The Scouts section is designed for 10 1/2 - 14 year olds. Over the years we have done a variety of activities including sailing, canoeing, climbing, caving, camping and taking part in many of the districts events such as the cooking competition, and football competition. We also each year enter the National Scout Car Races competing against troops from all over the country although we are the only group in the district to currently enter the competition. In 2012 we came 3rd place in our class.
We meet every Thursday evening at our Scout Headquarters on Hill Street, Ripley and welcome new members. If you are interested in joining our Scout Troop please email us for more information at Scouts@1stRipleyScouts.org
We regularly go on weekend camps to locations such as Drum Hill Scout Camp Site, in Long Eaton and further afield when competing in the Scout Car races which can be anywhere in the country, and each summer the troop goes on a week long summer camp, this years summer camp is going to be North Wales.
Following the programme refresh all of the Scouts have now achieved the new Digital Citizen Stage 1 and 2 Badge on 5th February by researching various bird boxes for a fundraising project and then building scale models using SketchUp Make a CAD programme. Read more here.
The Scout Troop have held an inter-patrol Cooking Competition at HQ and taken part in a Night Hike which started at Headquarters and took in Heage and Pentrich before returning.
David Hawley are running a course, working towards the D.I.Y. Activity Badge.
The Troop took part in the 2014 District Indoor Football Competition where they gained second place, special thanks are extended to Tim Gent , one of the parents who organised the event. The Troop also enjoyed an evening ten-pin bowling at Genesis in Alfreton.