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Hillwalking

Our Hillwalking team is here to offer on the hill/mountain experience to leaders who want to get a hill walking permits, or to offer trips to troops and units whose leaders don't have the relevant permits.

The team is also available to run training in map reading and compass skills this can be done at a pack, troop or unit night.

Contact John Tomlinson for more details

Pioneering

Pioneering is a key scout skill that is in danger of being lost.
Our new Pioneering team are here to help run troop evenings or training sessions for leaders on how to use and learn Pioneering.

Pioneering can be loads of fun, it's not just about building flag poles. Our team can teach you how to build catapults among a whole host of other exciting objects

Contact Paddy Riley for more details

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Activities

Welcome to the Derbyshire Scouts Activities page

These pages are dedicated to the range of activities offered by Derbyshire Scouts. We hope you find the information you require. If you don't, please contact the .

Scouting offers a huge range of activities and events. These range from Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI), adventerous activities such as Caving, Climbing, Canoeing etc and to traditional Scout pioneering and map & compass skills.

In Derbyshire we have a number of Scout Activity centres and Campsites along with a number of activity Advisors. Please see the links below to help you in your quest to find an activity.

Nick CowardACC Activities

Activity Events

Activation is a full day event of activities that will be laid on by the County Active Support Units

The event takes place near Carsington Water and is a one day event (Saturday for Scouts & Explorers, Sunday for Cubs). Activities will include rock climbing, sailing, caving, archery & air rifle, geocaching, mountain biking, crate stacking, survival skills & canoeing to name a few.

For more details, please go to the Activation page

The Big Shoot 2017 will be held on the 13th & 14th May 2017

The Big Shoot is an annual Archery and Air Rifle competition, hosted at Drum Hill, is open to Scouts and above and includes both individual and team challenges.

For more information please click here or email bigshoot@drumhill.org.uk

Activities

Archery badgeArchery
Team Leader: Tim Roast
Cycling badgeBiking
Team Leader: Paul Gant
Caving badgeCaving
Team Leader: Alex Shaw
Climbing badgeClimbing
Team Leader: Adam Mitchell
Communications badgeCommunications
Team Leader: Adam Bennett
Creative badgeCreative Skills
Team Leader: Sally Eccles
First Aid badgeFirst Aid
Team Leader: Neil Horbury
Hillwalking badgeHill Walking
Pioneeering badgePioneering
Team Leader: Paddy Riley
Entertainment badgeScout Shows
Team Leader: Jean Roulinson
Sailing badgeSailing
Team Leader: Mike Stoker
Shooting badgeShooting

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities, designed to support the personal and social development of young people aged 14-25, regardless of gender, background or ability.

Derbyshire is looking to appoint divisional advisors for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme. If you have any queries please contact the County DofE Advisor. More details can be found at /dofe or at http://www.dofe.org

Helpful Information

Adventurous Activity Permits / Training

The more adventurous activities which we do usually require a permit.
This is still the case even if you hold the relevant National Governing Body (NGB) Qualification.

Check the A-Z list of activities to see if your particular activity is there so you can see what the requirements are.
All Adventurous Activity Permit applications should be sent to our Manager of the Adventurous Activity Permits. The current Application Form can be found here.

Permit Application Process

Click here to view the full applicaton process

Applicant completes the Application Form, and where appropriate a logbook, then sends the completed form to , Derbyshire Scouts MAPS (Manager of Activity Permit Scheme)
MAPS logs the application, issues a unique County Number, checks Safeguarding & DBS and ensures that the Applicant holds a Full Role. Without these, the Application will not Proceed
MAPS then forwards the Application to the relevant Activity Assessor(s). This may be an External Assessor or one from another county
MAPS advises the applicants DC/ CC so they are aware of the Application
Assessor makes contact with the Applicant, and arranges for a suitable date for the assessment. (which may include a training session)
During the Assessment, the Assessor can agree details such as Terrain or Class of water and decide whether the Applicant needs a card permit
Following a successful assessment, the Assessor Recommends the Permit on Compass, detailing any additional restrictions. Assessor should return the Checklist to MAPS ideally by email
To Recommend a Permit, Log into Compass in your Assessor Role. Search for the applicant using the magnifying glass. Use the Permits tab and click 'Recommend'. Tick Technical Competence and Scout Association Rules adding Restrictions in the boxes alongside, then select a Granting Commissioner. This should usually be their DC
DC/CC is automatically notified by Compass and can then Grant or Reject the Permit on Compass. They may need to contact the Applicants GSL, Team Leader or the Assessor if they do not know the Applicant. If they are unaware of the application they should contact MAPS for verification
To Grant or Reject a Permit, Log into Compass in your DC/CC Role. Search for the applicant using the magnifying glass. Use the Permits tab and click 'Update' on the Permit. Tick Safeguarding and Personal Suitability adding Restrictions in the boxes alongside. Transfer all Restrictions into the Restrictions Box. Click Save/Grant or Save/Reject
Applicant automatically notified by Compass
If requested, MAPS or DC will issue a Permit Card

Activity Training Events

We are also running a number of training sessions.
These give you the chance to try out an activity, chat to the trainers/assessors or even gain an NGB Qualification.

Please click here to view upcoming activity training sessions

Sun, 4th June 2017 10:00:00
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Climbing Wall Training and Assessment Day
Drum Hill Campsite

Training and Assessments running throughout the day. Please email Adam at adammitch@gmail.com with a brief description of what you wish to achieve whether that be training and/or assessments so we can cater for your needs. 

Sun, 11th June 2017 09:30:00
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Archery Assessment Day
Spikes Hut, Drum Hill

This Assessment Day is to enable Leaders who hold the Archery GB qualification be approved for their Archery Permit which is required before they can practice Archery within Scouting.

Please complete a Permit Application form and send it to permits@derbsyhirescouts.org. They can be found here - http://members.scouts.org.uk/activitypermitapplication

To apply to come on the day, please email archery@derbyshirescouts.org, you may be specified a time to come, to save waiting around.

Sat, 17th June 2017 09:30:00
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Hillwalking Permit Assessment Day
Barber Booth

This is a chance to be assessed for your Hillwalking Permit for T1 or T2 Summer.

To book to come along, please email hillwalking@derbyshirescouts.org 

You need to have completed a Permit Application Form and provided a comprehensive Log Book. Email permits@derbsyhirescouts.org  with these or for more help.

Sun, 18th June 2017 09:30:00
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Hillwalking - Basic Navigation/Map Reading
Drum Hill Campsite

This course gives Leaders the chance to learn skills they can use to get their young people out and about and learning Navigation. This course is also open to Explorer Scouts and participants of Duke of Edinburgh or Queen Scout schemes.

If you are considering gaining a Hillwlkaing Pemit, this is the ideal starting point.

The course costs £5 and needs to be booked via hillwalking@derbyshirescouts.org.

Please wear clothing suitable for outdoors and bring a packed lunch.

 

Sat, 9th September 2017 09:30:00
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Hillwalking - Basic Navigation/Map Reading
Gradbach

This course gives Leaders the chance to learn skills they can use to get their young people out and about and learning Navigation. This course is also open to Explorer Scouts and participants of Duke of Edinburgh or Queen Scout schemes.

If you are considering gaining a Hillwlkaing Pemit, this is the ideal starting point.

The course costs £5 and needs to be booked via hillwalking@derbyshirescouts.org.

Please wear clothing suitable for outdoors and bring a packed lunch.

 

Sun, 10th September 2017 09:30:00
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Archery Assessment Day
Venue TBC

This Assessment Day is to enable Leaders who hold the Archery GB qualification be approved for their Archery Permit which is required before they can practice Archery within Scouting.

Please complete a Permit Application form and send it to permits@derbsyhirescouts.org. They can be found here - http://members.scouts.org.uk/activitypermitapplication

To apply to come on the day, please email archery@derbyshirescouts.org, you may be specified a time to come, to save waiting around.

Sun, 10th September 2017 09:30:00
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Hillwalking Permit Assessment Day
Gradbach

This is a chance to be assessed for your Hillwalking Permit for T1 or T2 Summer.

To book to come along, please email hillwalking@derbyshirescouts.org 

You need to have completed a Permit Application Form and provided a comprehensive Log Book. Email permits@derbsyhirescouts.org  with these or for more help.

Sat, 16th September 2017 10:00:00
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Climbing Training and Assessment Day
Burbage North

Training and Assessments running throughout the day. Please email Adam at adammitch@gmail.com with a brief description of what you wish to achieve whether that be training and/or assessments so we can cater for your needs. 

Sun, 3rd December 2017 09:30:00
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Archery Assessment Day
Spikes Hut, Drum Hill

This Assessment Day is to enable Leaders who hold the Archery GB qualification be approved for their Archery Permit which is required before they can practice Archery within Scouting.

Please complete a Permit Application form and send it to permits@derbsyhirescouts.org. They can be found here - http://members.scouts.org.uk/activitypermitapplication

To apply to come on the day, please email archery@derbyshirescouts.org, you may be specified a time to come, to save waiting around.

You can also contact a County Adviser (listed below) for more information on an Activity or you can access the services of one of our Activity Teams (click on the badges above).

Contacts & Links

ACC ActivitiesNick Coward
Permits AdministratorDebbie Steeples
Nights Away Permit ManagerMark Rushworth

ArcheryTim Roast
BikingPaul Gant
CavingNick Coward
ClimbingChris Bagworth
Diving & SnorkellingAndrew Fretter
Hill WalkingDebbie Steeples, John Tomlinson
Kite SportsShaun Cook
PioneeringPaddy Riley
SailingMike Stoker
ShootingPhil Leivers
Water ActivitiesMatt Davenport