1st Southgate visit Gravetye Estate

1st Southgate Beavers and Cub Scouts had a wonderful, warm afternoon at the Gravetye Estate Thursday. Supported by our volunteers, they learned new skills using a variety of hand tools to do coppicing. The wood will then be used to make a dead hedge. They were all extremely well behaved …

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7th Crawley Scout Expedition Badge

At the weekend some of 7th Crawley (Furnace Green) Scouts took part in an expedition for their Expedition Challenge badge. They hiked through the Ashdown Forest, set up camp at Broadstone Warren, prepared their own dinner and breakfast, before striking their tents and setting off again for another hike. They …

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Beaver Easter Fun Day 2023

On Saturday 30 March saw over 100 Squirrel Scouts and Beaver Scouts from around the District gathered at our lovely campsite Stanford for the annual Beaver fun day. The young enjoying a variety of activities around the campsite put on by our volunteer leaders. They were well fed by the …

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2nd Ifield Scout Expedition Badge

Over the weekend of 16/17 March, Oliver, George, Katka, Dylan, Philip, Harry, Charlie S, Charlie H and Billy did their Scout Expedition Challenge Badge. We started in Pound Hill, Crawley at one of our Scout leader’s houses, leaving there we hiked down the Worth Way to Stanford Scout Campsite. As …

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Cub Scout Community Impact Badge

5th Crawley (Three Bridges) Cubs have been working on the Community Impact Badge this term.  The Cubs chose Ten Little Toes Baby Bank as their nominated charity, taking part in a sponsored silence to raise funds along with raffling off some football tickets. The Cubs raised an amazing £200 with …

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Barry Jones

It is with much sadness that we have to announce that Barry Jones, Crawley District Scout’s ex-Chairman, sadly passed away Thursday evening (5th October 2023). Barry truly embodied what a Scout should be, gentle, kind and helpful. Barry has held many roles in Crawley over his 40+ years of service …

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Dougie Takes The Conkers Gold!

Today (Saturday 7 October) was the perfect morning for the Annual Crawley District Cub Scout Conker Competition. Beautiful sunshine, gloriously warm and a wonderful array of cakes to go with the coffees and teas on offer. Numbers were quite a bit lower than we have seen in the best years, …

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Young people first: Safeguarding and Safety in Scouting

Wherever we go and whatever we do, we put young people’s safety and wellbeing first. Here's how.