Scout Christmas Post 2014

Ipswich Scout Christmas

Post Boxes Now CLOSED!..

Its back for the 28th year! the Ipswich Scouts Christmas Post for 2014 will be getting underway soon!

Scout Groups from Ipswich, Claydon, Kesgrave and Martlesham will be delivering Christmas cards in and around Ipswich.

For just 25p per card (any size), the various groups will deliver your cards by December 24th. Collection dates this year are between Tuesday 25th November 2014 and Wednesday 10th December 2014.

Post the money & cards into the special boxes.

See the main Christmas Post website for more details at Ipswich Xmas Post 2014.  Your nearest Collection Post boxes can be found using the links and you can also check the delivery roads area

Cards will start to be delivered to their destinations after the 10th December 2014 once the mammoth sorting operation has completed.

Thanks in advance for your support for this valuable fund-raising activity

If you have any questions in the Scout Christmas Post please contact our post coordinators via

County News – Nov-Dec 2014 now available

The March / April issue of ‘County News‘ is available for download from the ‘Resources’ section of the Members Area.

The next copy of County News is Jan-Feb 2015. Copy is required by 21st Dec 2014.

We welcome any Scouting stories and can polish up the words if you give us the basic facts… and we like pictures, too! Send everything to:

NOTE: Could you also send any pictures as JPEG files rather than embedding them in Word documents as it saves a lot of time and will result in a better quality image appearing in the final product.

Bingo Night

This fund raising evening will take place on Saturday 8th November 2014 @ 6.30pm at 18th Ipswich Headquarters.

Fish & Chip supper will need to be ordered and paid for in advance and the bingo tickets will be on sale on the night..

Adult Child

Cod & Chips £4.70 £4.20

Sausage & Chips £2.20 £1.70

Plaice & Chips £4.70 £4.20

Chips £1.40 £1.00

No Food £0.50

BOOK NOW to get a seat….

Paper Craft Skills – Workshop

Hands-on learning of craft skills for all adults in Scouting in Suffolk.  So if you would like to know more about scrapbooking, oragami, badge making, mouse mats, memo pads and much much more… and have a morning free on Sunday 16th November, Lakenheath Scout HQ is the place to be!

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Orwell District Fireworks / Bonfire Night

Orwell District Scouts Fireworks Night Saturday 25th October 2014

at Hallowtree Campsite Gates Open at 5.30 pm

Tickets – £4.00 Before the event and £5.00 on the night. (Children 3 & under FREE)

For tickets please email –

18th Ipswich Mega Litter Pick

Scout Troop took part in Scout Community Week with 19 Scouts, 6 Leaders and 1 Young Leader by doing a litter pick in Holywells Park, Ipswich which is undergoing major refurbishment works. They assisted the local council by collecting a truck load of litter and raising the community awareness of the Scouts. We were surprised to see how much we found and the variety of the litter, everything from a cycle wheel to paint tins and bottles / cans to a mirror – and many more unusual items like unopened ice creams!! The amount we collected in just one and a half hours was amazing, and we are proud to have been a part of Scout Community Week and will continue to play an active part in our community.

Michael Hansen, SL, 18th Ipswich Scout Troop ( Holywells)