Standing Room only for Rememberance Sunday Services
Sean Edwards November 21, 2016

On Remembrance Sunday (13th November) the residents of Ifield, the congregation of St Margaret’s Church and 2nd Ifield (St Margaret’s) Scout Group gathered around the war memorial in Ifield churchyard for two minutes silence and wreath layi… Read More

Green-fingered beavers awarded by In Bloom judges
Sean Edwards November 17, 2016

The 7th Crawley Beaver Colony have scooped an In Bloom award for their work turning part of a grass verge into a colourful flower bed and vegetable patch. Seven years ago the colony adopted a patch at the corner of Winchester Road and Durh… Read More

40th National Scout Shooting Championships
Craig Edwards October 22, 2016

Over the weekend of Fri 14th to Sun 16th Oct over 40 members of Crawley District took part in the 40th National Scout Shooting Championships. The event is held every year and approx. 800 shooters from across the UK take part in a large numb… Read More

1st Southgate - Hike to raise funds for animal therapy farm
Eddy Hills October 19, 2016

A 37 strong group of Cubs and Scouts from 1st Southgate Scout Group put on their hiking boots for a charity as part of their annual summer camp. They were joined by adult volunteers on the 4.5 mile hike from Stanford campsite to Buchan Park… Read More

Downsman Hike 2016
Sean Edwards October 10, 2016

The Sussex Downsman Hike is an event held annually on the first Saturday in October on the South Downs. This year it took place on Saturday 1st October. The Hike is organised principally for the Scout and Guide Associations of East and West… 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)