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

 
Chief Scout Bronze / Silver Presentations July 2016
Sean Edwards August 6, 2016

Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts gathered at St Andrew’s Church on Friday 1st July to receive their certificates in recognition of achieving the Chief Scout’s Bronze and Silver Awards. The Chief Scout’s Bronze Award is the highest award availab… Read More

 
Sussex100 Camp - What a blast!
Sean Edwards August 3, 2016

Cubs from across East and West Sussex gathered at Ardingly at the weekend for Sussex 100, a camp celebrating their section’s centenary. It was the adventure of a lifetime for 2,600 Cub Scouts from across the two counties, running from Frida… Read More

 
Target Sprint Success
Sean Edwards August 3, 2016

Congratulations to Connaugh Launchbury who is part of 2nd Ifield Scout Group and Crawley District Network Scouts who partook in the Target Sprint Series Final 2016 which took place in Cardiff on Sunday and was a huge success. Connaugh came… 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)