Friday Night 12th July

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 being visited by the RNLI. Meet at St Thomas Church 6:15 – 7:15pm. 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 being visited by the RNLI. Meet at St Thomas church 6:00 – 7:30 pm.           Friday Night This Friday Scouts are at The Chesterfield Museum. Full Uniform Meet at St Chesterfield Museum  7:30-9:00pm St Mary’s Gate, Chesterfield, S41 7TD 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....

Scout Programme May172019

Scout Programme

The Scout Section is for young people (boys and girls) 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. Winter 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 3rd Brampton St Thomas Scouts Summer 2019 3rd Brampton St Thomas Scouts Winter 2019 Scout Programme – September-December 2018 Health Information & Consent Form Scout Programme – Summer 2018 (Revised 13-05-2018) Spring Bank Camp – Information & Consent Form Summer Camp – Belgium 2018 – Camp Information Letter 1 | Camp Information Letter 2 | Camp Information Letter 3. Scout Programme – Apr-May 2018 Scout Programme – Winter 2018 Air Rifle...

GSL’s Blog Nov102018

GSL’s Blog

20th October 2016 5th May 2015 3rd Feb 2015 Hello from GSL blog 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...

Morrisons Bag Pack Jun072018

Morrisons Bag Pack

The Scouts have recently had two Morrisons bag pack fundraising events, held at our local Morrisons store, just off Chatsworth Road.  We are very grateful to all the staff at Morrisons (particularly supervisors and till operators) who made our Scouts feel very welcome and at ease during their time in-store.  We would also like to thank all of the customers who supported our Group through their donations – many of which gave despite not having their bag packed!  It was also great to see customers (and staff) taking a real interest in what our Scouts do, by asking them about past and future activities.  We are very lucky to have such a supportive local community! As well as raising funds for the Group, the activity also develops the confidence of our Scouts (many of whom are still in primary School) by getting them to interact with, and help out people they do not already know, as well as giving them an appreciation of the value of the donations provided.   Friday Night – 27th April 2018 Hope all the Scouts enjoyed the Morrison bag pack on Friday night – you raised £182.  Leaders and Morrisons staff all thought you did a great job, not only packing bags, but also with other jobs that needed doing in the store.  That was the practice run…   All Day Saturday – 7th June 2018 A huge thank you to the leaders, Scouts and parents involved in today’s Morrison’s bag pack.  We maned a number of tills throughout the day and raised an amazing £381.16 (plus a Euro, Australian and Canadian coin).  A special mention goes to our assistant Scout leader Ant who was there from the start at 8.45 am to the end at 4.30pm, and Julia who organised...

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...

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...

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...

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’...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Swimming Nov282014

Swimming

Swimming – Pool Party This Friday, Scouts will be meeting at the Water Meadows Swimming & Fitness Complex in Mansfield. Please meet at the venue at 7pm.  Please be ready to collect your Scout at 9pm. Cost £2.60 + £1.00 for a locker (16yrs+ £4.10 + £1.00 for a locker). The full address is: Water Meadows Swimming & Fitness Complex Titchfield Park Bath Street Mansfield NG18...

Outdoor Challenge Oct242014

Outdoor Challenge

Scouts Outdoor Challenge – Night Hike Activity Information: Night Hike, Friday 24th October, 6pm-10pm Starting at Baslow (meet in the village car park at 6pm). Finish at Holymoorside (parents to pick up Scouts from outside Holymoorside Primary School at 10pm). Would parents please email Mike at Scouts@3rdBrampton.co.uk by Thursday evening (Oct 23rd), if their child will be attending, and please include an emergency contact number for the evening. Any questions, please email Mike. Scouts will need : Walking boots Waterproof Coat Torch Hat & Gloves Warm clothing (NO DENIMS) Snack & Drink Small back...

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...

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...

Scout Uniform Apr202014

Scout Uniform

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