Hiking - One of the best ways for Scouts to find out all about the
beautiful county of Sussex, its history, its wildlife, its changing seasons
and weather is to explore it on foot, so 1st Crawley have monthly hikes
throughout the year on the third Saturday of the month.
The Scouts will find out all about their local surroundings and how to
survive and navigate them, at the same time they will be gaining;
self-confidence, observational skills, physical strength and stamina. These
skills will enable them to take on more challenging and life-changing
expeditions throughout the British Isles and beyond. The hikes and
expeditions will also give valuable opportunities for Scouts to earn activity
and challenge badges and work towards the Chief Scout Gold Award and
the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Navigation - To be able to explore the world a Scout needs to be able
to navigate using a map and compass and at 1st Crawley we aim to teach
everyone how to do this.
Camping - The Scouts will have the opportunity to camp each term,
either at our local campsite at Pease Pottage or anywhere in the UK. Our
last expedition was to the Lake District. As well as being great fun,
camping helps our Scouts to learn how to take care of themselves in the
Archery & Target Shooting - Crawley District Scouts have some
excellent archery and shooting equipment and we've already had a few
sessions with the Scouts becoming more proficient each time. We plan
on training everyone up to be marksmen. In the hut we've had a
pea-shooting competition and on summer camp we even made catapults!
Cooking - Scouts will develop their cooking skills using gas stoves and
spirit burners, but especially by lighting fires and doing 'backwoods
cooking'. They will need these skills to take care of themselves on camps,
hikes and expeditions and it will also mean they can take over all the
barbeque duties in the summer!
Leaders - We are lucky to have a great team of uniformed leaders at 1st
Crawley but we are always looking for more people to get involved. If you
want to come and help then please get in contact.
1st Crawley Scouts
Scouts is open to both boys
and girls aged 10 to 14½.
There is a strong emphasis
on learning how to do really
cool things while having lots
of fun at the same time The
leaders at 1st Crawley Scout
Troop are committed to
doing this by getting out in
Basic Equipment Needs
There are a few things that the Scouts will need to
make their lives a bit easier during the coming
If we are away from the HQ then please make sure
you bring the following:
Sussex countryside as much as possible: hiking,
camping and exploring.
At our weekly meetings we play games and sports,
learn Scout skills and work towards Activity Badges
and the Chief Scout Gold Award.
• A 25 litre daysack
• A working torch
• Waterproof coat & overtrousers
• Strong shoes, e.g. hike boots NOT trainers
• A woollen hat and a baseball cap.
• A watch
• A full water bottle (1 litre)
• A packed lunch
See here for a full kit list for our hikes.
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