Incredible, Amazing, Brilliant, One of the best, just some of the comments we received from our 2000 plus audience who saw our 50th Anniversary Gang Show “Gee, It’s a Wonderful Life!” at the Worthing Pavilion in April 2017.
The show featured over 80 cast members made up of Scouts, Guides, Brownies, Cubs, Explorers, Rangers, Young Leaders and Leaders many of whom have never been in a show before but many return to perform show after show ever since they were young.
The opportunity to perform in a show like this comes with hard work and lots of commitment, rehearsing is every Sunday from this autumn and during school holidays. From the first nervous rehearsal, you notice each child improve their confidence and people skills. They can take this in to their adult life, whether or not they chose to pursue a career in the performing arts.
If you have never been to a gang show or did not see this year’s show, we look forward to seeing you in 2019 when the gang show will be back or if you rather and you are a Scout/Explorer/young leader in Worthing, why not be part of the cast or backstage teams, please see flyer for details?
Over the weekend 24th – 25th March 70 teams from across West and East Sussex took part in the Overland Hike. Over the course of the two day hike the teams had to complete various challenges whilst ensuring they kept up the pace during the walking stages to ensure they maximised their potential points. Some of the activities included: Identifying Activity Equipment, Changing a Babies Nappy, Rope Making, Measuring Wind Speed, Back to Back Mapping, Identifying items in a Bag and Stamp & Coin Collecting.
The complete report can be found here: Overland Hike Final Report 2018
All teams completing the hike were presented with their certificates and woggles by the East and West Sussex County Commissioners, Youth Commissioners and the Scout and Explorer Commissioners.
Next year’s hike will take place over the weekend of 23rd – 24th March
We would like to thank the organising team and the many volunteers who made this weekend possible!
To keep up to date with the progress for next years hike be sure to follow the Overland Hike Facebook Page
In March we celebrated the many achievements of our young people along with their families from the across the county at the County Scout Awards held at the Drill Hall, Horsham. During the course of the afternoon we presented 20 Gold Chief Scout Awards, 3 Platinum Chief Scout Awards and 3 Explorer Belts.
For more information on how each award is gained see the links below:
Gold Chief Scout Award
Platinum Chief Scout Award
We also had the opportunity to present 5 Bronze, 2 Silver and 1 Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. For more information on how to gain your D of E award see the link below:
Duke of Edinburgh Levels and Timescales
Well done to those who achieved their awards and we hope you strive to reach the next level!
If you are interested in any of the above awards be sure to speak to your Scout Leader who will be able to assist and guide on starting to your journey. We hope to see you at an awards event in the near future!