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World Record Attempt

& St Georges Day 2019

  • Sunday 28th April 2019
  • 2pm-4.30pm
  • Ashington Recreation Ground, Church Lane, Ashington
  • Note: Car Parking will be at Broadbridge Farm, Hole Street, Ashington,
  • Disabled and VIP Car Parking is at Ashington Scout HQ


For St Georges Day this year we are going big!  We want to put P&P Scouts into the Guinness Book of Records for the biggest human merit badge.  Put simply, we’re going to mark out a huge Scout emblem on Ashington Recreation Ground and we need 350+ people to stand and smile to the drone overhead to allow us to take the record.  With nearly 700 members in P&P this should be a piece of cake!

We will start the event by forming up at Broadbridge Farm to the south of Ashington, there is plenty of car parking there and we would love families to stay and be part of the record attempt.  Once ready, we will parade with Petworth Town Band, up the High Street, down Church Lane, around the Village Hall (past the saluting base) to the Recreation Ground where we will have a short service followed by the world record attempt.

We hope to be finishing around 4.30pm but as you can imagine, marshalling all those people takes time so please bear with us if we overrun.  Units can be returned to parents to walk back to Broadbridge Farm to collect the car or units may wish to walk back to the farm on-mass and dismiss from there.  Please do not encourage parents to park in Church Lane as there is very little parking.

Young people remain the responsibility of their unit leader for the duration of the event.

We do need a lot of help marshalling the event, if you have willing parents; please email ssu@pandpscouts.org.uk to add their names to the list.

Event timetable


Car Park Open

Broadbridge Farm, Hole Street


Groups start to form up



Parade moves off



St Georges Service

Recreation Ground, Ashington


World Record Attempt begins!

People will be given a purple or white poncho to wear over their uniform.  This will correspond with where they need to stand.  Each person has to be counted into the WRA area and ‘tagged’ to stop them being counted twice.  Independent witnesses will be watching and ensuring fair play.

4.30 (approx.)

WRA concludes, everyone departs





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Halloween Hike 2018
18/11/2018 By Chris Evans

The Halloween Hike is our annual night hike for Scouts, Guides and Explorers.  It has been going since 1995 (there's still a team out there somewhere) and has never missed a year.

The route is usually 6-7 miles through easy terrain (apart from the cows and mud) and we vary the route every year so it is always a new challenge.

Scout and Guide teams are aged 12+ and must have a basic knowledge of map reading and first aid, Explorers are all welcome.  This year we piloted a category for Scouts & Guides aged 10-12 walking with a leader which proved very successful.

Around the route are checkpoints with challenges for the teams to complete and earn points in order to try and win the Halloween Hike Trophy.  Explorers have a additional challenge to go as fast as they can, their points are then deducted from their time, the Explorer team with the lowest score wins.

Challenges this year included Boiling a Kelly Kettle, Pioneering, Making a Remembrance Poppy, a General Knowledge Quiz, a Memory Test and a team challenge involving Buckets, Balls and Blindfolds.

All of the teams carry GPS trackers (even the sweep team who nobody noticed didn't move for 2 hours due to a technical error, thank guys!)  And we are very pleased this year that all teams completed the course.  Full results are at the bottom of the page.

A big thank you to all of the Scout, Guide and Explorer Leaders who gave up their night to support the event and of course the Scout Support Unit who were out in force all night.


Halloween Hike 2018 – The Results – Scouts and Guides

1st      Midhurst Guides                                                     136 points

2nd      Storrington Guides                                               132 points

3rd      Fittleworth Scouts                                                 122 points

4th      Billingshurst Guides                                              120 points

          Ashington Scouts                                                   120 points

5th      Cheyenne Scouts                                                  107 points

6th      Cherokee Scouts                                                    106 points   


Halloween Hike 2018 – The Results – Explorer Scouts

1st      Griffins 1                                                                67.5 points

2nd      Phoenix Knights                                                   89 points

3rd      Phoenix Dames                                                     126 points

4th      Griffins 2                                                                208.5 points


The Halloween Hike will return on Saturday 26th/Sunday 27th October 2019


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Whitewater Rafting at Lee Valley
14/10/2018 By Chris Evans

Whitewater Rafting 2018

A group of 43 Explorers and Leaders had a great afternoon out at the Lee Valley Whitewater Rafting Centre.  We took 5 rafts around the Olympic course from 2012.

The centre is a fantastic facility and everyone had a great time.

Most people managed to fall out at some point and one team even broke their guide! He was replaced by Captain America who asked them 'Did Tom teach you any commands?' 'Yes' was the reply.'Why didn't you use them then?!' asked Cap a period of retraining followed.

Please take a look at the photos of our afternoon out and more information on Lee Valley is available at www.gowhitewater.co.uk

Next years trip will be Saturday 12th October. Email paddlesports@pandpscouts.org.uk for more information

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Blog | P&P Youth Commissioners Blog
13/10/2018 By Ed Clee

It has been a very busy month September for our YC team planning and organizing ideas and putting them into practice.

I don’t really have much to tell you about what we have been getting up to other than planning for now! So the first milestone for us as the YC team is to travel and visit as many sections in as many groups as possible before Christmas as you might already know. Achieving this gives us a great opportunity to kick off a network of communication between all the leaders and us as a YC team. This gives everybody a chance to feel included and have a chance to chat to us properly. I cannot wait to get out and start meeting all the young people and hearing about what they are getting up to and what they have planned sticking to the plan of #youthshapedscouting.

If you haven’t had an email from me yet requesting a date for us to visit, please just drop me an email with some information about when it would be possible for me to attend your scouting evening and have a bit of a chat with all the young people.

Thanks for reading.


Ted Clee

District Youth Commisioner

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New Beaver Colony for Wisborough Green
10/09/2018 By Chris Evans
Calling all Beavers and Parents
Tired of dull weekdays? Want to try something new, learn new skills and meet a whole new group of friends?  
Following our successful interest evening, we have lots of young people ready to join the Scouting Adventure
We are still looking for adults and parents to support the leadership team so if you can spare some time we'd love to hear from you.  Not all leaders stand in front of the young people, someone to look after the money or record the badge work is every bit as important.
For more information contact Mark Guy below or Wisborough Green group direct by Clicking Here
Mark Guy
t: 07943 868 055
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