May 2008 Update
Downloads and Links
Scout Shops Newsletter.pdf
Scout Naturalists Badge -30th May -1st June.
The Sir Brian Barttelot Centenary Award
Leader Support Day -21st June
Canoe-kayaking taster event
Canoe-kayaking taster event
Air Rifle Championships - October 2008
Question: Are you looking for a change of
Campsite this year?
Let me introduce you to Guestwell Campsite, used only by Scout and Guide
Groups from all over the country and world. Guestwell Campsite is
for weekend and longer camps all year round. Ideal for a Summer Camp.
We can offer all the advantages of a greenfiled site, with the luxury of
indoor accommodation if needed. Ideal for pack holidays.
We are near the historical 1066 town of Hastings. Guestwell Campsite is
situated in a little village called Guestling, close to the sea and
onto Woodland Trust owned woods which groups have access to.
We can take for bookings for this year and next.
If you haven't booked your summer camp yet this year, don't panic. We
For more details and take make a booking, check out website.
Thank you for your time.
West Sussex Scouts Web Site " International Pages"
.... Which can
be found at?
There is a lot of information on the pages and the
can only grow if you can help us develop it ........ HOW
(1) Please forward the link to EVERYONE you know in your day to day
scouting and encourage them to have a read, international is for
and you don't have to go abroad to experience it.
(2) Tell us if there is anything you like included on the site , they
be useful to you but I may not have thought about
(3) Tell us about the things you have done as part of your
programme , many units and troops have been abroad , shared
links , whilst many sections undertake international activities in the
Colony , Pack , Troops and Unit Meetings .. so why not share what you
done with the county to show that what you thought was impossible can be
If you have any reports, photos etc please forward to Rick Cooper via
international@ westsussexscouts.org.uk ,
And we will endeavour to get it onto the Website so others can share
ideas and experiences
The more reports from actual International
scouting activities that have
taken place in West Sussex the more it encourages others to have a go.
Campalot is but a year away,This may seem to be to
far into the future to be worth sorting at this moment in time.
Summer camps, District events, and a host of other things to be thinking
of (yes I was a leader not so long ago).
Could I ask that you, take a few minuets of your time, and think about
Campalot. What is campalot ? I hear you asking. let me tell you.
Campalot is West Sussex County Cub Scout Camp.
Held at the South of England Show Ground. On the 15th/17th May 2009.
Theme Knights of the Round table.
All Districts are coming and they have been divided into 6 sub camps
(ADCs have details). After Jungle Fever some of you said you lacked some
of the important details to help you run smoothly.
In this day and age this should not be a problem and I intend to see
what can be done.
Each District will have their ADC cubs and a
District camp rep, they
will receive all the details and help to make a lot of the decisions
concerning camp so each district should have a voice at camp meetings.
West Sussex web site will be putting as much information onto a special
page for Campalot.
This you can look at at your leisure. So if you still haven't filled out
those booking forms and got them to your ADC please do it now, The more
information we get from you at this early stage helps the team decide on
things like:- The size of the
site.(Ardingly have to have the teams decision by the end of May)
The large activities.( some need deposits 1 year in advance).
Something new this year is a display for Saturday evening.(these people
get booked very early and we don't want to miss out).
So as you can see, its not so far away as we first thought, we need to
get the numbers in asap. your help in this matter would be greatly
At the ADC meeting last night over 700 young people joined up, so don't
let your pack miss out on all the fun and excitement, get those forms
done now and remember it's only a estimation of numbers.
If you don't have a booking form see your ADC or contact me at
dave@ galeodesigns.co.uk or 01903 744912. Lets all get together and have
Dave Grimwood County Cub Scout Leader and camp chief 2009.