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
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 arriving at this Jamie has not
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
Four members of Crawley Scout Network unit, three of whom are members of 2nd Ifield, attended a dinner for this year’s Queen’s Scout Award recipients from West Sussex on Friday evening (24 April 2015) hosted by the County Commissioner where the High Sheriff of West Sussex, Mrs Denise Patterson, presented them with their Queen’s Scout
On Friday 27th March Tim Taylor, the Deputy County Commissioner for Scouting in West Sussex presented the Queen’s Scout Award to two scouts from Crawley who had become Queen’s Scouts, the highest training award in the Scout Movement. In arriving at these both Stuart Graves and Karl Edwards have progressed through the Scout movement from
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
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.
Each year, 2nd Ifield Scouts runs a number of kayaking sessions. For those who are trying kayaking for the first time, and for those who are working on their basic skills, the areas covered will include capsizing safely, preventing a capsize, and some basic paddling strokes. For those who are more experienced, there will be a chance to practice support strokes, rolling, freestyle moves and rescue techniques.