(Updated – 23rd April 2019 – Paul Masters [Group Scout Leader & Web Master])
“Welcome to the web site of the 7th Crawley Scout Group. We are based in the Furnace Green area of the Town of Crawley, West Sussex”.
“Whether you have reached us because you are new to Scouting and want to learn more either for yourself as an adult volunteer or for your child or are just curious about what Scouting is all about, we hope that you enjoy what we get up to and perhaps would like to find out more; if so, then please have a look at the information that can be found on the “Adults in Scouting” tab or the individual Section tabs for the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts all of which can be found to the left of this screen. Alternatively, contact me at the “How to contact us” tab; I would be very pleased to hear from you.
The primary reason for having a web site is to celebrate the successes of this Scout Group and more importantly those of our individual young members as they work their way through our Beaver Colony, Cub Pack and Scout Troop; gaining various badges and more essentially life skills for the future accumulating in the highest award for each Section; the CHIEF SCOUT AWARD (Bronze in Beavers, Silver in Cubs and Gold in Scouts). We hope that your son/ daughter will enjoy their time with us and learn not only exciting and challenging life skills but will also have the opportunity of tackling many new activities and adventurous pursuits. Whether you are 6 or 66+ there is almost certainly a place for you somewhere in this or another Scout Group locally to you.
7th Crawley was formed in 1966. We were awarded the County Standard in 2004 (Awarded every 5 years), an achievement of which we are all justly proud and we have retained this distinction ever since.
2004 2009 2014 2017
The Group is comprised of three Sections:
The Colony caters for boys and girls aged between 6 and 8
Meeting night – Tuesdays
If you would like to learn more about our Beaver Colony please click here
The Pack caters for boys and girls aged between 8 & 10 ½
Meeting night – Tuesdays
If you would like to learn more about our Cub Pack please click here
The Troop caters for boys and girls aged between 10 ½ and 14
Meeting night – Fridays
If you would like to learn more about our Scout Troop please click here
To view our Photo Gallery of activities please click here
Other Scouting Sections:
Explorer Scouts: Once a young person reaches the age of 14 they can join one of the three Explorer Units in the Town. Our Group normally feeds through to the Sir Rannulph Fiennes Unit which is based in Tilgate. They meet on Mondays between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. Explorer Scouts cater for young people aged 14 to 18 years. If you would like further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scout Network: For young people aged between 18 and 25 years. It is hoped that, whilst taking part in the Queens Scout Award programme, the young people will also take the opportunity of helping out in one of the lower Sections as a Young Leader which will give them a taste of leadership and then possibly consider continuing their training as an adult leader/ volunteer and take on the challenge of working through their wood badge.
We have a small but dedicated Leader Team. All our leaders are unpaid volunteers who give up their time and talents to ensure that a high standard of Scouting skills, activities and challenges is offered to all of our young members. For further information please click here
Our uniformed Sections are supported by the Group Executive which is a body of uniformed and non-uniformed members of the Group who are again all volunteers and act as Trustees under the Charities Act. We are specifically charged with ensuring that the Group functions properly and effectively and keeps within the rules, regulations and requirements as laid down by both the Scout Association and the Charities Commission. For further information please click here
The Scout movement is ever growing and we at 7th Crawley are all very proud of the contribution that all the volunteer leaders, supporters, parents and, especially the young members make to this Group
If you would like more information about the Group then please click on contacts and send me an email.
We are also home to PIGLITS PRE-SCHOOL which is run by Debbie and Rosie who have strong links with the Scout Group. Our association with the pre-school is valued and we are delighted that they continue to use our premises as part of our commitment to the community. For further information and contact details please click on the tab on the left of this page
Group Scout Leader (& Web Master)
7th Crawley Scout Group
Group Registration No. 37925
Registered Charity No. 267704