Over the weekend of Fri 20th to Sun 22nd Oct over 15 members of Worthing District shooting squad took part in the 41st National Scout Shooting Championships at Bisley. The event is held every year and approx. 800 shooters from across the UK take part in a large number of shooting events including:-
- Air Pistol
- Air Rifle
- Field Target
- Small Bore
- Full Bore
- Own Pistol and Rifle
- 10m Sporter and 3 Position
- Target Sprint
This Year the squad successful with bring back some silverware.
Max Dandeker-Bourne from Blake Explorers picked up Under 18 X Class prone rifle championship Trophy, Second overall in Small Bore (22 Rifle). Max and Dion Pragnell also from Blake Explorers picked up Bronze in the target sprint team award.
This was an amazing weekend where the squad supported each other and worked as a team making sure that if not shooting they were supporting team mates.
Everyone of the squad came home on a high and ready to focus on next years nationals, knowing were to improve , so there will be more silverware to be coming back to Worthing in the next couple of years.
If any one is interested in shooting or want to find out more about the squad please get in touch through the Contact page on this website.
International Scout Jamborees and Moots are above all educational events that brings together the world’s young people to promote peace and mutual understanding and to develop leadership and life skills. Working with Scouts in the run up and at the event is one of the most rewarding experiences any leader can have.
West Sussex Scouts are about to start preparations for two exciting opportunities of a lifetime.
From 23rd July to 2nd August 2018, Roverway 2018 will take place in the Netherlands with over 3,000 participants (aged 16 – 22) from over twenty countries taking part in an incredible European adventure. The participants will be divided into UK Patrols of 6-8 ahead of the event. They will be encouraged to meet regularly, take part in practice camps and gain camping skills in addition to a Nights Away permit for Patrol Leaders.
West Sussex Scouts are looking for at least 1 adult leader to facilitate the trip of a lifetime for a group of 6 to 8 Scouts aged 16 to 22.
24th World Scout Jamboree
The last Jamboree took place in Japan 2015, and saw 35,000 Scouts from all over the World join together. The next Jamboree will be taking place at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, USA in 2019. For the first time, it will be jointly hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico and the USA. Dates to include 22nd July 2019 to 2nd August 2019 and sometime either side for pre and post Jamboree events.
The 24th World Scout Jamboree will feature the hallmarks of past world jamboree programs, such as the Global Development Village, the World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative, and the socialization elements that allow participants to make lifelong friends from around the world.
Unlike any other youth event, the World Scout Jamboree invites you to surround yourself in diverse global cultures by joining your new Scouting friends at a single destination for 12 unforgettable days. The jamboree experience extends beyond your home—and beyond the boundaries of our countries—to create a global adventure that will last a lifetime!
West Sussex are looking for at least 7 adult leaders to deliver the trip of a lifetime for 63 Scouts from West Sussex, aged 14 to 17 to the 24th World Scout Jamboree. To give you some more idea what will be expected of you a Unit Leadership Team Role Description has been produced.
If you are interested in a leadership role at the 24th World Scout Jamboree or Roverway 2018, we are holding a selection weekend on the 17th & 18th June 2017. This opportunity is open to any ADULT involved in Scouting in West Sussex and applications can be made by completing the application form and returning to Gerald Telfer (ACC International) email@example.com by Sunday 4th June.
Today the District website was updated to a new ‘responsive’ theme. This now means the website suits both desktop and mobile devices.
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Today the Beavers had brilliant fun taking part in lots of exiting activities at the District Beaver Fun Day. The activities included an obstacle course and cooking on a campfire.
Also available is a Start-up Package for Beavers and Cubs saving you £3.50:
Worthing Young Leaders headed up to Highdown this evening to gain their Module E – Game On training.
The evening involved playing many different types of games, with most of the ideas for games coming from the Young Leaders, using their experience of running these games in their own sections.
The teamwork within the group was great and they even managed to avoid the rain!
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This weekend, three of our Scout Troops, 1st Worthing (Thursday & Friday) and 1st Findon Valley, joined together to participate in Jamboree On The Trail (JOTT) walking over two days from Arundel to Findon Valley, stopping overnight at Furzefields campsite in Angmering.
Many of the Scouts who took part in the walk, also completed their Expedition Challenge by not only hiking but cooking meals for themselves as well as map reading independently. The weekend was enjoyed by Scouts and Leaders alike and many long lasting friendships have been made.
Hannah, Abi, Issy and Emily represented Worthing District Scouts and joined other members from West Sussex Scouts to be honoured by international adventurer Chief Scout, Bear Grylls at Windsor Castle for gaining their Queen’s Scouts Awards today. Bear was joined by Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO and Steve Backshall.