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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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Would you like to be a leader at Roverway 2018 or the 24th World Scout Jamboree?

International Scout Jamborees and Moots are above all educational events that brings together the world’s young people to promote peace and mutual understanding and to develop leadership and life skills. Working with Scouts in the run up and at the event is one of the most rewarding experiences any leader can have. West Sussex Scouts …

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Scout Association Activity Resource Pack

As the summer holidays draw to a close, section meetings in many groups will soon be resuming. As leaders plan your Programme along with input from your section members, take a look at this incredible pack of activities to give you a head-start! From indoor and outdoor activities step-by-step how-tos, there’s sure to be something to inspire you! The document is available on the Scout Association website or by viewing this article.

World Scarf Day – 1st August 2016

Scouts have several holidays, that help them promote scouting in different countries around the world. World Scout Scarf Day is one of these holidays, that is annually celebrated on the 1st August. Promotion of World Scout Scarf Day began in 2007 by a campaign on Facebook. Every former Scout worldwide is encouraged to wear his or her neckerchief in public on August 1, that would be a symbol of the Scout promise and the spirit of Scouting. The date of the event commemorates the very first Scout Camp on Brownsea Island in 1907.

2nd Ifield Scout Gang Show

The show at Ifield Barn Arts Centre ran from Thursday to Saturday last week, with over 100 Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Scout Network and adult leaders and supporters. All performances were sold out. The show was a medley of plays, songs and dances performed by each of the sections of the Group and large musical numbers with all members of the gang on the stage.

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