With the last session at Tilgate Lake last week can I take this opportunity of paying credit to the canoe and kayak instructors for their work this summer?
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.
Congratulations to Sean Edwards and Karl Edwards who have both recently been awarded their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Congratulations to Kuba Jasko who was awarded his Queen Scout Award yesterday (10/04). This reflects the dedication and effort Kuba has put into Scouting over the past 6 years.
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, …
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 …