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Event: Gold Rush weekend camp

We’ve heard that there is gold in them there hills and so our weekend camp in June takes us just up the road to Nowhurst to find out. It will be a level 3 camp as we will be sleeping in tents.


What to do now: Please see the joining instructions and kit list

We’d like help transporting the kit on Friday. If you can help please meet us at the Scout Hut between 3.30pm and 4pm. Thanks to those who took gear after Cubs on Tuesday


Where: We will be camping on the Spider Site at Nowhurst Camp Site near Broadbridge Heath.

Directions: You will need to make your own way to and from the site. You may like to follow our directions. Whichever way you come you will end up on Nowhurst Lane which is narrow and twisty so please drive slowly, respecting the neighbours and other parents who may have already dropped off and be departing.

When: We start at 7pm on Friday 9 June and run through until 4pm on Sunday 11 June with a closing ceremony at 3.30pm.

What: We’ll have a full weekend of activities to keep us busy as we live life as a prospector. We’ll be making shelters, panning for gold and as usual the Cubs will be cooking their own lunch on fires that they have made. We’ll also have plenty of time for games in the woods. a camp fire on Saturday evening and a few other challenges on the way.

Who: Camp was open to all our members but the guest list has now closed. With Nowhurst being just up the road it is an ideal event for first time campers (in which case you may find our camping with the cubs page useful).
We’d welcome extra adults to help us during the weekend, especially taking gear to site on the Friday afternoon and pitching the tents. Do talk to a leader if you are interested.

Guest list at 9 June (20):

  • Abigail (paid, HF)
  • Amelia (paid, HF)
  • Daniel (paid, HF)
  • Elliott (paid, HF)
  • Emilia (paid, HF)
  • Emily (paid, HF)
  • Harry (paid, HF)
  • James S (paid, HF)
  • James W (paid, HF)
  • Jasmine (paid, HF)
  • Joshua (paid, HF)
  • Kristian (paid, HF)
  • Lucybelle (paid, HF)
  • Luke (paid, HF)
  • Martha (paid, HF)
  • Megan (paid, HF)
  • Poppy (paid, HF)
  • Tommy (paid, HF)
  • Violet (paid, HF)
  • William (paid, HF)

Cost: The cost of the weekend is £29 but as usual we are using our Parbrook Cashback to keep down the costs that you have to pay. This reduces the camp fees to £25.

Remember that we can only offer Parbrook Cashback discounts if you help us by raising money when you shop online. Use the app or donation reminder toolbar to make sure that you don’t miss out on any donations. For more information and to sign up please visit our Easyfundraising page.

Booking: The guest list is now closed.
Once booked, please complete our online health form (shown as HF on our guest list when we have received a completed one). We need a new one from you every time we go away, just so that we know the information is completely up to date.

Bring: We have now issued the joining instructions which includes the kit list for this camp. There is nothing particularly unusual required for this camp. Remember that there is no electricity on site so you’ll need a good torch for those night time trips to the loo although the night is quite short at this time of year. Don’t forget that you must arrive at camp in your uniform.

Previous camps: We often visit the Spider Site at Nowhurst, both to camp and for our end of term evening in July. Have a look at our reports from past events to remind yourself what it is like.

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Report: Weekend camp at Nowhurst

Our weekend camp in June 2016 took us back to Nowhurst camp site near Broadbridge Heath. It may just be 15 minutes away but it is a world of difference.

Some unfortunately timed heavy rain made putting up tents rather tricky and the long grass on the site seemed to make everything even wetter. By the time the Cubs arrived things were looking drier.

Our activities over the weekend included tree identification, tracking and a fiendish team challenge involving candles, canes and blindfolds – you’ll have to see the pictures to see how that worked. We ended the day with a spectacular camp fire built by Hawkeye and John and invited each team to lead a song. On Sunday we were pleased to be joined by families for our Sunday funday where we made our usual toasted sandwiches and baked bananas.

More photos from Nowhurst
Click for more photos from Nowhurst

We’re grateful to Hawkeye for helping Marian in the kitchen and to Kaa, John and Tabaqui for running the activities. Also to Akela, Ali and Sally who managed to get all the tents up in the rain and down in the dry. We’re always short of adults who want to camp overnight with us or help in the kitchen so do let us know if you fancy helping. We need a minimum number of adults on site overnight.

You can keep up with what is going on at camp by following us on social media. We tweet occasional messages each day but the main photo stream is on our instagram account.

Report: End of summer term 2016

On 19 July 2016 we took our pack meeting to Nowhurst to celebrate the end of the Summer Term.

It was one of the hottest days of the year but pleasantly cool under the Nowhurst trees. We had a busy programme of activities to fit in.

We started by collecting wood for the fire which was lit by Mike and John while the Cubs had a wide game in the woods. Then we made a special presentation to Raksha who was celebrating 40 years as a 1st Billingshurst leader. After that we asked our Group Scout Leader, Glyn, to invest Keego as an Assistant Cub Leader. After some more photos and toasted marshmallows we were almost out of time but just squeezed in some camp fire songs and presented the badges earned at the sailing taster.

As usual we were pleased to be joined by so many family members and friends of the pack.

End of term at Nowhurst - photo gallery
More photos from Nowhurst

Raksha – 40 years
In 2016 Phyllis Gravett, Raksha, received her 40 years service award. This represented an amazing commitment to 1st Billingshurst where she helped with both Dauxwood and Parbrook Cub packs and to Petworth & Pulborough District where she was badge secretary. Jacala has only known Raksha for the 10 years he has been at Parbrook but we looked back through our archives to see her in action

You can see those photos online

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Event: Weekend camp, Jun16

Our weekend camp in June takes us just up the road to Nowhurst where we’ll have plenty of time to celebrate the centenary of Cubs by trying some of the activities that they might have done over the 100 years. There will be plenty of time for the usual camp fires and wide games too. It will be a level 3 camp as we will be sleeping in tents.

If you are on our guest list please see the joining instructions

Where: We will be camping on the Spider Site at Nowhurst Camp Site near Broadbridge Heath.

Directions: You will need to make your own way to and from the site. You may like to follow our directions. Whichever way you come you will end up on Nowhurst Lane which is narrow and twisty so please drive carefully, respecting the neighbours and other parents who may have already dropped off and be departing.

When: We start at 7pm on Friday 17 June and run through until 4pm on Sunday 19 June with a closing ceremony at 3.30pm.

What: We’ll have a full weekend of activities to keep us busy as we look back on 100 years of Scouting skills. As usual the Cubs will be cooking their own lunch on fires that they have made. We’ll also have plenty of time for games in the woods and a few other challenges on the way.

Sunday: We’re repeating our Father’s Day Fun Day on the Sunday. Parents who want to visit for the day or Cubs that can’t camp but would like to do some of the activities can join us at 10am on Sunday. You’ll need to register via Groupspaces so that we can cater for the numbers. Activities are likely to include a cricket/rounders game, fire lighting, cooking your lunch on the fire and working in teams to make shelters. The cost for a day visitor, adult or Cub is £3

Who: Camp is open to all our members. With Nowhurst being just up the road it is an ideal event for first time campers (in which case you may find our camping with the cubs page useful).
We’ll have Marian looking after things in the kitchen but she will need a kitchen helper (you don’t have to stay overnight unless you’d like to but we will need you to help with preparing breakfast). We’d welcome extra adults to help us during the weekend (anybody that camps must have a Scouting DBS check) and especially taking gear to site on the Friday afternoon and pitching the tents. Do talk to a leader if you are interested.

Guest list at 12 June (16 Cubs):

  • Charlie
  • Clementine
  • Elliott
  • Ethan
  • Finley W (paid)
  • Isabella
  • James
  • Jasmine
  • Joshua
  • Kinley
  • Lucybelle
  • Martha
  • Max
  • Poppy
  • Robin
  • Thomas
  • William

Cost: The cost of the weekend is £27 but as usual we are using our Parbrook Cashback to keep down the costs that you have to pay. This reduces the camp fees to £24 which you have all paid.

Booking: Our guest list is now closed. Thank you to everybody on the list for completing their health form (HF).

Bring: The kit list shows all that you need to bring. There is nothing particularly unusual required for this camp. Remember that there is no electricity on site so you’ll need a good torch for those night time trips to the loo although the night is quite short at this time of year. Don’t forget that you must arrive at camp in your uniform.

Previous camps: We often visit the Spider Site at Nowhurst, both to camp and for our end of term evening in July. Have a look at our reports from past events to remind yourself what it is like.

Report: End of summer term 2015

On 21 July 2015 we took our pack meeting to Nowhurst to celebrate the end of the Summer Term.

After collecting wood for the fire we had a wide game in the woods. Then Akela invested Abi and Katie. We ended the evening with some camp fire songs and toasted marshmallows.

It was a pleasantly warm evening and we were pleased to be joined by so many family members and friends of the pack.

For more pictures please see our Nowhurst gallery

Thanks to Tabaqui and Jacala for taking the photos