Cubs 100 - Oak tree donated to Council
Wendy Keeley April 26, 2017

Crawley District Scouts have donated an Oak Tree to Crawley Borough Council to celebrate 100 years of Cub Scouts.  The council kindly gave us a prominent place to plant it in the Memorial Gardens just set back from the main path between Mar… Read More

Young Leaders celebrated by Crawley Lions Club
Sean Edwards April 25, 2017

On Monday 24th April five Young Leaders were presented with certificates by Crawley Lions Club in recognition of completing 100 hours of volunteering as part of the Lions' "Young Leaders in Service" programme.  The Young Leaders and their f… Read More

We have more volunteers than ever… but we still need more!
Sean Edwards April 12, 2017

Scouting now has the largest number of volunteers than we've had in our entire history! The annual Census figures are out and show us that there's an incredible amount of volunteers in Scouting, but that with a sky-high waiting list for you… Read More

Beaver Welly Walk
Eddy Hills April 9, 2017

On Saturday 8th April over 100 Beavers and their families attended the Welly Walk from Buchan Country Park to Stanford Scout Campsite where refreshments were served. The weather was glorious (which meant wellies were not actually needed!).… Read More

New District Commissioner for Crawley
Eddy Hills April 3, 2017

It is with great pleasure I can announce the appointment of a new District Commissioner for Crawley from the 20th May 2017. Wendy Keeley, currently the District Chair at Crawley has accepted the role and is looking forward to the excitin… Read More



DC Welcome

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)