitewinter campsite (they stayed in one of the cabins) at the end of September. Crafting.Crate stacking challenge.The campfire. Beavers Fun Day – July 2016 The Beavers (and some Cubs and Scouts) had a great fun day at Spitewinter. There were a range of activities throughout the day, followed by hotdogs and burgers. Cane shute run.Splat the rat.Bagatelle golf.Blind obstacle course.Parachute.Giant Jenga.Cup tower challenge. Linacre Reservoir Walk – May 2016 First Beaver hike of the year. The chocolate biscuits certainly went down well! Top reservoir.By the tree carving. Pirate Crafting – January 2016 What a lot of pirates!...

Spitewinter Scout Camp Jul032016

Spitewinter Scout Camp

Weekend Scout Camp – July 2016 Twelve of our Scouts (and three young leaders) took part in a weekend camp (Friday – Sunday) at the Spitewinter campsite this weekend. The rain held off on Friday night as they setup camp, but it was wet, windy and a bit chilly later on, though this didn’t prevent the wide game or dampen spirits. Saturday morning was sunny and bright as the two patrols (and young leaders) cooked their breakfasts. Scouts were then divided into two groups and learned how to use hand axes safely, and how to build a shelter (which they needed as we had showers from mid-day onwards). The young leaders then got the main camp fire going. After lunch Scouts attempted both fire lighting (in the rain) and backwoods cooking (baked potatoes, steamed haddock, and a fried egg cooked in a frying pan made from a stick and some tin foil). The day was finished off with no-chicken korma, rice and hot dogs, and entertainment around the camp fire which had been stoked all day by the young leaders! To our great relief, we had sunshine all day Sunday which allowed us all to dry out and pack all the tents away dry. Just before leaving camp, a number of the youngest Scouts were invested. All of the leaders/helpers were impressed by the positive attitude and perseverance of all our Scouts (many of which have only just moved up from Cubs) over the weekend, despite the trying weather. Our more experienced Scouts handled the responsibility of looking after the younger ones with ease and the three young leaders proved themselves to be a real asset to the group, throughout the camp. A big thank you to all the leaders, young leaders and parent...

St George’s Day Parade

St George’s Day Parade 2016 Pictures from the St George’s Day parade, Sunday 24th April 2016.  A big thank you to all those that attended and represented the 3rd Brampton Scout Group. Heading towards the church.Scouts marching.Beaver section.Cub section.Scout section.Waiting to be dismissed.Finished.   St George’s Day Parade 2016 Sunday 24th April 2016 is the annual St George’s Day parade and service in Chesterfield. All members of the Group are expected to attend. Please meet in the small long stay car park at the left hand side of the town hall at 13:50. The parade will be dismissed at approximately 16:15 at the town hall. Parents are invited to watch the parade march through Chesterfield from the parish church (St Mary’s and All Saints) at approximately 15:30. Full Uniform is essential. This consists of a clean and ironed Scout shirt or Cub/Beaver sweatshirt, dark trousers (Scout association type preferred or school uniform trousers – no jeans), necker and woggle, black shoes and socks, and Scout belt (for Scouts).  In the event of inclement weather, please wear extra layers under your Scout shirt/sweatshirt. If the weather is very wet then a cagoule or anorak may be worn.My locationPrint Close   St George’s Day Parade 2015 Pictures from the St George’s Day parade, Sunday 26th April 2015.  A big thank you to all those that attended and represented the 3rd Brampton Scout Group. The Cub Section.The Scout Section.Marching towards the church.Flags at rear of the church.Mayor & Mayoress.Inside the parish church.3rd Brampton flag bearers.The Beaver Section.The parade’s leading band.Bronze Award Beavers forming guard of...

Water Weekend Apr172016

Water Weekend

Water Activity Weekend Camp The Scouts took part in a number of water activities at the Trent Lock Scout Activity Centre. To get to the centre, Scouts must cross the river on a small boat, there is no escape once they are there! Tents were pitched on Friday night just before the rain started for the night. On Saturday, they were very lucky with the weather and were able to go kayaking in the morning and then canoeing in the afternoon. Saturday night was cold with one Scout’s wet suit shoes freezing solid, as well as there being ice on the tents. Despite the cold night, the sun was out on Sunday, so the Scouts built two rafts and went rafting. Many on the Scouts even jumped into the river afterwards (voluntarily). A huge thank you to all the Scout leaders, parent helper, and activity leaders at the centre – all the Scouts had an amazing weekend. Where’s the water?In the canal.Catamaran canoes.The race is on.Raft building.Raft one on the river.Raft two on the river.Nice shot!Battle.Was he pushed?Battle.The site.   Camp Information Scouts are on camp! We are meeting on Friday night at 6:30 pm, at the Trent Lock Scout Activity Centre in Nottingham. Click for more information about what to bring, and directions to the camp site – we recommend you take a look at these! The pin on the map below, shows where to catch the ferry to get across the river to the camp site (you need to park in the car park, walk through the pub garden, and then right along the tow path). Meeting at Trent Lock Scout Activity Centre – 6:30 pm (collect Sunday 14:30 pm).My...

Trip To The Deep Apr162016

Trip To The Deep

The Cub section will be visiting ‘The Deep’ (in Hull) for a sleepover. This trip has been organised centrally through Chesterfield District Scouting, and we are participating.   Drop Off – Saturday 16th April Cubs should assemble from 4 pm in the Hasland Hall Community School car park off Broomfield Avenue, S41 0LP. The coaches will be departing promptly at 4.30 pm. No cars are to be left on the school premises overnight! The Cubs do not need to take any food. Snacks may be packed for the journey / sleepover but this is your responsibility. Supper will be provided by District at 8.30 pm. It is therefore advisable that Cubs eat before they leave home! ‘The Deep’ will be providing breakfast on Sunday morning. There will be four coaches, these will be parking on Broomfield Avenue. Please do not park on the road, we need to ensure local traffic can flow. There should be ample parking within the school grounds.   Pick Up – Sunday 17th April Parents should assemble at Hasland Hall Community School from 9.15 am. There will be someone present to inform you of our progress. If we are delayed, please be patient, as traffic and factors beyond our control will affect our arrival time. Once again, please park in the car park not on the road!   Important Information Cubs may bring spending money, but please, no more than £5. Please see the Kit List in the Sleepover Information for what you need to take (and what you don’t). Please do not bring: torches / aerosols / mobile phones / tablet computers / electronic games. If you have any questions or concerns, please see a leader on Friday 15th, or speak to Akela (Dave).My...

Joining In Jan012016

Joining In

The 3rd Brampton (St Thomas’) Scout Group is a popular Group which often finds itself over-subscribed. Please check below in the relevant section for the latest information regarding vacancies and who to contact. Any changes to the situation of vacancies across the Group will be listed here, as they arise. Parents/guardians are encouraged to check for availability on a monthly basis. Potential new members are invited to explore this website and find out more about the Group and the Section of interest. Existing members are reminded that younger siblings will not be offered automatic or priority membership, however members moving up through the sections will continue to be accommodated wherever possible. Current Vacancies Beavers Cubs Scouts Beavers meet at St Thomas’ Church, Chatsworth Road, on Friday nights between 18:15 and 19:15 (during term time). The section caters for boys and girls, of all faiths, aged between 6 and 8 years old. There are currently no vacancies in the Beaver section. Please check back regularly for updates to this situation and/or contact the Beaver leader by email at Beavers@3rdBrampton.co.uk or use the website’s Contact form. Cubs meet at St Thomas’ Church, Chatsworth Road, on Friday nights between 18:00 and 19:30 (during term time). The section caters for boys and girls, of all faiths, aged between 8 and 10 years old. There are currently a very limited number of spaces available in our Cub section due to older children moving on. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Cub Leader by email at Cubs@3rdBrampton.co.uk or use the website’s Contact form. Scouts meet at St Thomas’ Church, Chatsworth Road, on Friday nights between 19:30 and 21:00 (during term time). The section caters for boys and girls, of all faiths, aged between 10 and 14 years old. There are currently no spaces available...

Scout Activities 2015 Dec312015

Scout Activities 2015

Operation Round & About – October 2015 Operation Round & About is team challenge run by District Scouting. Each team competes in a series of exciting and challenging activities to show their teamwork, decision making and practical Scouting skills.  This year the Scouts started at lunch time on Saturday, and after many miles of walking and completing the challenges along the way, they arrived and camped at the Spitewinter campsite. Well done to those that took part – it was a really tough challenge! I just want to go home.   Creative Challenge – November 2015 A part of our Creative Challenge badge work, each Scout made a wooden box. You would think that Scouts, saws and power drills were not a winning combination, but you’d be wrong! Showing how it’s done.Helping hands.Marking out.More cutting.We’ll do that bit...

Cub Activities 2015 Dec312015

Cub Activities 2015

Bike Ride – July 2015 We spent a couple of Friday nights cycling and learning about cycle safety. All the Cubs were very enthusiastic and cycled everywhere at 100mph. We finished off the night at the local adventure play area. Anyone else bring a bike? Cub Camp – June 2015 This year we spent a weekend at Hesley Wood camp site. The site has lots of facilities/activity areas that were enjoyed by everyone (including the leaders). Pedal karting.Watch out.Something’s happening.Who’s next?Leaders’ turn.Cheese.More cheese.Archery.On way to the camp fire.Scary.At the camp fire.Also scary.Camp songs.Relaxing. County Fun Day – May 2015 As part of our Year of Adventure leading up to the centenary of the Cub Scouts, Derbyshire County Scouts organised an activity day at Lea Green. This was a fantastic, fun packed day, and we even saw our Chief Scout – Bear Grylls. How do we get down?Mini pioneering.Caving/climbing.Bear Grylls.   Hike – May 2015 A couple of pictures taken at the end of this years’ Cub hike. The weather was not quite as spectacular as last years’ walk but it was still a great day out. Smile.And relax. Chief Scouts Award – April 2015 Congratulations to three of our Cubs who gained their Chief Scouts (Silver) Award. The awards.With...

Beaver Activities 2015 Dec312015

Beaver Activities 2015

Gruffalo Challenge – October 2015 Headbands we made for our crafting challenge. Lots of headbands.More…And more.End of night game. County Sports Day – July 2015 From the Beavers’ County Sport Day. Did we have fun? Remembrance Day – November 2015 Poppies made by the Beavers, later placed at the Cenotaph at St Thomas’. Poppy crafting.   Totem Poles & Wigwams – January 2015 Kicking off the New Year, the Beavers constructed and decorated totem poles and wigwams as part of their Global Challenge badge. Showing off their totem poles.   Mega Challenge Certificate & Visit From Furry Fred – November 2014 On the 21st November, as well as having a great night in the Planetarium with the Cubs, the Beavers had a Visit from Furry Fred.  Fred was accompanied by the County Commissioner Tom Stoddard and Assistant County Commissioner for Beavers Joy Templar. They came to present the Beaver Colony with their Mega Challenge Certificate and a gift. This means they have completed 21 challenge activities this year! Mega Challenge certificate.Furry Fred with goodie bag.Beavers looking smart as they pose for the camera.And a little less...

Peak 2015 Jul282015

Peak 2015

Our Time At Peak 2015 Peak 2015 was a great camp. Despite the weather being a bit wet when we setup camp on the Friday night, by Sunday it was warm and sunny, and it stayed that way for the rest of the week. A huge area of Chatsworth had been used and split into lots of sub-camps, named after periods in history – see this map of the campsite for more information. 3rd Brampton were located in the Ice Age sub-camp – close (but not too close) to one of only two shower blocks on the camp. The camp site was closed to the public (except on the open afternoon) which allowed Scouts do go off in small groups and do whatever activities they wanted to do – and there was lots to do! Arriving at the site.Who are we?Bringing in supplies.Where’s Bear?3rd Brampton’s camp.Patrol tents.Canteen shelter.Relaxing.Dinner time.Around camp.The kitchen.Open day.Dusk.Main arena.Fast food.Gladiators.Mountain boarding.Zorbing.Slack line skills.Sugar cube challenge.Jurassic sub-camp.Imperial China sub-camp.Egyptian sub-camp.Viking sub-camp.The gathering.Top half of the camp. Lots more pictures of the camp can be found on the official Peak 2015 Facebook page.   Original Post Peak 2015 will be the home of over 6,000 campers this year, spread over 10 sub-camps in the grounds of Chatsworth House in Derbyshire (Peak camps take place every 5 years). The camp will run between the 25th July and the 1st August 2015 and will be attended by representatives from all over the world, including Norway, Ireland, USA, Germany, Kenya, Tunisia, Australia and Canada. The 3rd Brampton Scout Troop will be taking part in the camp (we are incredibly lucky to have such a large international camp take place on our doorstep) which is open to young people aged 10-14 years old as well as...

Junior Peak 2015 Jul082015

Junior Peak 2015

Pictures From Junior Peak 2015 As you can see from the pictures, all our Beavers and Cubs had a great day out at Junior Peak 2015.  There were loads of activities to do, and the weather was great. Off to the activities area.Balloon animals.Lunch time.Photo time.End of the day. Peak Camps are international Scout Camps with around 6,000 scouts from all over the world and takes place at Chatsworth near Baslow. These only take place once every 5 years. As part of the event they have Junior Peak for the Cubs and Beavers to visit and take part and we plan to take the Cubs and Beavers to the Junior Peak event on Thursday 30th July; this will be a fun packed day with activities including Pyrography, Archery, Tunnelling, Balloon Modelling, Low Ropes Bouncy Castle and Crafts in the designated Junior Peak area. The cost will be £15 per child to be paid at the time of booking. This will be a fantastic opportunity for them to experience an international camp for the first time. If you have any further questions or concerns please speak to a leader.   Consent Forms Cubs and Beavers taking part in the activity day on the 30th July need to complete the Consent and Health Information forms which can be found...