Thursday 28 February 2019

A message from Saul Brown - our new Group Scout Leader

Hi, my name is Saul Brown and I've taken on the role as Group Scout Leader (GSL) at 1st Taxal Scout Group.

Firstly I would like to thank Stephen Sidebotham and Linda Birch for sharing the role over the last few years. They will both be continuing in Assistant Group Scout Leader positions.

The GSL role is to provide Leadership for all the Sections in the Group and ensure a balanced program of activities is delivered.

Many of you already know me as I have previously helped run Beavers and Cubs. Currently I occasionally help out at Scouts. I first started helping in Beavers when my eldest son joined 8 years ago.

My 3 sons Alex, Zak and Ben have moved through the sections with Alex currently in Explorers and Zak and Ben in Scouts.

I will try to visit Beavers over the next few months to introduce myself in person and to get to know the young people in the Beaver Colonies.

1st Taxal is a thriving Scout Group; we have waiting lists for all sections. We take part in High Peak District activities, being the largest group at this year's Wallaboree Camp and have retained the Border Hike Johanna Knowles Trophy for 2 years. Internationally 2 of our members are attending the World Scout Jamboree in North America this summer.

It is a great privilege to be GSL and I hope that I will be able to build on 1st Taxal's strong 95 year history. I will endeavour to enable and provide opportunities for all Scout Sections to have exciting experiences and build strong positive memories and friendships.

Many thanks,


Monday 18 February 2019

February 200 Club winners

The latest numbers have been drawn and our winners selected.

Congratulations to you all!

February 2019 Winners!
  • 1st prize  =  Mr R Hambleton 
  • 2nd prize  =  Mrs D Bromley 
  • 3rd prize  =  Mrs R Coe

As ever, please let us know if you would like to take part!

Wednesday 13 February 2019

1st Buxton Disco

1st Buxton scout group are having a social event with a disco, buffet, raffle and free punch on arrival  on Sat 23rd Feb from 8.00pm onwards. It is being held at the Scout HQ (at top of Peveril Road) for anyone who helps, or is connected with, Scouting in the District.

The cost is £10 and you will need to bring your own tipple (Adults Only).

Hope you can make it.

Tickets can be booked through Roger Harrison on: 7866757457.

Wednesday 6 February 2019

World Scout Jamboree Coffee Morning - 16th February

The final World Scout Jamboree coffee morning is taking place on Saturday 16th February, 9am until 12 midday, at the Mechanic's Institute in Whaley Bridge. 

There will be the usual Tea/Coffee, cakes, raffle etc. Any help that can be offered, cakes or prizes grateful received. The last coffee morning was a great success and we expect that this will be just as well supported.

We are on the final fundraising push now, we are within the final £1000 of the target to allow us to attend the Jamboree in the Summer! We should have the required funding by the end of March.

As always , thanks for everyone’s support. It really is very much appreciated.