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2020 Training Courses – CANCELLED

The 2020 training courses and dates are now published and available for members of West Sussex Scouts to book onto. These courses are usually very popular so we recommend booking early!

Shackleton Mountain Activity Weekend

Shackleton ESU travelled to North Wales for their Mountain Activity Weekend Camp from Thursday 11th April to Sunday 14th April. Whilst staying at Cornel Scout Centre, they took part in hill walking and climbing activities. On Friday, the two teams took part in a full days hillwalking including some entry level scrambles. On Saturday, the two groups …

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Mountain Activity Weekend – Drake Explorers

From Thursday 25th October to Sunday 28th October, 19 Explorer Scouts and 3 Scout Network from across Crawley District were hosted by Drake Explorers at their annual mountain activity weekend staying at a bunk house in Cynwyd, North Wales.

Participants spent 3 days walking in the mountains, including Snowdon (the highest peak in North Wales) and rock climbing which was provided by two West Sussex Scout Instructors (Sean and Tim).  A selection of photos from the weekend are available below.

Harrisons Rocks – First Outdoor Climbing Session of the Season

On Wednesday 9th May, a few of us ventured over to Harrison’s Rocks for the first outdoor climbing session of the season. As the long days haven’t arrived yet, Tim made sure he was well prepared with a large battery powered floodlight so we could continue climbing into the night. Although it lit up the climb and climber well from below, actually working out what was a actual handhold and foothold vs what was a shadow proved a challenge!

Here are a few photos of the evening:

CWR Launch

Thanks to those who turned up for the Climb When Ready launch at 2nd Ifields HQ on Wednesday 14th Feb. A selection of photos can be viewed below.

Bridge Installation to Harrison’s Isolated Buttress Approved

In 2015, the boulder used to jump and cross the gap to the Isolated Buttress became loose and concerns were raised about the hidden danger should the boulder fall whilst in use, so BMC volunteers decided to remove it immediately. As a result, the Isolated Buttress is no longer as easily accessible and new means …

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Mountain Activity Weekend

On 26th October 19 Explorer Scouts from across Crawley District were hosted by Drake Explorers at their annual mountain activity weekend staying at a bunk house in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales. County Instructors attended to allow the Explorers a chance to climb on natural rocks. Participants spent 3 days walking in the mountains, including …

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