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As Scouts, we prepare young people with #SkillsforLife in West Sussex

Scout Network allows 18 to 25 year-olds who have an interest in both Scouting and their own personal development, and ultimately want to have fun, the opportunity to do so.


So why join Scout Network

When you reach 18 life starts to look a bit different. Often more opportunities and responsibility present themselves. This means that your scouting life needs to be flexible to fit in with how life maybe changing.

The Network is the perfect community for 18-25 year olds to continue Scouting or start their Scouting journey and join 20,000+ other members who are independently or working together on projects and events around adventure, international and community.

Scout Network members take part in a variety of activities, which they undertake and organise themselves with the support of a Scout Network Leader.

Example activities include:

Abseiling, award work, bowling, camping, circus skills, climbing, cooking, games, go-karting, gorge walking, hiking, pioneering, shooting and water sports.


So what are projects and events?

A project should have an impact beyond the immediate team who are working on the project. For a project to be successful the series of tasks need to be planned well, there should be a result/outcome, efficient resources and a timeline.

An event is a single activity that can take place at any given time; an event could be taking part in a climbing session. You may be inspired by this activity and decide to turn it into a project by hosting a weekend climbing session for local schools in your area. You can find out more about project and events here. The flexibility of doing events and projects is you can work on these at a time, place and  pace that suits you!


Joining

Young adults aged between 18 and 25 are eligible to register as Scout Network members, subject to a satisfactory criminal records check.


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News & Blogs

Blog | DC visits Ashington Scout Hut
25/01/2020 By Glyn Pullen

On 25 January I visited 1st Ashington's refurbished Scout Hut. William Brumwell Group Scout Leader was there to welcome members of the village and the  surrounding area. Marcus Barnes and David Newland were on hand to demonstrate their air riffle shooting range, while James Newland promoted the European  Jamboree he is to attend in July. I could not help purchasing some sweets James was selling to raise funds for the trip.

The hut has had the floor sanded and polished, the toilets and kitchen have been upgraded and a new office area created for the Leaders to use. There is an impressive newly tarmacked area to the side of the hall which has been enclosed with Sussex fencing looking out over the village green. New gas heating has been installed and roof has been repaired with wheal chair ramp and access to the entrance.

Ashington Scout Group can now continue to prepare young people with skills for life in a very impressive premises. To find out more about Scouting in Ashington please visit the group page.

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The early May bank holiday in 2020 will move from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day which takes place on 8 May, and enable people to pay tribute to those who served in one of the most significant events in our country’s history.

Although announced last year, the change has not been reflected in all 2020 diaries and calendars

For more information see the gov.uk website

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St Georges Day 2018
06/09/2018 By Chris Evans

Parham in Sussex at Storrington was the venue for our 2018 District get together. We held a short service with the colours flying, an address from our District Chaplin, Ben Martin and musical accompaniment with rousing choruses of When a Knight Won His Spurs, Sussex by the Sea and, of course, The National Anthem from Petworth Town Band.

Robert Sawyer, West Sussex Scouts County Commissioner, presented Pat Homer, District Secretary, with her Chief Scouts Commendation; Glyn Pullen, District Commissioner, received his Award for Merit and Kath Bridger, our previous District Commissioner, received her Bar to the Award for Merit.

Following the service everyone took part in a wide variety of activities. We had stalls to raise funds for our young people going to the World Jamboree in 2018 including s’mores, woggle making, sweets and pyrography which raised £80. Some of the groups brought activities including Ifold who helped people make dutch pancakes and S&S offered archery, badge making and biscuit decorating.

The District provided a soap box car track which caused hilarity all round (how hard can it be to drive in a circle?) and thankfully no serious injuries along with pedal cars and grass sledges.

The weather was superb and the District expresses its thanks to all those who made the day possible. Especially the Jamboree parents and the Scout Active Support.

St Georges Day 2019 will be Sunday 28th April (TBC)

 

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What's On

Chief Scouts Awards

District St George's Day parade

Petworth Park camp

Jamboree on the trail

District Activity Days

 
Petworth & Pulborough Scout District
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