Congratulations to both teams taking part in the Overland Hike last weekend finishing 8th and 21st respectively out of 44 teams. The overland hike is a competition hike for teams of 4 Scouts or Explorers across the South Downs and has been running since 1968.The hike is open to any Scouts or Explorers but until this year has only been open to Troops and Units from East and West Sussex. The start and end points are kept secret until the week before, but are normally somewhere between Chichester and Eastbourne.
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.
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.
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