Cub Leaders celebrate Christmas
chrishobbs December 9, 2017

Many thanks to Ian Head for arranging - again - for Crawley District Cub leaders to gather and celebrate another successful year in Scouting.  We may well need a bigger venue next year as this is becoming very popular.  17 of Crawley's Cub… Read More

 
Beaver Craft Day
Wendy Keeley December 4, 2017

On Saturday 2nd December, Crawley District Scouts held a Beaver Craft and Fun Day. We had over 80 children attend throughout the day making, Reindeer’s, Christmas decorations and gifts to take home. We even had Father Christmas drop in to s… Read More

 
Co-op Grants to Crawley Groups
Sean Edwards November 26, 2017

The Co-op Local Community Fund is an initiative which aims to give back to the local members and their communities - giving money to local causes that their members care about. As part of this two, local Scout Groups were presented with gra… Read More

 
Standing Room Only For Remembrance Sunday
Sean Edwards November 22, 2017

On Remembrance Sunday (12th November) the residents of Ifield, the congregation of St Margaret’s Church and 2nd Ifield (St Margaret’s) Scout Group gathered around the war memorial in Ifield churchyard for two minutes silence and wreath layi… Read More

 
New District Leader Appointments
Wendy Keeley November 21, 2017

Louise Baker has been appointed ADC Beavers with Helen stepping down Lou has taken this role and has started visiting colonies and coming up with exciting opportunities to support leaders within the District. I first became a helper at B… 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)