1st Ripley Scout Group has been at the heart of the local community for more than 100 years, since the foundation in 1909, with youngsters, adult leaders and helpers always being an integral part of that story, and we remain active in the local community today. We are actively involved in supporting lots of activities such as the annual Ripley Event and the famous Ripley Bonfire. Our volunteers help out at these and other events and you'll see our marquees going up and down all around the area for a variety of occasions.
When not being used for scouting activities, our Scout Hall offers a useful local venue for community events, meetings, and children’s parties etc. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor space, toilet and kitchen facilities, and limited parking, so if you would like to join the list of local clubs, societies and bands that meet at our Headquarters, just get in touch!
Young people who take part in Scouting are more likely to take an active role in their communities than those who do not, according to new, independent research commissioned by The Scout Association. Scouts are a third more likely than non-Scouts to help out in their local area, feel greater responsibility to their local community, and volunteer to help others.