St George’s Day Celebrations

Sunday 22nd April saw members from the Group join members from the other Scout Groups in the town in Queen’s Square to celebrate Scouting’s patron saint, St George. The procession was lead this year by 2nd Ifield with our cubs processing their dragon through the town centre. We heard the story of St George as …

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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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Jamie Keeley receives his Queen’s Scout Awards

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 …

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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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Ifield Queen’s Scouts honoured at Windsor Castle

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 …

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Stuart Graves and Karl Edwards receive their Queen Scout Awards

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 …

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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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Water Camp 2014

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.

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Stanford 50th Birthday – Activity Camp

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!

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Ifield May Fayre

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.

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