Scout Activities 2017

Eggtastic – November 2017

Scouts learned how to cook eggs in four different ways – they also ate lots of eggs.


Abseiling – November 2017

Lots of our Scouts took part in abseiling off the bridge at Millers Dale on the Monsal Trail at the weekend. Well done to all those that conquered their fear of heights – and well done to those fearless Scouts who made it look so easy. A huge thank you to the climbing team instructors Adam, John and others that helped out, which made this activity possible. There will be more photo’s of this activity soon.


Patrol Bake-Off – November 2017

The 3rd Brampton bake-off was quite competitive.  Patrol’s cakes were marked on taste and decorative style. The leaders were required to taste them all.


Bear Grylls Challenge – October 2017

Our Scouts completed their Bear Grylls challenge, enduring high winds and rain for most of the weekend. Luckily they were quite sheltered in the wooded area, and their survival shelters were top notch. A big thank you to all the leaders and helpers that made this experience possible. More photos from the activity can be found at the 3rd Brampton Scout Group Facebook page.


Scout Investitures – August 2017

Two members of the Cub section moved up into Scouts and were formally invested.  Additionally, six Scouts from another troop were invested and welcomed to the 3rd Brampton troop.


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.


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).


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.


Cooking – March 2017

This evening the Scout section were cooking. Their task was to make both Sweet & Sour pork and Tomato Soup – and the results were pretty good. A big thank you to all the leaders, young leaders, and the many parents who supported the evening.


Cycling – March 2017

It started to rain shortly after setting off, and continued to rain until we got back – it turned out to be a very wet cycle ride, a 12.3 mile route around the Derwent reservoirs. A big thanks to Ryan and Ben and the parent helpers that came along.