Bolnore Cub Scouts - box kart race coming up

Bolnore Scouts in their box kart

Bolnore Scouts in their box kart

Bolnore Cub Pack will host a new event in the box kart circuit on Saturday 28th April. The West Sussex Masters (open) is a box kart race open to cub packs in the area. 

The race is limited to the first 16 Packs that apply, and the race will take place on a figure-of-eight track. 

The venue is Warden Park Academy in Cuckfield, and the event is sponsored by The Haywards Heath Lions and Dragon Events Services.

To enter please contact Loz Blay at boxkart@ or download an entry form from the group's website.

What is a box cart?

A typical soap-box cart is made of a wooden chassis and has four wheels, arranged as a fixed rear axle and a steerable front beam axle – usually with a very simple single central pivot. A seat is arranged at the back, and perhaps the seat area is enclosed, as in the original soap-box design. More sophisticated designs might employ a fully enclosed wooden body. The types of wheels employed vary according to what can be obtained easily – wheels from pushchairs, prams and discarded bicycles being common. Ready-made wheels are also available from hardware suppliers. Steering is typically actuated using a rope connected to the ends of the steerable beam.

Ging Gang Goolie


Are you good with knots, great with numbers or skilled at pitching tents? Then the 1st Cuckfield Scout Troop needs your help!

The Troop is looking for more volunteers to help run its 3 sections - Beavers (age 6 to 8), Cubs (age 8 to 10) and Scouts (age 10 to 14). “We have a great team of volunteers helping to run the different sections and also an executive committee working hard behind the scenes to ensure the group has enough funds,” said leader Mike Schlup. “But the group currently has a long waiting list of children wishing to join and the more volunteers we have then the more chance there is for the boys and girls on the waiting list to be able to join the group.” 

Mike is particularly keen to hear from former scouts or parents whose children have benefitted from joining the scouts. “Many readers of Cuckfield Life will have children who are currently in or have been through one of the Cuckfield Scout sections. Some of you were no doubt Scouts or Guides in your youth (remember the smell of baked beans over the camp fire to the sounds of Ging Gang Goolie?!).


“1st Cuckfield Scouts depends entirely on volunteer helpers to keep going and we are always looking for new faces to get involved. Whether you’re good with knots, great with numbers or know how to pitch a tent, if you’d like to find out more about helping out then please get in touch.”

The group needs fundraisers, quartermasters, a group secretary and helpers to assist each section. Although the roles are voluntary, anyone who helps with the Group will receive a discount on their child’s membership if they join. 

To find out more about joining the 1st Cuckfield Scouts, or if your son or daughter wants to be part of the group then visit, email or call Guy Thornett on 07976 081011.