Friday Night 24th May

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. Hipper Beavers Cubs Scouts Friday Night Meeting This week Beavers are having a Lego Party. Meet at Monkey Park 6.15 – 7.15 The new Hipper Beavers programme is available Beaver Programme – May 19.   Please note that 3rd Brampton Scout Group now operate two separate Beaver colonies. The Hipper Beavers meet on Friday nights, and the Rother Beavers meet on Monday nights.         Friday Night Meeting  This week Cubs are having a base night. Meet at St Thomas church 6:00 – 7:30 pm.           Friday Night This Friday Scouts are having a creativity night. Meet at St Thomas Church  7:30-9:00pm Upcoming Events Monday 28th June 2019 – 30th Family Camp – Family Camp and 70th Birthday Celebration for 3rd Brampton Scout Group.       3rd Brampton Hoodie If you would like a 3rd Brampton Scout Group hoodie, please complete the order form and return with your money to you section leader. Hoodies will be ‘Group red’ in colour with the Group badge embroidered on the left breast and ‘3rd Brampton Scouts’ printed in white on the back.   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....

Cub Programme May052018

Cub Programme

The Cub Scout section caters for youngsters (boys and girls) 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 2018 Winter 2018 Autumn 2017 Summer 2017 Winter 2017 Autumn 2016 Winter 2016 Autumn 2015 Summer 2015 Winter 2015 Autumn 2014 Summer 2014 Cub Progamme Cub Programme – April-July 2018 Spring Bank Camp – Information & Consent Form Cub District Walk 2018 – Information Cub Programme – Winter 2018 – Not yet available. Cub Programme – September-December 2017 (Revised 02-11-2017) Health Information & Consent Form 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 –...

St George’s Day Parade

St Georges Day Parade – Sunday 22nd April 2018 Setting off.Scout section.Parade inspection. Chesterfield District’s Annual St Georges Day Parade and Promise Renewal will take place on Sunday April 22nd. As in previous years, the parade will assemble in front of the Town Hall and march to the Parish Church.  All Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Young Leaders and Leaders are expected to attend in full uniform.  (From past experience it could be a bit chilly and therefore everyone should wear a layer or two under their uniform.) 3rd Brampton will meet in the little car park on Rose Hill West no later than 14:10.  Free passes for the Town Hall car park are available here. After the service and renewal of promise, the parade will march back to the Town Hall where they will be dismissed at about 16:15.   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 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 honour.   St George’s Day Parade 2014 This years St George’s Day parade was held on the 4th May.  It was well attended by many groups from in and around the Chesterfield area.  The parade met outside the town hall and then marched to St Mary’s and All Saints church...

Joining In Jan012018

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 There are now two Beavers colonies that meet at St Thomas’ Church, Chatsworth Road. The Hipper colony meets on Friday nights between 18:15 and 19:15 (during term time), and the Rother colony meets on Monday nights between 17:30 and 18:30. Beavers caters for boys and girls, of all faiths, aged between 6 and 8 years old. There are currently very limited vacancies in the Friday night Beaver section, but more spaces in the new Monday night Beaver colony. Please check back regularly for updates to this situation and/or contact the Beaver leader by email at RotherBeavers@3rdBrampton.co.uk (Mondays) / HipperBeavers@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...

Remembrance Sunday

Thank you to all the members of all sections who turned out for the Remembrance day service at St Thomas’ Church on Sunday. Flag bearers, readers and those that took part in the service also did a great job and everyone was turned out very smartly! The annual Remembrance service is to be held on Sunday the 12th 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 2017 Flag bearers.St Thomas’ Cenotaph.   Remembrance Sunday 2016 St Thomas’...

Cub Activities 2017 Nov102017

Cub Activities 2017

Shelter Building – November 2017 Cubs spent Friday night learning how to build the frame of a shelter. As you can see from the photos, all their efforts were very successful! Nearly there.We’re done.Us too.Great...

Volunteering Aug292017

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,...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Promise, Law & Moto

The values of Scouting All sections within Scouting share the same fundamental values, and these are encapsulated in the Promise (recited during investiture) and the Law. These values are: Integrity : We act with integrity; we are honest, trustworthy and loyal. Respect : We have self-respect and respect for others. Care : We support others and take care of the world in which we live. Belief : We explore our faiths, beliefs and attitudes. Cooperation : We make a positive difference; we cooperate with others and make friends.   Promise, Law & Moto Beavers Cubs Scouts The Beaver Scout Promise I promise to do my best, To be kind and helpful, And to love God.   The Beaver Scout Law There is no formal Beaver Scout Law. The concepts expressed in the Scout Law are to be presented to Beaver Scouts through games, storytelling and other informal activities.   The Beaver Scout Motto Be prepared. The Cub Scout Promise I promise that I will do my best, To do my duty to God and to the Queen, To help other people, And to keep the Cub Scout Law.   The Cub Scout Law Cub Scouts always do their best, Think of others before themselves, And do a good turn every day.   The Cub Scout Motto Be Prepared. The Scout Promise On my honour, I promise that I will do my best, To do my duty to God and to the Queen, To help other people, And to keep the Scout Law.   The Scout Law A Scout is to be trusted. A Scout is loyal. A Scout is friendly and considerate. A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts. A Scout has courage in all difficulties. A Scout makes good use of time...

Cubs Winter Hike Feb212015

Cubs Winter Hike

The Cubs had their winter hike on Saturday 21st February at Carsington Water reservoir. The weather was varied (snow, sunshine, hail and rain) but the Cubs had lots of energy so it did not take long to complete the planned circuit. After dinner, they investigated the Severn Trent visitor centre and wildlife watching area. Starting off (snowing).They’re keen!Main part of the dam.We had to pixelate him.Below the dam (sunshine).A few soggy feet by now.Still sunny.On our way back.Quick shower of hail.Waiting for the stragglers.Lunchtime (sunny again)View from wildlife hide.Spot the Cub – there are...

Cub Carol Service Dec012014

Cub Carol Service

Cubs District Carol Service The service is being held Monday 1st December at the Lifehouse Church on Chatsworth Road (formerly Zion). Please drop off at 6.50pm and pick up at 8pm. Cubs need to be in full uniform and please bring a small donation for the collection. Due to limited space in church this service is for cubs and leaders only . Many Thanks Akela...

Cubs Global Challenge Oct102014

Cubs Global Challenge

On Friday 10th October as part of our Global Challenge Badge, a representative from the Smiles Foundation will be coming along to the meeting to talk about the important work that they do with children and families in Romania. You can see more about the work the Smiles Foundation do on their website at thesmilesfoundation.org As well as learning about the Charity we are suggesting that the Cubs bring along a small donation each of 50p-£1. From the evening they will be able to see how their donation can help people in another country. One of 3rd Brampton’s young leaders will also be coming along to tell the cubs about his experiences when he went with 3rd Brampton in 2013, to Romania, on a working trip....

Climbing – Sat 27th Sept Sep272014

Climbing – Sat 27th Sept

Cubs & Beavers – Climbing Wall, Saturday 27th September, 10am-12.30pm 1st North Wingfield Scout Group have their own climbing wall.  The Beaver and Cub sections of the Group visited the wall on Saturday 27th September and took part in a number of activities, including the wall. Starting off.Making progress.At the top.Abseiling. Please see attached letter for directions – North Wingfield Climbing Wall – Saturday 27th Sept...

Cub Walk May122014

Cub Walk

Cub Hike – May 2014 Back in May ex-Akela and Super Hiker Mark Simons led a 6 mile circular walk for the Cubs, from Ashford-in-the-Water via Monsal Head. The weather was spectacular and the Cubs had a great time – nothing like taking off your walking boots and having a paddle in the River! Akela.Enjoying the view.By the weir.Cooling off with a paddle.A well earned rest.Almost there.   Cub Hike – October 2013 Well done to those who attended the Cub hike last month. The weather turned out fine and was even sunny by the end of the walk. Posing for a...

Cub Uniform Apr202014

Cub Uniform

There are a range of badges and awards available to young people in the Cub section. They are divided into the following categories; Activity Badges Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Cub Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests. Challenge Badges Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Pack or community. There are several challenge badges across a number of themes, from the physical and outdoorsy to challenges dealing with the local community or issues connected with the Scouting world. Core Badges In addition, there are a number of core badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Pack, or for time spent in the Scouting movement. Activity Packs Some activity badges are sponsored by outside companies, and these companies often provide extra exciting resource packs to help Cub Scouts towards gaining their...