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Jamie Keeley receives his Queen’s Scout Awards

On Thursday Tim Taylor, the Deputy County Commissioner for Scouting in West Sussex, came to Ifield Scout headquarters  to present both the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award and the Queen’s Scout Award to Jamie Keeley, who has become a Queen’s Scout, the highest training award in the Scout Movement. In …

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West Sussex Cub 100 Launch Event

On Saturday 16th January, 8 Cubs from 2nd Ifield and 1st Southgate along with 4 leaders attended the West Sussex Launch Event at Out of Bounds to celebrate 100 years of Cubs. During the action packed morning, they took part in numerous high rope activities including the Lightening Crack, Skyscraper, Speed Climbing, Checkerplate, Leap of Faith and Vertical Drop Slides. After an action packed morning, they settled down to eat lunch before singing happy birthday to Cubs around a Cubs100 cake.

Winter Camp – Gilwell Park

7 explorers and 3 leaders attended Gilwell Wintercamp Friday 8th January to 10th January in all it’s mud and glory. Along with several thousand others! At Wintercamp 2016 they were able to try a huge number of activities including miniature tank driving, a giant swing, shooting, archery, crafts, quad bikes, go karts, laser tag and a disco, camp fire and cinema. Some photos of these activities are included below. There were many other activities too. The day and night programme kept them totally entertained.

Wappenshaw 2016

The annual Crawley District Wappenshaw was held today with over 25 local shooters taking part in 6 yrd pistol, rifle, biathlon and archery. It was a well fought competition with the attached photos showing the winners from both the competition today and the county shooting competition in 2015. Over 15 adults/leaders …

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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.