1st Crowborough Chapman Troop Scouts
Leader: Gareth Dalton SL
Warranted Assistant Leaders: Derek Pettitt ACL, ASL, Matt Pettitt CL, Jim Dowson ASL
Assistant Leaders: Marcus Kirby
Meets: Scout Headquarters, Whitehill Road, Crowborough
When: Monday evenings, 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Age Range: 10 1/2 to 14 years old
1st Crowborough Chapman Troop Scouts
1st Crowborough Chapman Troop Scouts is one of the oldest Scout Troops in the world. Originally formed as Crowborough Scout Troop by Mr Chapman in 1908 with the direct help from his friend and Scout Movement Founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell the Troop grew ever bigger to form what is now regarded as one of the biggest Scout Groups in the UK, 1st Crowborough Scouts consisting of 3 Beaver Colony Sections, 3 Cub pack Sections and 3 Scout Troop Sections.
Today’s Chapman Troop is considered a family affair, led by Gareth Dalton, a former Chapman Scout himself and assisted by Derek Pettitt (Former Chapman Leader – when Gareth was a Scout!), Matt Petttitt (who also is section leader for Beacon Cubs – Chapman’s main feeder stream), Jim Dowson who has 2 of his offspring in the Troop and Marcus Kirby, who is also involved along with his children as well. Jim “The President” Ringe (Former Chapman Leader & Group Scout Leader) also makes an occasional appearance (when he’s not in the Gym). We have been going a long long time, so we have to accommodate those old timers who really should be putting their feet up!!
Our focus is providing an engaging and inspiring Scouting focussed programme including the core elements of Camping, Hiking, Orienteering and Pioneering, something Chapman Troop has always excelled at. Many of our Scouts have a creative flair, so thats exploited too!
We encourage all the parents and guardians of our Scouts to get involved in all we do as a successful Scout section. If you want to join the Chapman adventure and inspire the young people of Crowborough, please feel free to speak to any of the Chapman leadership team. We are 1st Crowborough Chapman Troop Scouts.
Chapman’s programme and blog can be found further down this page.
Patrol Points Competition
Patrols are awarded points each evening based on achievements during the meeting and any other influencing factors. Typically they will be awarded to Patrols for behaviour, teamwork, state of uniforms (on uniform based meetings), badge work based on Scouts own initiative, or any other factors that might warrant recognition. Below is the current state of play for this term.
Well done Stags who finished top with 117 poin8ts during the Autumn 2017 Term.
Who will come out top in Spring 2018??
Learning Map Symbols, Compass Bearing Contours etc Scouts will be taken somewhere blindfolded and must work together to find out where they are and get back to Scout HQ. All teams will be tracked with GPS devices and will have emergency telephones.
Learning Map Symbols, Compass Bearing Contours etc
Scouts will be taken somewhere blindfolded and must work together to find out where they are and get back to Scout HQ.
All teams will be tracked with GPS devices and will have emergency telephones.
Read the latest 1st Crowborough Chapman Troop Scouts News!
Scouts – Chapman Troop is always blogging about our exploits. Read them below!!
- Chapman Spring Camp Menu Planning
- Chapman do the Boundary Walk
- Chapman Fundraising
- Chapman Map Reading weekend workshop
- Chapman Patrol Tent Night
- Chapman & St George…
- Chapman Sunday Hike
- Chapman Night Hike
- Chapman Map Reading Skills Session 1
- Chapman Troop Forum
- Chapman Troop – Sedan Chair Racing
- Chapman, Ready, Steady, Bake Off!!
Chapman Troop Shop
Visit our clothing market place to buy a range of official Chapman Troop merchandise including T-Shirts, Baseball Caps and Jackets..
1st Crowborough Chapman Troop Scouts – Scouting since 1908
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