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!
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
This month (January 2019) we welcomed two new Beaver Scout Colonies to the County.
The new colonies are based at;
1st Wisborough Green (Petworth and Pulborough District) – there had been no Beaver Colony at the Group since 2014.
2nd Worthing (Worthing District) – this is the group’s second beaver colony, established to help meet the high demand for Beavers places across the District.
Both Colonies were opened following a series of open nights and taster sessions giving young people and adults the opportunity to give Scouting a go before committing to joining. Both new sections are the result of parents volunteering to lead the new sections.
During the week of 14th January, both colonies celebrated this key milestone by holding a ‘Promise Party’ during which the new Beavers all made their promise. Like all good parties there was cake and juice and lots of games.