Joining: Sussex100 – centenary camp

Our Sussex100 centenary camp starts on Friday 29 July at the South of England Showground, Ardingly and runs through to Monday 1 August.

It is a level 3 camp as we will be sleeping in tents. Each tent will hold up to 9 Cubs and is a different design to those normally used by us at camp.

Summary of arrangements
When Friday 29 July to Monday 1 August 2016
Meet Stane Street bus layby outside Weald School 6th form block by 12.45pm. Our coach is due to depart at 1pm
Wear You must travel in uniform top and scarf
(but Cub t-shirt is fine rather than sweatshirt)
Bring See our updated kit list.
Special items this time include mongoose costume, camp t-shirt, cakes, day bag & water bottle
Return We will be returning to the bus layby and expect to arrive about 2pm. Check Twitter for updates
To do now Check the updated kit list & pack clothes for all weathers. Remember to tag your bags

Transport: The county has arranged coaches for all campers and their personal gear. We’re grateful to the group for paying the cost of the coaches (£13 per person) so that this did not have to be added to the camp fees.
Coaches will leave Billingshurst from outside the Weald School 6th form block on Stane Street at 1pm on Friday. To allow for a punctual departure please arrive by 12.45pm. On Monday afternoon we expect to be back around 2pm but will confirm this en route via Twitter.

Who: We will be camping with Cubs from 1st Billingshurst’s Dauxwood pack. Each tent will have a mixture of Cubs from both packs. Our guest list contains 16 Cubs: Abi, Aiden, Charlie, Ellie, Elliott, Emily, Henry, James, Joshua, Katie, Kinley, Lucybelle, Max, Poppy, Robin and William. Akela, Jacala and Keego will also be camping and travelling on the coach.

Bring: The weather looks to be cooler and more showery than recently so don’t get caught out. Because we are going on the coach please make sure that each bag is tagged with your name and 1st Billingshurst. Remember that your Cub will have to carry their gear from coach to camp so don’t pack more than they can lift. We’ve updated the kit list as there are some extras that you’ll need this time:

  • BRING: Rikki-tikki-tavi costume (made on the preparation day), cake for the kitchen to share, day bag and water bottle (as we will be away from our campsite for most of the day), your yellow camp t-shirt (given out at Nowhurst), anything you need for your “Cubs got talent” performance.
  • DON’T BRING: camp chair, pocket money (nothing to buy)


  • FRIDAY: Arrivals by coach
    Opening ceremony in main arena
  • SATURDAY: Activity zones – Cubs choose where they want to go from Kaa’s krafts, Jungle life, Bandarlog’s activities and Showtime (including Cubs got talent auditions)
    Evening camp fire followed by Jungle Fever in the main arena
  • SUNDAY: Activity zones again
    Cubs got talent final followed by firework extravaganza
  • MONDAY: Cubs 100th birthday party & camp closing ceremony
    Departures by coach

Keep in touch: As usual we hope to be able to keep you up to date from the site. We’ll use Twitter for occasional updates and for messages including coach updates on Monday. Most of the photos will be on our Instagram page. Our tweets can be viewed on the side of our home page if you don’t follow us (see our social media page for more information).
If you need to contact the leaders please consider e-mail (to leaders at as Akela and Jacala can pick up these messages on their phones.

Updates: Please check back to this page as if there are any changes to the arrangements they will be posted here.