Could you show your stripes and be a World Scout Jamboree Unit Leader? Apply Now!

I'm really pleased to be announcing that leader applications for the Suffolk World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) Unit are now open, and you may be just the person we are looking for!

We're so excited that Suffolk has been allocated 4 patrols to become part of the UK contingent to the 25th World Scout Jamboree in Korea during 2023.

That means we need to recruit 4 adult volunteers to become the Unit leadership Team who make sure that our 36 young people will be empowered to be bold and brave to make the most of the life-shaping experience the WSJ will provide.

Webinar provided by HQ over Zoom

Are you looking at getting away for some nights away with you Section? Maybe you're just looking to meet for the first time over the summer months.

We're aware that our guidance for getting back together has changed quite frequently recently and it's likely to impact your experiences over the summer. If there's anything you're not sure about or would like to have clarity on, we're hosting this open Q&A session for all members to ask their questions to our getting back together safely working group. Its on Wed 7th July at 19:00.

Register HERE.

I am pleased to announce some new appointments in the County for the Deben District Team. 

Following the search for a new District Commissioner and Deputy District Commissioners for Deben District, I am now in a position to announce that the following people have been appointed.

News #24

Dear Suffolk Scouters,

The hot news this week is that we should have the opportunity to camp this summer. This will be very welcome by Groups throughout the county and is another step back towards normal scouting. We clearly have a number of hurdles to get over during the next few months but with current really low infection rates in Suffolk, Scouting continues to thrive here in the East of England.

To all Leaders, Parents & Scout Members over 10 years old.

Scout HQ have created this survey to understand how you’re feeling about Scouts and to help us improve the way we do things.

Why your views matter, especially in tough times

We realise this past year has been unlike any other we’ve ever faced. The COVID-19 pandemic has touched us all in so many different ways and we understand that it has been a challenging time for so many. Some Scouts groups were able to continue online, while others haven’t.

Nonetheless, it’s really important that we hear from you, even if you haven’t been as active as normal, to help us keep supporting you as best we can.

We have recently learned of the passing of Janet Fowler, on Monday 24th May.

Janet was the 14th Ipswich’s Life President; Janet’s Scouting endeavours with the  14th Ipswich were as Assistant Cub Leader for 23 years followed by another 13 years as Cub Scout Leader during which Janet also held the role of ADC Cubs Ipswich East, and then DC for Ipswich East for a further ten years.

The funeral service will be at St Augustine’s Church, Bucklesham Road / Felixstowe Rd, Ipswich on Wednesday 16th June at 12.30pm. The church is able to hold 50 worshippers including family members.