41st National Scouts Shooting Championships

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 …

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Standing Room only for Rememberance Sunday Service

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 …

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Drake Explorers Summer Expedition 2016

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 …

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Queen’s Scouts Honoured

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 …

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Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Scout Network Members are Honored

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 …

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Drake Explorer Scouts Log Cabin Camp 2016

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 …

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Explorer Scouts are recognised for their achievements

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 …

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Lake District Expedition – Explorers and Network

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 …

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Bisley Scout Shooting

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 …

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Scoutshoot Competition

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 …

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Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold Expedition

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 …

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