Category Archives: Scouts and Guides

Scouts’ Charity Jumble Sale, St Mark’s Purley, Feb 1

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Purley Scouts Fireworks, Mitchley Hill, Nov 4

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Scouts on parade for Deputy Lieutenant’s annual awards

A group of young Scouts and Scout leaders received Deputy Lieutenant Award Certificates in a ceremony attended by the Mayor of Croydon, the Deputy Lieutenant of Croydon and friends and family at the Town Hall last night. In total, 13 … Continue reading

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Purley Scouts Family Fun Day, Mitchley Hill, May 18

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Shirley Guides’ Jumble Sale, Shrublands, May 11

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Minster ceremony remembers 75 Scouts who died in WWI

Croydon Scouts, in a ceremony attended by the Mayor of Croydon, Bernadette Khan, conducted a solemn memorial service at Croydon Minster on Saturday, exactly 100 years to the day after their predecessors staged a similar commemoration for the 75 Scouts … Continue reading

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Purley Scouts Jumble Sale, St Mark’s, Feb 2

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Croydon Scouting to remember war service at the Minster

Croydon Scouting is holding a special Memorial Service at Croydon Minster, to be attended by the Mayor of Croydon, Bernadette Khan, to remember the 66 Scouts who gave their lives in World War I. While many commemoration events were staged … Continue reading

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Camp site used by Guides under threat from road scheme

A precious piece of Surrey woodland which has been used by generations of Girl Guides from Croydon and surrounding areas is under threat of being bulldozed in a road-building scheme. Local Girlguiding groups have set up a petition to protest … Continue reading

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Life-saving Scout receives special commendation medal

Farah Lodhi has only been helping to run a new Beaver Scout troop in Purley for a couple of months. But with the help of some Scout training, she has already been awarded with a special commendation medal from the … Continue reading

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Croydon Scouts check out Westminster for Parliament Week

Croydon Scouts chose a particularly interesting date for their latest group outing, to the Palace of Westminster yesterday to learn about the workings of Parliament on the day that news emerged that a Brexit agreement had been brokered between the … Continue reading

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Sanderstead Scouts 48th annual Gruffy Fair, Jun 9

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Spring Park Girl Guides’ jumble sale, Shirley, May 12

The Friends of Girlguiding in Spring Park annual Jumble Sale is this coming Saturday May 12. The organisers’ motto for the event is: “Reuse – the greenest way to recycle!” The sale runs from 2pm to 4pm at the Shirley … Continue reading

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Outdoor Explorer Network open day, Pinewood Centre, May 19

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Escaped T-Rex recaptured thanks to Croydon Beaver Scouts

More than 300 Beaver Scouts from Croydon enjoyed a dinosaur-themed funday in Crystal Palace park last month, when some even had to round-up an escaped T-Rex.

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Sanderstead Guides leader wins gold after work with cheetahs

A leader with the Guides in Sanderstead has just been presented with her gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Queen’s Guide Award, after completing challenges which included working at a cat rescue in south London, a four-day hike through the … Continue reading

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Purley Scouts’ Jumble Sale, Kenley, Apr 21

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90-year-old Sanderstead Brownies in appeal for volunteers

The 3rd Sanderstead Brownies is 90 years old this year. But they could close unless enough volunteers step forward to help run the group. According to the local Guides’ leadership, “The current Owl leaders are happy to come and assist … Continue reading

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Croydon Scouts seek commissioner as French stands down

Croydon’s Scouts are seeking a new district commissioner, as Steve French, who has been the area’s head scout since 2009, is standing down. “At the ripe age of 57 and having been involved in Scouting in Croydon for nearly 40 … Continue reading

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Charity Christmas tree sale, Carshalton, Dec 9-10

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Croham Hurst Brownies charity card sale, Nov 11

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Cubs get to cook up a treat at Kenley’s Indian restaurant

A Purley cub pack has spiced up its activities this week with a behind-the-scenes visit to a Indian restaurant, where they saw first-hand how naan bread is made and baked. The visit, to Saffron Kenley on Godstone Road, was organised … Continue reading

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Spring Park Guides fund-raising quiz night, Nov 11

The Friends of Spring Park Guiding invite you to join them at a Fun Quiz Night at the Shirley Community Centre, Shrublands Avenue, (at the top of Bridle Road,) CR0 8JA on Saturday November 11, 7pm for a 7.30 start. … Continue reading

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Outdoor Explorer Open Day, Pinewood Scout Centre, May 20

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Woodland Winter Festival, Pinewood Scout Camp, Dec 11

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