2019 Climbing Courses – Get Booking!

The County Climbing Team are running several courses over the next few months and have spaces available if you wish to attend.

Every year, West Sussex Scouts run a number of Instructor courses to train you in the skills needed to safely take members climbing, within the framework of the Scout Association’s Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme.

Whether you’ve never taken your section climbing before, or are fed up paying for expensive centre instructors, our course structure is designed with everybody in mind. From those that have climbed extensively, to novices that have never set foot on rock before. See below for the course that suites you best.

NB: The dates below are training course. A separate assessment is required for an activity permit. Assessments are arranged on an individual basis as required

Course 1 – Abseiling/Climbing Wall Instructors Course

For people wishing to take members of the Scout Association abseiling on towers or climbing on artificial walls. This covers the basics of the Scout rules and is suited for complete novices and existing climbers alike.

Date: 2nd June 2019
Cost: £30.00

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Course 2 – Southern Sandstone Instructors Course

For people who have attended the ‘Abseiling / Climbing Wall Instructors Course’ or have experience of climbing / abseiling and wish to take members climbing on Southern Sandstone outcrops. This builds upon the knowledge gained on the Climbing Wall course.

Date: 15th – 16th June 2019
Cost: £35.00

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Course 3 – Single Pitch Instructors Course

For people who have attended the ‘Southern Sandstone Leaders Course’ or have experience in setting up belays and wish to gain experience in single pitch climbing. This builds upon skills learned on the Southern Sandstone course.

Date: 31st August – 1st September 2019 (15 hours)
Cost: £45.00

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County Scout Awards – January 2019

On Sunday 20th January the County came together at the Drill Hall in Horsham and spent the afternoon celebrating another great County Awards Afternoon and presenting many of our Young People from across the County with their various awards!

Over the course of the afternoon we presented the following Chief Scout Awards:
10 – Gold Awards
3 – Platinum Awards
1 – Diamond Award
1 – Young Leaders Belt Buckle

We also presented many Duke of Edinburgh Awards:
13 – Bronze Awards
6 – Silver Awards
1 – Gold Award

Our Guest Speaker Mrs Caroline Nicholls DL, The High Sheriff of West Sussex ‘wished everyone good luck for the future and that she looks forward to attending more of these award ceremonies in the future’

Robert (County Commissioner), thanked the High Sheriff for the attending the Awards Ceremony and also thanked all the leaders for the time they put in week in and week out over the many months to help our young people achieve their awards!

County Scout Awards: January 2019

Cosmic Capers Badge Competition

As part of the planning and creation of the Cosmic Capers Camp for the Cub Section being run in September we needed a badge! The camp team put together the badge competition and we received over 70 entries from across the County which is amazing! After much hard work the team made the tough decision and have chosen the design for this years camp!

We would like to congratulate Nick from 1st Barnham Cubs

Nick’s Original Design
Digital re-creation of Nick’s Badge