On Wednesday 7th January Irene Orford, the County Commissioner for Scouting in West Sussex, presented the Queen’s Scout Award to Sean Edwards who has become a Queen’s Scout, the highest training award in the Scout Movement. In arriving at this Sean Edwards had not only progresses through the Scout movement in 2nd Ifield Scout from the age
Happy Christmas and Happy New Year from all of the Leadership Team at 2nd Ifield Scout Group. We hope you all have a good break and will see you back in 2015 for more fun, adventure and growth. Please do keep an eye out for updates about our new Scout HQ which will open during
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
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
2nd Ifield Scouts, Explorers, Network and SAS have just returned from the annual water camp held at Barcombe. The weekend involved kayaking, canoeing, swimming and generally getting wet. It enabled the young people to further improve their paddling skills in order to achieve their BCU awards going forward. Fun was had by all and the weather was excellent (compared to the forecast anyway!). The leaders are now preparing for their third weekend away next weekend with the upcoming group camp at Blacklands Farm which is normally attended by over 100 members and their families. Photos from the weekend can be seen below.
2nd Ifield has just returned from the Stanford 50th birthday celebration camp and activity day. All sections from within the group attended along with over 200 campers and 350 day visitors from the whole of Crawley District. They were able to take part in numerous activities including climbing, crate stacking, rifle shooting, archery, traversing, laser tag, bungee run, gladiators and a whole lot more! The main activity day then finished with a campfire for over 300 people and professional fireworks display. Fun was had by all that attended and the leaders are now recovering in preparation for water camp and group camp which are over the next two weekends. Some photos of the event are available below although we will upload more over the next few weeks!
As usual, we supported the annual Mayday Fayre by running some stalls, taking part in the parade and camping the night before as site security. Taking place outside the Ifield Barn Theatre, the 26th annual festival started with the May Queen parade, which left from St Margaret’s School at 11am. Schoolchildren and 2nd Ifield (St Margaret’s) Scouts walked alongside the float’s procession while a marching band played.
We are pleased to annouce we have recently been awarded the county standard by West Sussex Scouts. This award is given to highly successful scout groups which offer a balanced and engaging programme to their young people. Over 80 different criteria have to be satisfied in order to achieve this award therefore achieving this award is not easy. In fact,
As we are fast approaching the summer, we thought it may be worth reminding you of some of the main upcoming camps within the group. Letters have already been sent out for a number of these events however if you have not received one, please feel free to ask your leader.
We are pleased to announce that our members only area (scout group portal) is now available to all parents. This gives you online access to the programmes, leaders contact details, downloads and important alerts. If you would like to access the portal, please ask your section leader to provide you with a password.
We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new website. After several years of faithful service, we thought it was finally time to retire the old site and replace it with a slicker, more advanced website. Over the coming months we will continue to update and develop this website and its functionality to showcase 2nd Ifield