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Date: 15th Mar 2021 Author: Eddy Hills

5th Crawley are a successful Scout Group serving the young people of Crawley typically from Three Bridges, Pound Hill and Maidenbower. Over the past 12 months we have withstood the challenges of the pandemic using the internet to meet weekly and also running face to face sessions safely when we’ve been allowed to do so. We are now preparing to return to weekly face to face meetings with our young members and are keen to hear from potential volunteers over 18 who would like to join our team and become leaders or assistants.

Not only is it great fun working with the young members by taking part in the sessions, it helps build confidence, sense of purpose, comradeship working as part of a team. It gives back to our local communities and may even help when applying for employment or education opportunities.

Our meetings take place either at our Three Bridges based in Gales Place or at Maidenbower Community Centre. We have vacancies for leaders and assistants in each of our sections which meet on the following evenings –
Maidenbower Beavers Thursday
Maidenbower Cubs Thursday
Three Bridges Beavers Monday
Three Bridges Cubs Tuesday
Scouts based at Three Bridges Thursday

Some of our current leaders and supporters joined as past youth members, some as parents supporting their own children or others wanting to help in their communities. Previous experience isn’t necessary just a genuine wish to help local children (aged 6-14) develop and gain life skills. The reward is helping them achieve their goals and grow.

Whilst a regular commitment is desirable we are flexible, offer training and support and will assist with providing uniforms. Joining is easy, the choice of age group and evening is yours; however as you will no doubt expect the Scout Association does ensure that all adults joining meet essential safety criteria as you will be working with children.

If you would like to learn more please feel free to contact with Eddy Hills our Group Scout Leader by emailing GSL.5thcrawley@cdscouts.org.uk, by telephone/text 077614965270 or complete the Join Scouts Today box to register your interest.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls