District Youshape Event 2018
Sean Edwards April 15, 2018

On Sunday 15th April, Crawley District Scouts Youth Commissioners ran the first District Youshape event at Stanford Scout Campsite. Over the course of the day, we had just under 50 participants from across Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. It was… Read More

Jamboree Movie Morning
Sean Edwards March 29, 2018

Come and join us for a fun morning on your favourite movies and help our Jamboree Contingent raise funds for their trip of a lifetime! Full details are available on the flyer below.… Read More

5th Crawley Brave the Elements for a 60th Anniversary Hike
Sean Edwards March 18, 2018

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from 5th Crawley braved the chilly conditions today to take part in a Group hike, starting in Maidenbower and hiking to and from their headquarters in Three Bridges. Hot chocolate, teas and coffees and plenty of cak… Read More

District YouShape Day
Sean Edwards March 18, 2018

Crawley District Scouts will be holding a District YouShape Activity Day on Sunday 15th April at Stanford Scout Campsite. The day will be split into two sessions as below: Cubs and Scouts (8-12 years old) – 9.00am to 1.00pm / Older Scouts a… Read More

Chief Scout Awards - March 2018
Sean Edwards March 18, 2018

Congratulations to all youth members who were presented their Chief Scouts Awards during the awards ceremony in March 2018. The Chief Scout’s Bronze Award is the highest award available to Beaver Scouts. It is gained by a Beaver who comp… 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)