Jamboree Clothing Collection

Pete Chennell – RIP

There will be many who remember Pete Chennell who was a long serving Scout Leader with 5th Horsham Scout Group along with Grace Diplock and latterly as a stalwart member of the District campsite committee and warden team.
After Grace died Pete moved to Cornwall to be closer to her family with whom close and caring relationships had been formed.
Pete died on 8th June following a fall at home in February as a result of which he was admitted to a care home. He had been suffering with dementia but his condition deteriorated rapidly after the fall.
Beacon Hill Totem Poles

Pete Chennell’s totem poles

Pete created at least one if not both of the totem poles which stands outside Gummys at Beacon Hill campsite – hopefully these will remain for many years to come and will remind us of the contribution he made to Scouting in Horsham over many years.
Pete’s funeral will take place at Camborne Crematorium on Thursday 22nd June at 1 pm.
Representatives of Horsham Scout District will attend the funeral.
Pete specifically requested there should be ‘no flowers’ but donations instead to a charity. The family decided the most appropriate charity to be Dementia UK .
The contact for donations and cards is;
Sara Deason,
32 Meadow Drive,
TR17 7JB
An option for donations could be directly to Dementia UK
Donate in memory Donate in memory. Making a donation to Dementia UK in memory of a loved one is a special way to reach families living with dementia.
If this is your preferred option it would be good to let Sara know:  messages can be sent to Sara on – sara.deason@sky.com
If you have any stories or reminiscences about Pete (and Grace – they were a team) please send them to Sara as I am sure the family will want to hear them with a copy to dc@horshamscouts.com
Alternatively stories can be posted through the link below to the Horsham Scouts website
All postings will be moderated by the District Media Team before publication.
Pete Chennell
Rest in Peace

Dave and Pat Stillwell – RIP

Horsham Scout District has lost two long time supporters very recently.

Dave and Pat Stillwell had a long term association with Horsham Scouting through their tireless and devoted voluntary service as Warden and Treasurer of the District campsite.

Pat had been Campsite Treasurer for many years and for the past seven  years the Booking Secretary with Dave generously giving access to the equipment and materials necessary for the work required in maintaining the wonderful  Beacon Hill campsite facility that has given so much pleasure and opportunity to thousands of Scouts over the years.

Regrettably Pat died in April and her funeral was held on 31st May.

Dave also had a prolonged period of ill health but it came as a great shock when he died shortly after Pat’s funeral on 8th June.

Both these generous, enthusiastic, humorous and vibrant supporters of Scouting will be greatly missed by everyone in Horsham Scout District.

May they both Rest in Peace.


Please Note
Dave Stillwell’s funeral will take place at Worth Crematorium, Crawley on Tuesday 20th June at 11.15 am.
Friends and colleagues are welcome to attend and invested members of the Scout Movement are encouraged to wear uniform.

Horsham Scouts support the Alzheimer’s Society

Young Scouts from Explorer Units and adult leaders combined together to support the recent Alzheimer’s Garden Party at Warnham Park on Saturday 20th May 2017.

Explorer Scouts from Europa, Phoenix and Titans Explorer Units and adult leaders helped set up the event, serve teas to the approximately 150 guests and clear away at the end of the day.

Tideway folk group which was formed in the late 1960’s the members of which are still active Scout leaders from Horsham, London and Kent provided the entertainment for the event.

Donations on the day raised more than £750 to help the work of the Alzheimer’s Society.

The Scout Association’s A Million Hands project includes support for the Alzheimer’s Society and seeks to the raise awareness of young and old alike to the issues of those who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Click here to find out more about the Scouts A Million Hands initiative.

Alzheimer’s Society’s Tim Wilkins sent this thank you to the Scouts that helped on the day.

Alongside providing developmental opportunities for young people through a national programme of training Scouts in Horsham support the community in many different ways.

Tideway folk group also work the local charity Know Dementia and provide entertainment at ‘Memory Clubs’ in West and East Sussex.

There are many ways in which young people and adults can use their skills and experience to support our local community.

To find out how you could get involved in Scouting contact:
Peter Scofield –
District Commissioner – Horsham Scouts
E-mail – dc@horshamscouts.com

Open Garden Days – Warnham Park in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice

Horsham Scout District President, Jonathan Lucas is opening the gardens of  the Warnham Park estate to the public to raise funds in aid of St Catherines Hospice on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June 2017 from 12 noon to 4.30 pm.

Those who attended the recent Alzheimer’s Society Garden Party will know how wonderful the gardens are. This is another opportunity to see the gardens and raise funds for another important provider of care in our community dependant on charitable giving.


Alzheimer’s Society Garden Party – 20th May 2017

As part of this year’s Dementia Awareness Week
you are inviated to attend a

Garden Party & Cream Tea

Warnham Park

within Warnham Deer Park, near Horsham RH12 3RP

Saturday 20th May 

2 pm until 4 pm

Come along and enjoy a fantastic afternoon

Cream Tea | Live music from ‘Tideway’
| ‘Bake a Cake’ Competition | Beautiful Gardens

For more information call

Alzheimer’s Society Sussex Helpline on 01403 213017

1st Broadbridge Heath Scouts 2016 village scarecrow competition entry

1st Broadbridge Heath Scous entry to the village scarecrow competition featured –



Cruella Devill made by the Scouts,

Horace & Jasper by the Cubs and

101 Dalmatians made by the Beavers.

Everyone had a great time making the scarecrows.

The entry won 2nd place in the ‘Groups’ category.

Well done 1st BBH on a brilliant Group effort.

Paul Dold – Celebration of an amazing life


 who lived life to full

 Paul died tragically in Cornwall on 30th August 2016.   He was Kate’s husband for 18 years, Imogen’s dad,  brother to Martin and  Beryl’s son.

He will not only be greatly missed  by his family  but also by a huge number of people whose lives he touched in many different ways.

 A Celebration of Paul’s amazing life will take place at

Roffey Sports & Social Club, Spooner’s Rd, Roffey RH12 4DY

on Thursday 29th September 2016 at 1pm

 This will give all his family and friends the opportunity to say their farewells to Paul in informal surroundings.

Please wear bright colours. Members of the Scout Movement may wear uniform.

Imogen would like to make a ‘Memory Book’ and invites you all to draw, write, or doodle something relating to her dad.  Please come prepared!

No flowers please, however, donations may be made via

JustGiving/Paul Dold online

or to the Funeral Director at

Dandelion Farewells, Warren Court, Guildford Road,

Bucks Green, West Sussex RH12 3JJ.

Charities to benefit :

South East Cave Rescue Organisation, Horsham District Scouts & Cornwall Air Ambulance Service.