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 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
Welcome to the Derbyshire Scouts Activities page
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.
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 2019 will be held on the 11th & 12th May 2019
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.
Team Leader: Tim Roast
Team Leader: Paul Gant
Team Leader: Andrew Fretter
Team Leader: Ashley Lawrence, Phil Lilley
Team Leader: Adam Mitchell, Jean Roulinson
Bookings: Click here
Team Leader: Dan Ramsbottom, Kieran Clarke
Team Leader: Sally Eccles
Team Leader: Neil Horbury
Team Leader: Jon Cantrill
Team Leader: Rachel Roberts
Team Leader: Paddy Riley
Team Leader: Jean Roulinson
Team Leader: Mike Stoker, Joe Scurrah
Team Leader: Phil Leivers, Andrew Templer
A new version of the Derbyshire Scout Activity Directory is now available
Following the success of previous booklets, we have produced an updated electronic version containing all of the latest information for Activity contacts and events in Derbyshire. As Derbyshire Scouting continues to grow and thrive, we are excited to see our Active Support Units doing the same. Over the past few years we have seen several new Activity Support Units to add to our existing portfolio of Teams.
We hope that this information will inspire you to make use of the wealth of activities and support on your doorstep as we prepare young people with skills for life
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
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
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
There are currently no events scheduled
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 Activities||Nick Coward|
|Manager of the Activity Permit Scheme||Debbie Steeples|
|Nights Away Permit Manager||Mark Rushworth|
|Diving & Snorkelling||Andrew Fretter|
|Hill Walking||Gyles Wren|
|Kite Sports||Shaun Cook|
|Sailing||Mike Stoker, Joe Scurrah|
|Water Activities||Matt Davenport|
Scout Activity Centres
|Derbyshire Scouts Sailing Club||Drum Hill|
|Drum Hill||Gradbach Scout Campsite|