Autumn Mountain Activity Weekend

3 members of Shackleton joined Drake on their mountain activity weekend in the Peak District this weekend for a fantastic trip.

Arriving late on Friday to Gradbach campsite in thick fog, the weather didn’t stop us from enjoying ourselves. On Saturday we split into 2 groups, one climbing at the Roaches in the morning whilst the other group went on a hike, and swapping activities for the afternoon.

On the Sunday we again split into 2 groups, one tackling an arduous route from Edale, following the Pennine Way up Jacobs Ladder and on to Kinder Low before visiting Kinder downfall and a few bigs before making our way back to Edale, whilst the other group hiked in Dovedale trying to avoid the floods!

A team from 2nd Ifield Helped with catering including a very welcome roast dinner on the Sunday, before a short hike and return to Crawley on Monday.

Massive thanks to everyone who assisted with the organising and catering!

Explorer Camp

This weekend Stanford Campsite hosted Shackleton Explorers and our summer ’18 activity camp.

Not only did we have fantastic weather, but a great programme which included clay pigeon shooting, a hike, rock climbing, and a campfire! Also a great chance for new members to get to know the unit and learn more about the Explorer section.

St George’s Day Parade

St George, the patron saint of scouting, was celebrated in style by hundreds of members of Crawley District on Sunday 22nd April in Queen’s Square, Crawley.

Many thanks to those that were able to attend this special celebration!

Remembrance Sunday

Shackleton Explorers will be joining 4th Worth Scouts at Worth Church on Sunday 12th November for Remembrance Sunday parade.

Please meet at the Church at 9:30am in uniform. The service should finish at 11:15am, parents are welcome to join us for the service.