Monday 10 June 2024

Group AGM 2024

Our AGM is at 7pm on Friday 28th June.


Minutes from last meeting

Model Constitution

There are some formal bits and voting that we NEED to have people there for, but we're also going to talk through what the Group has been up to this year and our plans for next year which is a big one given it's our 100 year birthday in 2024! So please come down and support the group and hear what everyone's going to be doing this year. Hopefully we will also have some awards to give out to our section members!

Three more really important points:

The Trustee Board is a vital and mandatory part of the Group being able to operate. It can sound a bit odd but it's a very similar setup to the board of governors for a school. It's a great way of getting a bit more involved and helping Scouts continue doing everything we do and it really doesn't take much of your time. If you'd like to get involved then please please let us know over the next week.

Our fantastic Secretary is stepping down meaning we have a vacancy in the team. The role is primarily supporting the Trustee and Management meetings (logistics, prep, minutes etc). If you think you could help then again, get in touch and we can talk it through.

Centenary BBQ is on the evening of July 25th! Make sure you put it in the diary, and we look forward to seeing you there

If you want to chat about how you can support us or any volunteering role, please feel free to get in touch!

Kind Regards,

David Green (Chair) & Paul Wheway (Group Lead Volunteer) 


1. Introduction and welcome

2. Apologies for absence

3. Governance topics

   a. Approve the minutes of the previous AGM

   b. Adopt the model constitution from Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR)

   c. Note the Group’s financial year

   d. Agree the number of members that may be appointed to the Trustee Board

   e. Agree the quorum for future meetings of the Group Scout Council (excluding this


4. Review of the previous year

   a. The Group Lead Volunteer’s review

   b. Section Reports (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers)

   c. Presentation of awards

   d. Receive and consider the Annual Report of the Group Trustee Board, including the

annual Statement of the Accounts

5. Making appointments

   a. Appoint members of the Group Trustee Board

   b. Appoint the Auditor

6. Closing remarks

Wednesday 31 January 2024

Check out our Facebook Group

If you haven't realised already, we are now posting the majority of our updates on our facebook page. 

You can find the group here:

It is much easier to update than this webpage. 

Many thanks for understanding.

Saturday 23 April 2022

Taxal Scouts are heading to South Korea!

You may not be aware but two of our Explorer Scouts, Casper and George, have been selected to represent the High Peak at next year's World Scout Jamboree in South Korea. This is an amazing opportunity but, first, they need to raise the funds to pay for all of the associated expenses.

They, along with the another three Scouts from Buxton, will be running a "Ride To Korea" sponsored event, where the 5 of them will be attempting to cycle the distance from Gradbach to SaeManGeum (5,576 miles!) over the next few months. You can read more about it on our new fundraising page.

We will be sharing regular updates on their journey and, hopefully, in 4 years time one of the current Beavers/Cubs will have the opportunity to attend.

Tuesday 19 May 2020

Derbyshire Scout Virtual Campover 2020 #derbyshirecampover


Date - Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd or Sunday 24th May, 2020.

Covid·19 may have changed the way that we have to do things but it doesn't stop us from doing them in a different way! Guiding and Scouting in Derbyshire are well renowned for their great joint camping efforts, so let's make this another one of them as we bring our camp together virtually, from all corners of the county and all sections of our organisations. There will be the option to purchase a special event badge from which any proceeds will benefit Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity Covid-19 appeal and the Chesterfield Royal Hospital Charity. It really will be a virtual camp to support real life heroes.

Choose from Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd or Sunday 24th May, 2020 to take part in your #derbyshirecampover- there's nothing to stop you from camping over for all three nights!

Set up your camp anywhere you want it to be, within the confines of your home. You can sleep outside or inside, make a den, put up a tent, sleep in a hammock, cuddle up in a blanket fort - the variations are endless and left entirely to your imagination. You could even theme your event if you wanted.
(All that we ask is that parents/guardians ensure that their young people are acting responsibly)
Make sure that you enjoy at least one activity that you would enjoy normally on a Sleepover, Camp or Pack Holiday. You could make a campfire (real or virtual), enjoy hot chocolate, do a craft, play a game with other members of your family, eat s'mores, write a diary, sing campfire songs ..... We'll be
sharing ideas but feel free to devise your own or share ones that your groups enjoy.
Then tell us all about it! Use the hashtag #derbyshirecampover when uploading to social media and tag the County in any public Face book posts etc.

Always make sure that you have appropriate permission before sharing photos.

Participation in the event will be free for everyone. We will provide a virtual certificate to participants (unit leaders will register their units and then each leader will be sent a participation certificate to circulate after the event).

Of course there will be badges! These will be optional to purchase at £1 each plus P&P.

Feel free to contact your leader, or Izzy (ACC Programme, Girlguiding Derbyshire) with any questions or queries on

Friday 1 May 2020

Virtual Camp Record Breakers

Over 70 members of 1st Taxal Scouts took part in a 'virtual' camp last night courtesy of Northumberland Scouts (

Despite the atrocious weather everyone had great fun and we are now part of a world record - over 84,000 people took part in the camp, with campers joining from all over world.

There's another virtual camp next month, this time organised by our own Derbyshire Scouts over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Let's hope we get better weather and even more participants!

Thursday 19 March 2020

All scout meetings cancelled

We are aware there have been lots of messages bouncing around the district in the aftermath of HQs announcement that all face to face scouting is suspended until further notice.

We want to clarify that this means for us. The following events and meeting have been suspended:

- St George's Day celebration

- appointments committees

- unit meetings

- district team meetings

- ADCs meetings

- all training

- Gradbach young wardens scheme

 - district AGM

We are looking forward to receiving ideas from the young people and yourselves on how we can carry on scouting in these altered circumstances. Please send any ideas to We are aware that different things may work for different age groups. 

The district team is working in the background to enable the behind the scenes aspect of scouting to still occur and looking at alternative ways of holding meetings and training. 

We hope to be sending regular updates as things develop so watch this space. 

Yours in scouting

The District Team

Monday 16 March 2020

Scouting suspension

We are sad to announce that meetings of all sections at 1st Taxal Scout Group are suspended until further notice.

This is in line with national guidance received from the Scout Association following the Prime Minister's announcement today regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This is a developing situation and we will aim to share any additional information I receive in a timely manner.

The Scouts have created a webpage: which they'll keep updated from tomorrow.

We are planning to share activities for young people to do at home with their parents if families are faced with self-isolation. We will be communicating more about this soon.

Please look after yourselves and those around you.


Saul Brown,

Group Scout Leader