WS Camp 2017 News Feed
Sean Edwards July 21, 2017

With WS 2017 just around the corner, we have setup a news aggregation service on our District Website so you can keep up to date with the latest news and activities happening at WS2017. It will aggregate all of the media feeds and display t… Read More

#Youshape Evening
Sean Edwards July 14, 2017

On Thursday 13th July, two District Youth Commissioners (Miles and Owen) from East Grinstead Scouts ran a #Youshape evening for 1st Langley Green Scouts. After introductions and questions about #Youshape, the scouts were still slightly con… Read More

1st Southgate Scout Camp
chrishobbs July 11, 2017

1st Southgate Scout Group held their annual Cub and Scout Camp last weekend at Stanford.  We camped 24 Cubs (Pack has 24) and 18 Scouts (Troop has 20), with the amazing support of 15 Leaders from our Colony, Pack, Troop, SRF Unit and YLs.  … Read More

Medal of Merit Awarded
Wendy Keeley June 25, 2017

John Yarlett was presented the Award of Merit on Saturday 24th June for his outstanding contribution to Scouting both in Crawley and Horsham. He has previously been a District Commissioner and was instrumental in restarting 1st Crawley Scou… Read More

Two new Scouters in Crawley
chrishobbs June 22, 2017

Tonight 1st Southgate Scout Group invested two new Leaders, Zoe Grimshaw and Daniel Buckett. They met at preschool and have been friends since. So when Daniel's scout troop had a 'bring a friend' Scout-mate evening she joined him in the tro… 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)