Explorer Belt

Six members of Crawley Scout Network were presented with their Explorer Belt by Robert Sawyer (West Sussex County Commissioner). This is the first Explorer Belt carried out by a group from the County since 2011 when another Crawley Network team completed it. The team travelled around the Netherlands by bike and canoe, meeting locals and finding about …

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Explorer Belt Expedition – Crawley Scout Network – The Netherlands 2017

Our journey began 1 year ago at a Barbecue at Andrew Eastman’s house. We had thrown around some ideas before then but now fuelled by barbecued beef and beer we discussed and researched some viable options, consulting old guide books, maps, each other and the sagely wisdom of Mr Google. Finally, after much deliberation, we …

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St George’s Day Celebrations

Sunday 22nd April saw members from all the Group in our District join together in Queen’s Square to celebrate Scouting’s patron saint, St George. The procession, lead this year by 2nd Ifield’s large green dragon, took the Scouts through the town centre into the Square. We heard the story of St George as lead by …

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Celebrating Christmas

On Wednesday 7th December members and parents from 2nd Ifield (St Margaret’s) Scout Group with Drake Explorer Unit filled St Margaret’s Church to capacity for its annual carol service. Well known carols were sung with Biblical readings by Cub, Scout, Explorer and Active Support members and prayers led by Beavers and Cubs. The service was led by …

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Queen’s Scouts Honoured

On Thursday 14th April, Irene Orford, County Commissioner for Scouts in West Sussex, awarded two members of Drake Explorer Scouts in Ifield their Queen’s Scouts. Ania Jasko and Sam Lashwood, both who are 17 years old and have been members of 2nd Ifield (St Margaret’s) Scout Group since the age of six, progressing through Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and are now Explorer Scouts. The Queen’s Scout Award is the highest award for young people in the scouts and to achieve this they will have already achieved their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

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.