District Activity Day / Stanford Chapel Opening
Sean Edwards July 8, 2016

On Saturday 2nd July, over 80 people attended the District Activity Day where they were able to partake in activities such as Rifle Shooting, Archery, Bouncy Castles, Crafts, Fire Lighting, Tug of War and Bouldering. We were very lucky with… Read More

Crawley Cub 100 Birthday Party - Celebrated in Style!
Craig Edwards June 20, 2016

On Sat 18th June, over 200 Cubs from Crawley District celebrated the centenary of Cub Scouting in style. They met up with Leaders and other adults and friends at Blacklands Farm Guide Site at 8am, East Grinstead before hiking to Kingscote S… Read More

1st Southgate Cubs - Chief Scout Silver Awards Success
chrishobbs June 9, 2016

Congratulations to 4 Cubs from 1st Southgate who have recently achieved their Chief Scout Silver Award. The Chief Scout’s Silver Award is the highest award which a member in the Cub Scout Section can achieve. Having gained this award, the y… Read More

Volunteers Week - We need your help!
Sean Edwards June 2, 2016

Scouting continues to play a huge role in volunteering across the UK. Staying true to Scouting’s goal of helping people learn through doing, volunteering has helped to develop key skills in young people. 91% of volunteers and 88% of youth m… Read More

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



DC Welcomedc new

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)