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New Climbing Wall

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The Group are pleased that our new climbing wall was officially opened last Saturday (28th January)to a crowded hall of members, parents and guests The event was chaired by David Clipperton, Chairman of the Scout Group, who thanked all the trusts who had donated to the new wall. Irene Orford, County Commissioner for Scouts in West Sussex,

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

Cub Camp 2016

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Cubs from across East and West Sussex gathered at Ardingly at the weekend for Sussex 100, a camp celebrating their section’s centenary. It was the adventure of a lifetime for 2,600 Cub Scouts from across the two counties, running from Friday until today. The weekend of camping, challenge and adventure, held at the South of

Join the Adventure

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Scouting in the UK is a great modern success story. It has grown year on year for the last 12 years and membership is now well over half a million members and adult volunteers.  It’s success is built on the dedicated effort of thousands of adult volunteers up and down the country supported by only

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

Beaver Sleepover 2016

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We held a very successful first joint sleepover with Chestnut and Sycamore Beaver Scout Colonies at Stanford's Scout Campsite with a joint camp fire with Senior Cubs and a visit from Badges the Beaver. Some photos of the event are available below.

Summer Fair 2016

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Please join us for our annual summer fair on Saturday 2nd July 2016 at the Acorn Scout HQ. Members please ensure you have donated goods for the Tombola, fill a jam-jar, wine bottle for the wine into water stand. Raffle tickets need to be returned next week and start thinking about a cake to bake for

Crawley Cub 100 Birthday Party

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On Saturday 18th June, over 200 Cubs from Crawley District celebrated the centenary of Cub Scouting in style. They met up with Leaders and other adults and friends at Blacklands Farm Guide Site at 8am, East Grinstead before hiking to Kingscote Station where they boarded their very own chartered train for the day.   After

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

Gang Show Tickets go on sale

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Rehearsals are now well underway for the Group's Gang Show which will be on 7th, 8th & 9th April at the Ifield Barn Arts Centre. Tickets can now be ordered using the booking form

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

Cubs make Pancakes

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On Monday 8th February, the Cubs perfected their cooking skills by making pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday. They worked together in their sixes to cook the pancakes before finishing them off with loads of toppings! Some photos of them enjoying these are shown below. If you are interested in joining as a Cub, please add

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