Friday Night 20th September

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 bird of prey night with cubs. Meet at St Thomas Church 6:00 – 7:30pm.   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 birds of prey night. Meet at St Thomas church 6:00 – 7:30 pm.           Friday Night This Friday Scouts are having a birds of prey night. Meet St Thomas Church 7:30 – 9:00 pm October Camp 4th – 6th October Nights Away Information Form (October Indoor Camp) Upcoming Events         3rd Btrampton 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....

Beaver Programme May152019

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. 3rd Brampton run two Beaver Sections. The Rother Beavers meet on Mondays and the Hipper Beavers meet on Fridays. Both follow a programme of activities on a termly basis. Programmes and additional activity information for both Beaver Sections can be found below. Updates will be added to the programmes as soon as they become available, so please check back here regularly. The latest information about this Friday’s/Monday’s activities can also be found on the ‘Friday Night’/’Monday Night’ posts accessible from the home page.   Rother Colony (Monday Nights) Winter 2019 Autumn 2018 Summer 2018 Winter 2018      3rd-Brampton-Rother- Beaver-Programme – Sept to Oct 2019 3rd-Brampton-Rother- Beaver-Programme – Winter 19 3rd Brampton Rother Beaver Programme Health Information & Consent Form Rother Beaver Programme – June-July 2018 Rother Beaver Programme – April-May 2018 Rother Beaver Programme – January-March 2018  (Revised 03-02-2018)     Hipper Colony (Friday Nights) Autumn 2019 Autumn 2018 Summer 2018 Winter 2018 Autumn 2017 Summer 2017 Winter 2017 Autumn 2016 Winter 2016 Autumn 2015 Summer 2015 Winter 2015 Autumn 2014 Summer 2014 Beaver Programme – Sept 2019 Beaver Programme – May 19 Beaver Programme – jan 19 Beaver Programme – Sept – Dec 18 Health Information & Consent Form Hipper Beaver Programme – June-July 2018 (Revised 31-05-2018) Hipper Beaver Programme – April-July 2018 Hipper Beaver Programme – January-March 2018 Beaver Programme – September-December 2017 (Revised 30-10-2017) Beaver Programme...

Monday Night – 21st Jan Jan212019

Monday Night – 21st Jan

What’s On This Monday See information below relating to this Monday’s activities in the Rother Beaver section. For information about activities further ahead, please see the Beaver Programme. Rother Beavers Monday Night This Monday Beavers are doing the same but the two half’s are swapping over half are at the Chesterfield Observatory and the other at Church. Meeting at St Thomas Church – Monday, 17:30 – 18:30 pm Chesterfield Observatory – Hasting Close, Chesterfield, S41 8RH Look forward to seeing you all there. 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.       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....

Beaver Activities 2018 May042018

Beaver Activities 2018

Construction – May 2018 As part of the second half of the Builder Badge, Beavers followed their plans to create puppets, gardens and a castle. Puppets.Grand castle.Tray gardens.   Construction – April 2018 This Friday the Beavers made igloos and tunnels as a practice for their Builder Activity Badge. Busy constructing a tunnel.The igloo roof.Finished igloo.   Rock Painting – January 2018 Both the Cub and Beaver sections took part in a rock painting night with UK Rocks. Part of the ‘Be Kind initiative‘ intended to make people smile. The idea is that decorated rocks are hidden in local parks for people to find, pictures of found rocks are shared on their Facebook page. Everyone had a great time and a donation was given to the local Monkey Park. Rock painting.Unique designs.Thumbs up.Pet rock anyone?   Gardening – January 2018 The Beavers learnt about caring for plants as part of their Gardening Badge.  They also created planters to bring more colour to the church grounds. Release the plants.We love mess.More compost.The finished...

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...

Beaver Activities 2017 Nov172017

Beaver Activities 2017

International Night – November 2017 As part of the activities for International Night, the Beavers learned about life in Kyrgyzstan. A big thank you to James’ mum for sharing her experiences of the country. Making flags.Lots to do.Intense concentration.   Activity Walk – September 2017 This week the Beavers took part in an activity walk around Somersall Park. A big thank you to the parent volunteers who helped out on the night. Everyone enjoyed a well earned bag of chips at the end of the night. Beavers everywhere!Chips.   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...

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’...

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,...

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!...

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...

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...

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...

Chief Scouts Award Jul182014

Chief Scouts Award

Three members of the Beaver section received their Chief Scouts Bronze award, the highest award that can be gained by a Beaver.  Five members of the Scout section also received their Chief Scouts Gold award.  The Scouts will attend a district presentation evening later on in the year to formally receive their award. Beavers with their Chief Scouts Bronze awards.Scouts with their Chief Scouts award...

Beaver Bonanza Jul162014

Beaver Bonanza

The 3rd Brampton Beavers had a fantastic day out at the Beaver Bonanza at the Drum Hill camp site.  Around 1,300 Beavers from all over Derbyshire took part in the event. They conquered the Jungle Adventure course, rode a Bucking Bronco, raced Camels, and went sledging as well as taking a River Trip over a waterfall, exploring the Great Barrier Reef and Hunting the Yeti. They travelled through Australasia, The Americas, Asia and Africa and got home in time for tea. They also met Furry Fred who along with Red Fox (Acc Beaver Scouts) presented the group with their Furry Fred Global Challenge – Midi Challenge Certificate and prize. Well done to all the Beavers for their hard work, and thank you to the county for putting on a great day for everyone. Crowds of Beavers.Crafting at the bonanza.Sledging in the summer!The scuba tunnel.Catapult a Beaver?String pulling race.Obstacle course – up and over.The group with Red Fox.Beaver...

Beaver Uniform Apr202014

Beaver Uniform

There are a range of badges and awards available to young people in the Beaver section. They are divided into the following categories; Activity Badges Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Beaver 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 Colony 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 Colony, 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 Beaver Scouts towards gaining their...