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1st Crowborough Chapman Troop Scouts

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.

Patrol 15/01 22/01 29/01 05/02 19/02 26/02 05/03  12/03 19/03 26/03 n/a Total
Stags 8 10 10 10 10 15 37 0 0 0 0 100
Cobras 10 10 12 10 10 10 32 0 0 0 0 94
Eagles 8 10 8 10 10 5 32 0 0 0 0 83
Kestrels 10 10 8 10 8 5 32 0 0 0 0 83

Well done Stags who finished top with 117 poin8ts during the Autumn 2017 Term.
Who will come out top in Spring 2018??

Map Skills @ Scout HQ
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learning Map Symbols, Compass Bearing Contours etc

Night Hike on Ashdown Forest – NON UNIFORM @ Friends Clump, Ashdown Forest
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Night Hike – Dress according to weather conditions. Boots please.

This meeting will count towards the Orienteering Activity Badge.

Chapman Hike – 4 Miles @ Friends Clump - Ashdown Forest
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

4 mile hike

Map Skills @ Scout HQ
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learning Map Symbols, Compass Bearing Contours etc

Crowborough Boundary Walk – 10 Miles @ Goldsmiths Carpark
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Chapman Spring Camp @ Broadstone Warren scout Site
May 18 @ 7:30 pm – May 20 @ 10:00 am
Parkinson’s Sponsored Walk – 10 Miles @ Seven Sisters Country Park
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
1st Crowborough Group Summer Camp (Scouts) @ Wowo Camping
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Hike – 6 Miles @ King Standing, Ashdown Forest
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Map Skills @ Scout HQ
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learning Map Symbols, Compass Bearing Contours etc

Read the latest 1st Crowborough Chapman Troop Scouts News!

Scouts – Chapman Troop is always blogging about our exploits. Read them below!!

Chapman Troop Shop

Visit our clothing market place to buy a range of official Chapman Troop merchandise including T-Shirts, Baseball Caps and Jackets..

Chapman Troop Clothing Store

1st Crowborough Chapman Troop Scouts – Scouting since 1908
Part of 1st Crowborough Scouts