After months of fundraising and planning 1st Balcombe’s new meeting hall has landed. The pictures tell the story! There is still a number of weeks to go but now the main structure has arrived, the work to provide a new meeting hall can really commence. Many thanks to Jamie Kirkman and Michelle Record for their fantastic efforts to date!
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.
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.
On Sunday 6th March 2016, 13 young people from Crawley were presented with their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold awards, and their Chief Scout Gold and Platinum awards. The awards were presented by Rear Admiral John Lippiett CB CBE DL. Bronze D of E: Alex Foxcroft, Caitlin Pitt, …