1st Balcombes Scout HQ Opening
Sean Edwards September 18, 2016

On Saturday 17th September, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers gathered at 1st Balcombes Scout HQ to celebrate the opening of the new Scout Hall named "Cai's Cabin" in memory of Ceinwen who had been actively involved in the group for a num… Read More

 
Rifle Shooting - Interested in taking part?
Sean Edwards September 10, 2016

Target shooting is, as its name implies, the sport of shooting at artificial targets. It is an international sport, featured at the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games. The game is about marksmanship skill; the ability to repeatedly… Read More

 
Scout Shoot 2016 Results
Sean Edwards September 5, 2016

Congratulations to those who took part in the Surrey Scout Shoot on Sunday 4th September. Paul Carruthers won the greybeard trophy for the best aggregate score for an over 25. The competition is for all members of the Scout movement over 14… Read More

 
Drake Explorers Summer Expedition 2016
Sean Edwards August 21, 2016

A Party of 20 Scouts from Drake Explorer Scout Unit, Ifield along with some members of the Scout Network have just returned from their summer expedition to Southern Poland. Activities included hill walking in the High Tatra Mountains, cycli… Read More

 
Camelot Postal Shoot 2016
Sean Edwards August 14, 2016

Camelot TSC run a yearly open postal league for Sporter Air Rifle & Air Pistol and this year Crawley District Scouts entered a number of competitors. The league is open to all ages from all clubs and organisations, e.g. Scouts, Cadets,… 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)