Crawley District Rifle and Pistol Sessions - 2016 Review
Sean Edwards January 16, 2017

Crawley district has now got 10 young people in the Scout National Squad out of a total of 60 UK squad members. We open twice a week on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings for all Crawley District Scouts to attend and train. We need more… Read More

Wappenshaw 2016
Sean Edwards December 31, 2016

On Saturday 31st December, 4th Worth hosted the annual Wappenshaw Competition where local shooters took part in 6 yrd pistol, rifle, biathlon and archery. It was a well fought competition with the attached photos showing the overall team an… Read More

Merry Christmas
Sean Edwards December 16, 2016

Dates for 2017 have now been uploaded to the website. We have also uploaded the 2017 Rifle Shooting Permission Forms available on the rifle shooting page. If you notice any mistakes / omissions, please contact the webmaster here who can cor… Read More

Celebrating Christmas
meastman December 15, 2016

On Wednesday 7th December members and parents from 2nd Ifield (St Margaret’s) Scout Group with Drake Explorer Unit filled St Margaret’s Church to capacity for its annual carol service. Well known carols were sung with Biblical readings by C… Read More

Rifle Shooting Christmas Party 2016
Sean Edwards December 11, 2016

On Friday 9th Dec, those attending the weekly 2nd Ifield shooting celebrated their last shoot of the year in style by partaking in a number of more unusual competitions to test their precision and speed. Some photos of these events can be s… 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)