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Petworth & Pulborough Scout District

As Scouts, we prepare young people with #SkillsforLife in West Sussex

The Scout Active Support is very much the backbone of the District. This group exists not only to support active Scouting but also to give Leaders and other adult helpers the opportunity to enjoy doing activities together and to engage in training that they might not otherwise be able to do.

SAS members receive service awards like all adult members of the Scout Association.

There are several groups within the SAS including:

Activity support, Programme support, Media, Paddlesports, Catering, Climbing, Target shooting.

And plans to further include:

Hillwalking, Finance support, Anything else the members want to do

The SAS meets monthly for a social and update but all events are available on the events page of our members area on this website and emailed round. You can opt in and out of mailing lists to choose what events you are kept informed about.

The SAS is managed by Helen Pullen, Lucy Garrett and Dave Topper.

Contact us sas@pandpscouts.org.uk

News & Blogs

Petworth Park Virtual Camp
21/03/2021 By Chris Evans
Welcome to Petworth Park Virtual Camp 2021, the camp is on the weekend of 27th/28th March to make the most of the time that we're stuck at home!

Petworth Park Camp has been running since 1979 with a mix a of adventurous and creative activities to include and involve everyone.  This is the second year that we've not been able to go to Petworth Park so we wanted to bring a bit of camp to you at home.  We've tried to keep things easy and screen time to a minimum with an opening and closing ceremony, campfire and Taskmaster on Zoom, everything else you can do at your leisure.  All of the activity sheets will be available at link below.  There will be a photography challenge and a map symbols scavenger hunt around each of the villages in the District/Division to be completed over the weekend; the scores from these will go towards the Virtual Camp Trophy; some villages do have much more interesting symbols than others!
You can see the programme and all of  the activities here
The virtual opening ceremony is online here
The virtual campfire is online here

The weekend is running though Zoom, our private Facebook group and this website.  To be added to the FB page or to request the Zoom details please email pp@pandpscouts.org.uk and let us know which unit in P&P Scouts or Petworth Division Guides you belong to
The weekend is aimed at Scouts & Guides although Explorers, Rangers, siblings and parents are welcome to join in too.
Camp badges will be available after the event so please can we ask leaders to get their unit orders in by 7th April, we anticipate the cost to be £1.50 per badge and we will share the artwork asap.
If you have any questions please contact us through the FB group or email.

We look forward to seeing you at camp
Stay Safe!
The Petworth Park Team
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Report: Cub & Beaver Paddlesport Days
08/09/2018 By Chris Evans

Our Paddlesport Team was out in force at the Wey & Arun Canal this summer with two taster days for Cubs and Beavers to have a go on the water in all sorts of exciting watercraft.  (There were a few suspiciously tall Cubs sneaking in too!)

The young people could try:


Canadian Canoes

Stand-up Paddleboards

Sit-on Kayaks

Closed Cockpit Kayaks

The weather was fabulous and a terrific time was had by all.  It was hard work for the team but they are all looking forward to doing it again next year!

If you have an interest in water activities and would like to help young people to join your interest, and have a load of fun along the way then we'd love to hear from you! ddcevents@pandpscouts.org.uk

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Report: Chief Scouts Awards April 2018
06/09/2018 By Chris Evans

The Chief Scouts Award is the highest award in each section of the Scouts; Bronze for Beavers, Silver for Cubs, Gold for Scouts then Platinum and Diamond followed by the Queens Scouts Award in Explorers and Network.


In District we like to recognise the effort put into the CSA’s, The Scouts and older sections are invited to a County Reception so we focus on the two younger sections.

Our CSA day took a new format this time to make it more interactive for the young people and parents. Held at Fittleworth Village Hall; the day was split in half with Beavers in the morning and Cubs in the afternoon, they took part in a range of activities, each one based on one of the Challenge Badges that they earned in order to get their CSA. Activities included fire lighting, target shooting with Nerf guns, biscuit decorating, building spaghetti towers (dried not tinned) and X.

The young people were then presented with their CSA certificates by Glyn Pullen, District Commissioner before rounding off the session with sandwiches and cake!

Our heartiest congratulations go to all of the recipients

And we wish them all the very best of luck in the next stage of Scouting

The District would like to thank the Scout Active Support for tea and cakes.


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Petworth Park Camp 2018
05/09/2018 By Chris Evans

Petworth Park Camp 2018


Petworth Park Camp is a joint event between Petworth & Pulborough Scouts and Petworth Division Guides. It takes place on the first May Bank Holiday weekend every year. The camp started in 1979 has has only missed one year in 2001 due to the Foot & Mouth epidemic. The event will celebrate 40 years in 2019.


The camp setup starts on Friday morning with unit leaders arriving to setup their mess tents in the afternoon. The young people join us on Saturday morning to put up their tents and arrange their camping areas before the opening ceremony and lunch. The afternoon is mix of group activities with this year having an obstacle course, a treasure hunt to tie in with this years Pirates theme, an inflatable featuring a rotating bar to jump and duck or get knocked off and flag making to decorate the subcamps. Saturday evening was a mix of subcamp activities and a movie; Muppets Treasure Island.


Sunday is the big activity day with 4 zones of activities, the young people can do any activity in the zone as many times as they like, a coloured wristband tells them which zone to be in. Activities this year included archery, rifle shooting, crossbows, aerial runway, knots & woggles, mountain boards, mountain bikes, fire lighting, caving, slacklines, make and do, sweet making, abseiling, climbing, geocaching and team problem solving.


Monday is pack up day when everyone hopes for dry weather, this year was superb with 4 days of wall to wall sunshine - not a wet tent in sight! At the closing ceremony, Robert Sawyer, the Scouts County Commissioner was on hand to present Ann Pike, SAS Manager & ADC Inclusion with her Award for Merit and justly deserved.


Petworth Park Camp couldn’t go ahead without all the hard work and support of the organising team, unit leaders and helpers, the young people, the National Trust and in particular the Scout Active Support, the Trefoil Guild, all of our activity helpers and instructors and the manpower of the Explorer section. Thank you to all of you.


Petworth Park Camp 2019 is 3rd - 6th May 2019 (TBC)

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Team DC and GSL meeting

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Team DC and GSL meeting


Petworth & Pulborough Scout District
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