WSJ2019 Participants Selected
Allen Heath October 15, 2017

2019 sees the next World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, America. 22 Scouts and Explorer Scouts in Crawley District applied to part of our contingent. They took part in a weekend selection camp, where they were given different tasks to com… Read More

WSJ 2019 – Adult Leaders have been selected!
Wendy Keeley October 2, 2017

Following a tough application process, twenty adult leaders were invited to attend a weekend selection camp at Lodge Hill over the weekend 23rd – 24th September. During the course of the weekend each leaders was assessed in their Young Pers… Read More

Grow Your Group!
Wendy Keeley September 28, 2017

Grow your Group is a set of fun and entertaining workshops where skills and ideas will be shared which are supported by both electronic resources and hard resources such as your Vacancy Boards. All areas you will need to help your Group gro… Read More

Drake Explorer Scout Gold Expedition
Sean Edwards September 26, 2017

The video below was filmed by some of Drake Explorer Scouts as part of their Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award hike project video, in Scotland this summer.… Read More

Crawley Network - Explorer Belt
Sean Edwards September 4, 2017

Congratulations to six members (Sam, Matthew, Ania, Adam, Tom and Joe) of Crawley District Scout Network who have recently completed their Explorer Belt in the Netherlands. The Explorer Belt is a challenge of a lifetime. It is a chance to t… Read More



DC Welcome

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

Crawley District has eleven Scout groups, ten within the town and one in Balcombe, a local village 4 miles South East of Crawley. All Groups offer Scouting to young people from the age of 6 through to 14 across three sections; Beavers (6-8 years of age), Cubs (8 to 10.5) and Scouts (10.5 to 14). In addition, the District has six Explorer Scout units providing Scouting for 14 to 18 year olds and these work closely with the local Groups. The District also has a Network Scout unit (18 to 25) giving older members the opportunity to continue in Scouting without taking on the responsibility of being a leader and offering support to help them work towards their Queens Scout Award. It also offers them social opportunities as well as supporting Scouting at the many District events. Additionally, our Campsite at Pease Pottage benefits from ongoing support from the Stanford Scout Active Support Section which is a group of adults interested in creating an environment second to none for camping and outdoor experiences.

The Scout movement provides a balanced and progressive programme that enables young people to develop physically and mentally, work as a team member whilst also gaining independence and increases 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, Scout and Explorer leaders. Adults can also join Executive committees to 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 recent 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.

Wendy Keeley (District Commissioner)