News 2015

December – Quizzing and Swim Party

Scouts took part in a quiz night with a difference.  As well as the normal quiz questions they were also asked to name the dog on the ‘Spot the Dog’ game, tell us the flavours of the crisps (that round didn’t last long) and take part in physical challenges like the ‘Cube’.

Cubs and Scouts celebrated the end of the term with a joint Swim Party at the Triangle in Burgess Hill.  We hired the whole of the pool and the Cubs, Scout and Leaders had a fab time.  The Leaders were armed with supersoakers filled with lovely freezing cold water, such fun! ... A suitable end to a fantastic year! 



November – Parade time again and solar panels 

As we do every year 1st Lindfield Scout Group attended the Remembrance Service at All Saints Church.  An amazing turn out of Beavers, Cubs and Scout all showing their respect to the men of Lindfield who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars.  

November also saw the installation of our solar panel - 1st Lindfield Scout Group are getting greener!


October – Escaping and Evading

Scouts embarked on a late night evening in the wilds of Danehill and took part in the District Escape and Evasion.  Armed with camo paint and head torches the team tried to avoid being caught by pesky Explorers whilst finding out answers to clues.  Brilliant fun.


September – Katy in Japan

Our Young Leader Katy Hernandez was lucky enough to attend the World Scout Jamboree in Japan during the Summer holidays.  Katy was offered one of the limited places on the Jamboree after finding out that she had passed all the assessments and interviews with flying colours in 2014.  She worked so hard in 2014 and 2015 fundraising to pay for her visit and flew to Japan in July to be one of the 35,000 people attending the Jamboree. She had a truly amazing time, learning so much about other cultures and meeting so many people from different countries.  She gave presentations to Beavers, Cubs and Scouts about her adventure and hopes to inspire other Scouts to do the same at the next Jamboree.  24th World Scout Jamboree is in North America in 2019….any takers??


July – Scout Camp

Broadstone Warren was the venue for Scout Camp in July and the Scouts had a little luxury this year.  As well as having a lovely campsite in the woods where they were able to do whittling and cook treats over a campfire they also had use of a lodge with beds, a hall and kitchen.  Leader Ali was thrilled to be cooking with a proper oven, having running water to hand and not having to sleep in a tent!  The Scouts tried loads of activities including swimming, geocaching, rifle shooting and fencing!  The weather held out for them until it was time to take the tents down, thank you to the parents who took the tents home and dried them out for us.


June - Bike Ride and Tilgate

The BHF London to Brighton Bike Ride is our main fundraiser of the year and once again it’s all hands to the pump to feed the riders who stop off for refreshments on their journey.  Although it’s hard work over the whole weekend it is such a great event.  Members of the Executive Committee, Leaders and our lovely parents were all pitching in with their muscle power in putting up marquees and mess tents, baking cakes and selling the vast amount of burgers and cakes we had.  Thank you - we really appreciate you giving up your time, especially on Fathers Day – it really does keep 1st Lindfield going each year.


Cubs higlight for June was a visit to Tilgate Nature Centre.  They were given a guided tour around the centre to meet and feed the meerkats and mongooses, learn all about the racoon dog and get close to an owl. A lovely evening, thoroughly enjoyable.






May – VE Day Parade

Marking 70 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe, 1st Lindfield Scout Group joined the Royal British Legion, WW2 veterans, and the Air Training Corp to celebrate and commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day, The parade was led by the Surrey and Sussex Drum and Bugle Corps - Well done to you all!




May – Cub Camp

Cub Camp was at Blackland Farm again and a bumper crop of Cubs attended.  A great time had by everyone and they threw themselves into the activities on offer.





April -  Cooking …. but Backwood 

 Taking advantage of the improving weather and we go all ‘Backwoods’.  Cubs learnt how to start fires with flints and cotton wool.  Scout and Cubs both had evening where they were cooking over open fires - pizza pittas, bread and chocolate orange cake were on the menu.  




April - Beavers Flying High

1st Lindfield Beavers have been busy this month working on their Air Activities badge. Captain Jacquet kindly came along to tell us all about the history of aviation and how planes work. Armed with a flight simulator, he also explained how to fly a plane and all the Beavers worked hard with their hands in the air holding onto the controls trying to keep the simulator steady. Everyone made a paper replica of Concorde and, as well as getting their Air Activities Badge, also received their own wings from our Captain. A massive thank you to Captain Jacquet for inspiring a new generation of budding pilots!

As a group we are very fortunate to have so many friends who give of their time to teach our young people. Perhaps you have a hidden talent or job that you could tell us about? Why not get in touch to talk about how you could be involved?


March – District Cooking Competition and Lambing

We were able to get two teams into the ‘District Cooking Competition’ this year.  The task was for teams of four Scouts to provide a three course meal in a very limited time.  They were judged and awarded points on taste and presentation and our amazing Scouts scooped FIRST and SECOND prize.  Fantastic job!


Scouts visited Brinsbury College at lambing time and were able to help feed lambs, dock tails, number the newborns and were lucky enough to witness a birth!  A truly amazing evening, one to be repeating next year we hope!         


February – China comes to Lindfield!

We love celebrating Chinese New Year and this year was no exception.  Cubs made their own dragons and finished off the evening with a little Chinese cuisine!   

January – Spy nights

Winter is upon us and we are stuck indoors but it doesn’t matter, the Cubs use the time to learn how to be spies! Their mission, should they accept it, was to build a morse code machine and send codes to each other across the room in week one, making a ceasar cipher wheel the next week and then  using their spy training in the third week to unravel a string of six challenges to find the stolen treasure.  Fantastic fun, well done M:I:Cubs!