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...

Scout Activities 2018 Mar232018

Scout Activities 2018

Caving – March 2018 Scouts took part in exploring the caves on the south side of Matlock Bath (near the Bath Hotel).  Once again, a big thanks to the caving team who all helped make this such a great activity. Caving – Matlock Bath.   Indoor Camp & Conservation Weekend – February 2018 The Scouts enjoyed a full weekend of ‘indoor’ camping at the Peak District National Park’s Brunts Barn facility.  The weekend also included some conservation activities i.e. helping to clear an area of dead wood.  This meant chopping, cutting and burning things!  A big thanks to all the leaders and helpers that made the weekend possible. Lopping things.Cutting things.Sawing things.   Chief Scouts Award – February 2018 Four of our Scouts were presented with their Chief Scouts Gold award at the District’s awards afternoon held at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield.  140 Scouts from all over the county were presented with their certificates by David Coleman Vice President of the Derbyshire Scouts Association.  More pictures from the ceremony can be seen here. Scouts work steadily towards their Gold award through the activities they do each week, but they also have to plan and implement an expedition – see here for more details. Receiving certificate.Chief Scout’s Gold Award.Group...

Scout Activities 2017 Nov242017

Scout Activities 2017

Eggtastic – November 2017 Scouts learned how to cook eggs in four different ways – they also ate lots of eggs. Frying.Boiling.Poaching.Scrambling.Anyone want another?   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. Seeing how it’s done.First up.Starting off.After the ledge.Dropping down.Looking confident.Half way.Hanging around.   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. The finished article.Looks tasty.Jam everywhere.We like Smarties.Ta-da.Smiley face cake.We have to taste them all.Judging.   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. About to set off.Short hike to secret area.Final instructions.Building shelter structures.Taking shape.Chopping fire wood.All finished.Front door looks good.Just about done.Moving in.It’ll do.Go away.Round the fire.   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. Cubs moving up.Welcome...

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...

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...

Scout Summer Camp Jul282017

Scout Summer Camp

Scout Summer Camp – July 2017  The Scout troop held their week long annual summer camp at Raven Gill Scout Campsite, located just outside Commondale in the North Yorkshire moors. 12 Scouts, 2 Explorer Scouts/Young Leaders and their leaders had an action packed week, made new friends and enjoyed canoeing, sailing (Scaling Dam), swimming, mountain biking, wide games, rock climbing, hiking and crab fishing. As well as all the the activities, the Scouts kept an orderly camp site and cooked for themselves. As always, a huge thank you to all the leaders in all their capacities that made this camp possible. Van’s loaded, just about to go.View of the campsite.Daily briefing by Ben.Morning patrol briefing.Snack time in Whitby.Getting crabbing lines ready.Big kids at the playground.Keen to get out on the lake.A bit of sailing too!No. 2 – your time is up.Looks like trouble.All in for a swim.Coastal path hike.On the beach.Making their way back up.On their way back to camp.More crabbing in Whitby.Rock climbing activity.Belaying.Fantastic weather and location.End of camp...

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.     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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Scout Activities 2014 Jul152014

Scout Activities 2014

June was very much an outdoor month for the Scout troop, starting with a camp at Spitewinter where we survived some very heavy rain on the early on the Saturday morning.  This brightened up mid morning and allowed the tents to dry, but the ground stayed very muddy.  Later on in the month they had an evening of Wide Games, some Kayaking, archery, and a Saturday hike around Holymoorside and Linacre. Spitewinter Weekend Camp – June 2014 He’s happy with his string.Not as easy as it looks.Breakfast.Camp cooking.The mud.   Troop Night Archery – July 2014 Troop night archery.The concentration.   Hike – Holymoorside & Linacre – June 2014 Hike around Holymoorside and Linacre.Nearly...

Kayaking Jun182014

Kayaking

This June members of the Scout section went Kayaking at Walton Dam in Chesterfield.  There were two groups/sessions, both of which were lucky enough to have a warm summers evening in which to develop their Kayaking skills, play Canoe football, and walk the raft.  There was of course some swimming involved.  The selection of photo’s below are from both groups. Group 1 Someone’s in already.You’re going the wrong way.Watch out for him.Especially him.And him.He’s on a mission.On my own…Out on the water.Running the raft.He’s gone the wrong way.Hold it together.Everyone’s in now.It’s behind you.   Group 2 The raft.Where are they going?Kayak football.Over here.That way!Is that a goal?Which way?The...

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...