7th Burgess Hill (St Andrews)Scout Group

The Youth Centre, St Andrew’s Church, 2 Cants Lane, Burgess Hill, Sussex RH15 0LG


Introduction from your Group Chairman


If your child is joining us from another Group or is new to Scouting, we welcome you to 7th Burgess Hill (St Andrews) Scout Group, one of fourteen successful groups in Mid Sussex District.  Here we will tell you about the Sections in the Group which your child is joining.


Let me take the opportunity to remind you of what Scouting is about.


It aims to appeal to a young person’s desires for fun and adventure provided through attractive and active programmes. It provides opportunities for developing in young people the qualities that make good citizens: honour, self-discipline, dependability, respect for others and self-reliance.


Young people learn by doing, and Scouting offers activities to capture their imagination and enable each individual to find something in which to participate, develop skills and gain confidence. As far as possible these activities take place outdoors as in camping, hiking, caving, sailing, mountaineering and many others, alongside a training programme which is structured from Beaver Scouts to Explorer Scouts.


Scouting at 7th Burgess Hill is for boys and girls. It teaches what is not learnt at home or at school. However, they rely on adult volunteers to make it all possible, either as leaders to run their meetings, camps and so on, or as supporters to provide the material requirements and assist the leaders with the running of activities.


We hope your child will enjoy the new challenge and will continue through the sections.


Please complete the attached photography permission and shooting permission forms, and return it to your child’s section Leader as soon as possible.  You will also be asked to complete a separate membership form.


All adults involved in the group are unpaid volunteers.   We give up many hours a week planning and running sessions and events, and we sometimes ask for help from parents where needed.  If you are able to help either in section or on the committee, please speak to your section leader.  Welcome to the group and I hope your child enjoys many happy years in Scouting!



Thank you


Steve Lewsey

Group Chairman