All Sections Day


Activity information is now under FAQ’s.


WS2017 is held at The South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL. On arrival please go to the Green gate which is accessed via the North gate.  The Green gate will open at 10.30am.  If you are not all arriving together by coach or minibus, please gather your whole group together before coming to the Green gate.  One Leader from the group should then hand in the group registration form in return for which they will be given the pack of badges for their group and a map of the site.


Groups should leave from the same gate you arrived through. For safety and security of all on site, we need to check out each group as they go off site, and the whole group should leave together.  The gate will be closed during the day and re-opened from 3.30pm-5pm.  If you plan to leave earlier than 3.30pm, please let us know.


You don’t need a parking permit if you are just visiting for All Sections Day.


There will be activities to take part in from 11-1pm and our usual charity fair from 2pm with lots of stalls all costing just 20p per go to take part. All profits from this will go to the camp charities, CHAILEY HERITAGE SUSSEX The D.R.E.A.M. Centre Appeal and COCO’S FOUNDATION . Please encourage everyone to bring a bag of 20p’s to spend.  There will also be opportunities to visit the shops within Diagon Alley. It will be a fun day for your members to experience & see an International Scout & Guide Camp with the Harry Potter theme.


Each group must be responsible for their own first aid on the day. There is a medical unit on site, but they should only be called on for major incidents.  Details will be provided to Group Leaders.


We are anticipating glorious sunshine at WS2017! However, in the event of inclement weather, areas under cover will be made available for groups to eat their packed lunch.  Details will be provided on the day should the need arise.


You are responsible for getting consent forms completed.  Check the website ( for updates on what activities will be running and other information, including FAQs.  This is a large scale event, therefore pre obtained photo permissions don’t apply.