Chief Scout Bear Grylls Recognised Three Crawley District Scouts As Scouting’s Top Achievers
Sean Edwards May 22, 2016

Three Crawley District Scouts, Jamie Keeley, Sam Lashwood and Ania Jasko were honoured by international adventurer and Chief Scout Bear Grylls at Windsor Castle for gaining their Queen’s Scouts Awards on Sunday 24th April 2016. Bear was jo… Read More

 
West Sussex Beaver Trip - Fishers Farm
Sean Edwards May 16, 2016

On 14th May, 315 West Sussex Beavers Scouts and their leaders descended upon Fishers Farm to celebrate 30 years of Beaver Scouting. They had a fantastic day with their own magic and farm shows. Lots of fun was had on tractor rides, climbing… Read More

 
St George's Day Parade 2016
Sean Edwards April 30, 2016

Last Sunday, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network and Leaders from across Crawley came together for the annual St George’s Day Parade in Crawley Town Centre. The groups congregated in the Memorial Gardens before marching to Queens Squa… Read More

 
1st Balcombe's New Meeting Hall
Eddy Hills April 26, 2016

After months of fundraising and planning 1st Balcombe's new meeting hall has landed.‎ The pictures tell the story! There is still a number of weeks to go but now the main structure has arrived, the work to provide a new meeting‎ hall can re… Read More

 
Queen's Scouts Honoured
meastman April 23, 2016

On Thursday 14th April, Irene Orford, County Commissioner for Scouts in West Sussex, awarded two members of Drake Explorer Scouts in Ifield their Queen’s Scouts. Ania Jasko and Sam Lashwood, both who are 17 years old and have been members o… Read More

 

 

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Welcome to the Crawley District Scouts Website – the number one location to find out all about Scouting in Crawley!

Within the District there are eleven Scout groups offering Scouting to young people from the age of 6 through to 14 via the Beaver (6-8 years of age), Cub (8 to 10.5) and Scout (10.5 to 14) section. In addition the District has six Explorer Scout units providing Scouting for 14 to 18 year olds and a Network Scout unit, which provides a social network for 18 to 25 years olds, but enables them to support Scouting at the many District events. Additionally, our Campsite benefits from ongoing support from the Stanford Scout Active Support Section which is a group of interested adults in creating an environment second to none for camping and outdoor experiences.

The Scout movement provides a balanced programme that enables young people to develop physically and mentally and grow with self-confidence and self-esteem. However Scouting is not just for young people; the movement would not survive without adult support in the form of Beaver, Cub and Scout leaders. Adults provide the section leaders with support in administration and management, at both Group and District level. In addition the District Scout Active Support allows anyone from 18 onwards to support Scouting at all levels.

Over the past three years Scouting in the District has increased steadily and the popularity of Scouting continues to grow. Many Groups hold a waiting list for young people under the age of 6, waiting to become a Beaver Scout. If your son or daughter would like to become a Beaver, it is recommended that you place their names on a waiting list as soon as they become 5 years of age.

Whatever your age there will always be a welcome in Scouting for you in Crawley District. To find out more please contact us for Youth Membership or Volunteer Opportunities / Vacancies, the individual Groups listed on this website, or any of the District Team.

Eddy Hills (District Commissioner)