The 1st Henfield Scout Troop was founded in the winter of 1907 / 1908. The formation of the 1st Henfield Scout Troop came shortly after Baden-Powell’s experimental camp on Brownsea Island in 1907 and was endorsed by the Scout Association in 2007 to be regarded as the oldest existing scout troop in the world!
The Group is split into different sections:
Beavers - 6 - 8 year olds.
Cubs - 8 - 10.5 year olds
Scouts 10.5 - 14 Year olds.
Also attached to the Group is the Spitfire Explorer Scout Unit, which accommodates 14 - 18 years olds.
For additional information on each section, please click on the appropriate section from the list under the CATEGORIES tab below. If wanting to join or make an enquiry then please contact the Group Membership Secretary. details below.
Similarly, if you are interested in volunteering in any area of Scouting, including becoming a leader then please contact the Group Scout Leader, details below.
Membership Secretary: Annabel Weston
Group Scout Leader: Paula Flower
We have two Beaver Colonies in Henfield. Riverside Beavers meet on Mondays 5.45 - 7.00 pm Lakeside Beavers meet on Wednesday 5.45pm - 7.00pm Beaver Scouts are the youngest section of the Scouting family. Their activities are based around making things, outdoor activities, singing, playing games, going out on visits, investigating nature, listening to stories, learning how to be safe and most importantly, making new friends. Beavers is for young girls and boys form the age of six and eight years old. A group of Beaver Scouts is called a Colony, and each Colony can be split up into smaller groups called Lodges. Beavers have a Promise and Motto, but there is not a Beaver Scout Law. The concepts of the Scout Law should be presented to Beavers through games, storytelling and other informal devices.
Please see below for how to register your interest in joining.