Posts by: Oliver Gidman

Queens Jubilee Event – What a day!

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Crawley District Scouts celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee yesterday at Stanford. Such an amazing day. The time and effort put into this was paid back ten fold by the young people safely having so much fun. The whole of 1st Southgate and SRF are very proud to have been part of making so many great memories.

St George’s Day 2022

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Thank you to everyone who joined 1st Southgate and SRF at Stanfords Campsite last weekend to renew our Scout Promises around the fire. Members and families enjoyed use of the whole site, playing games and having a picnic in the sun.

‘Woollies and Rags’ Clothing Collection

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For some years we have been collecting textiles from our members and their families to sell for recycling.

Over this time we have generated thousands of pounds, which have been used, amongst other things, to help fund the hut refurbishments, purchase new tents and equipment, and even helping sponsor Scouts to attend International Jamborees.

The system is simple.  We ask you to donate any old clothes, bags, belts, shoes, curtains, towels or bed linen, and drop them off in the shed at the top of the car park at Ron Hobbs Hall – the scout hut.

Just like the charity bags that come through your door, we will sell them to our recyclers (Wilcox & Co. Textile Recyclers and Reclaimers).  Unlike the bags that come through your door, 100% of the profit made from this recycling goes to your Group.

Now meetings are returning to normal, can we ask you to have a ‘spring clean’, and bring a bag or two to your next meeting?

Unfortunately, we cannot accept quilts, duvets, pillows or fluffy toys. Also, please note we can no longer accept old printer cartridges for recycling.

Thank you Crawley Council!

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Recently Graham and Andy from Crawley Borough Council have received their thank you badges for all of the hours of hard work they put in clearing leaves and brambles from our site this Autumn and Winter. Huge thank you for all the support.

Thank you for coming!

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Thank you to everyone that came to our annual Winter Event at Stanfords, we had games, food, fire and fireworks. We really hope that everyone had a great time because we certainly did! These events are a massive team effort so thank you to everyone that made it possible.

A special mention to those leaders who were presented with training and long service awards by our District Commissioner, you are what make Scouting great! Furthermore, an even bigger well done to Kerry Waudby for her merit award, it was very well deserved!

1st Southgate Winter Event

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We are pleased to finally be able to get the whole group back together for our annual Winter Event. This year being held at Stanford Campsite we will have fireworks, a campfire and a BBQ. We hope you will be able to join us!

Swimming Up River

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When an 8 year old Beaver leaves the dam to cross the river and join the Cubs in the jungle they now have a proper river to jump. A huge thanks to those who made it happen, it looks great!

Quartermaster’s Store

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Very busy 2 days at the hut last week. Contents of Quartermaster’s Store removed, assessed and put back after inventory! Huge thank you to everyone that came along for all of their hard work!

#GoodForYou

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Volunteering at Scouts isn’t just about changing young people’s lives. It’s about doing something that’s #GoodForYou too. Good for your health and happiness, good for developing skills, and good for making friends. Find your local volunteering opportunity: scouts.org.uk/volunteer