About our District

Scouting wouldn’t be much fun if you operated in isolation. Sometimes it is good to get together with nearby groups for activities and competitions.

Our District delivers Scouting for young people in the towns and villages north of the South Downs in West Sussex and is called

Petworth & Pulborough

The District website has a map showing the locations of groups within the District.


Each group has its own colour of scarf. There are also some special scarves worn by leaders working outside their group. See how many you can spot at the next District event.

Group Scarf Colour
1st Ashington See district website
1st Billingshurst
1st Bury
1st Easebourne
1st Fittleworth
1st Harting
1st Ifold
1st Petworth
1st Pulborough
1st Sullington & Storrington
1st Wisborough Green

Other scarves that you might see…

Explorer Scout Units run independently of the Scout Groups although they make use of Group Headquarters and other resources Explorer scarf
Our District team also have their own scarf which helps them stand out at District events District team scarf
The Gilwell Scarf is worn by leaders who have been awarded their Wood Badge. It may be worn as an alternative to their group scarf Gilwell scarf
Scout Active Support provides support to the groups. Although their members do not wear uniform they can wear this scarf

All scouts in the District wear the Petworth and Pulborough district badge on their uniform
District badge
The District website includes postal addresses, maps and e-mail links to all groups, or you can contact the members of the District team. You can also follow the District team on Facebook.

Together with other Districts from East Grinstead and Haywards Heath in the east to Chichester in the west, we form the Scout County of West Sussex. If you are interested in Scouting elsewhere in West Sussex you can get more information via the West Sussex Scouts website.