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41st National Scouts Shooting Championships

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Over the weekend of Sat 21st and Sun 22nd October 2017, 25 members of 2nd Ifield and Drake ESU took part in the National Scout Shooting Championships at Bisley and shoot against over 700 competitors.  Over what was a very wet and extremely windy weekend the squad came away with 8 medals/trophies including:- Liam S – 1st in Senior

Standing Room only for Rememberance Sunday Service

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On Remembrance Sunday (13th November) the residents of Ifield, the congregation of St Margaret’s Church and 2nd Ifield (St Margaret’s) Scout Group gathered around the war memorial in Ifield churchyard for two minutes silence and wreath laying. The ceremony, with the last post and reveille, included prayers, remembering those who had died in wars and

Camelot Postal Shoot

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Camelot TSC run a yearly open postal league for Sporter Air Rifle & Air Pistol and this year Crawley District Scouts entered a number of competitors. The league is open to all ages from all clubs and organisations, e.g. Scouts, Cadets, Schools, Rifle Clubs etc from across Great Britain so it presents a great opportunity to

Drake Explorers Summer Expedition 2016

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A Party of 20 Scouts from Drake Explorer Scout Unit, Ifield along with some members of the Scout Network have just returned from their summer expedition to Southern Poland. Activities included hill walking in the High Tatra Mountains, cycling in the local countryside where young people were given the opportunity to encounter local culture followed by

Queen’s Scouts Honoured

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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

Scout Group Gang Show

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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.

Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Scout Network Members are Honored

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On Sunday 6th March 2016, 11 young people from 2nd Ifield Scout Group 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, Hannah Muller & Imogen

County Youth Forum

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On Sunday 3rd April, West Sussex Scouts are holding a free activity event for all 14 - 25 year old members to help shape Scouting in West Sussex and launch the new County Youth Forum. The day will involve a number of activities including archery, shooting, backwoods cooking and team challenges; and your chance to have your

Drake Explorer Scouts Log Cabin Camp 2016

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Drake Explorer Scout Unit, based in Ifield, spent the weekend at their annual log cabin camp. This year the unit visit Broadstone Warren Scout Campsite. Friday night was spent getting to know the site and the building before the formal start of the weekend. The evening was spent with the members reviewing their D of E awards and planning

Explorer Scouts are recognised for their achievements

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At the county awards ceremony members from our Explorer Scout Unit were presented with their awards by the UK Deputy Youth Commissioner, Jagz Bharth. Hanna Allessendro-Pearse was presented with her Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award having completed 6 months at Cub Scouts (volunteering), 3 months developing her kayaking (physical), 6 months at the Capitol Youth Theatre

Lake District Expedition – Explorers and Network

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A party of 21 Explorer Scouts, Network and Leaders spent 10 days in August in the Lake District based on the Scout campsite on the East side of Lake Windermere. The weather started cold and wet but got better the longer we were there. During the period eight Explorer Scouts successfully completed their Duke of

Bisley Scout Shooting

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2nd Ifield Scouts / Drake Explorers have just returned from Bisley Scout Shooting Competition. Over the weekend every members participated in the Main Event's comprising of: 6 yd Air Rifle (standing), 6 yd Air Pistol, 6 yd Air Rifle Reactive Target Knockout and Field Target Air Rifle. There are also additional competitions including a “Summer Biathlon” (a

Scoutshoot Competition

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On Sunday 7th September 2014, 4 members of Crawley District entered "Scoutshoot" an annual event organised by Surrey County Scout Rifle Club at the National Shooting Centre, Bisley. The competition is for all members of the Scout movement over 14 and involves 5 different shooting events. 300m Full Bore 25m Small Bore  (Rimfire) .177 Air Pistol

Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold Expedition

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Congratulations to Explorer Scouts Jamie Keeley, Ellie Woods, Matthew Clipperton, Tom Corney and Max Mason on successfully completing their Duke of Edinburgh Award gold expedition over the last weekend. Connor Launchbury was with them working on his practice expedition. That involved planning, organising and hiking for four days and camping for three nights in the

From the President’s Chair

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With the last session at Tilgate Lake last week can I take this opportunity of paying credit to the canoe and kayak instructors for their work this summer?

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