Scouts – Christmas Post 2013

Ipswich Scout Christmas

Post Boxes NOW CLOSED…

Its back for the 27th year! the Ipswich Scouts Christmas Post for 2013 will be getting underway soon!

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

For just 22p per card (any size), the various groups will deliver your cards by December 20th. Collection dates this year are between Monday 25th November and Tuesday 10h December.

Post the money & cards into the special boxes.

18TH Ipswich Scout location of post boxes

Felixstowe Road Laundrette

George Debman Butchers – Cliff Lane

Juliette Hair Salon – Nacton Road

Woolverstone Day Unit at the Ipswich hospital

Pathology Dept. at the Ipswich Hospital

South Wards Reception desk Ipswich Hospital

Ipswich Building Society in Tower Ramparts

Ipswich Building Society – Ravenswood

Hamilton Smith – Great Coleman Street

John Lewis and Waitrose – Futura Park

Sainsbury – Warren Heath

Sainsbury – Woodbridge Road

Sainsbury – Hadleigh Road

See the main Christmas Post website for more details at Ipswich Xmas Post 2013.  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 11th December 2013 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

Bingo – Fish & Chip 16th November 2013

This fund raising evening will take place on Saturday 16th November 2013 @ 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….

Group Trip to Duxford

Group Trip to the Imperial War Musuem Duxford for the whole Group in October and over 60 members took part. This was the final point in two months work in all sections to help members gain the Basic Aviation Badge, and all section programmes have been tailored towards this Group event. We left by coach and minibus for IWM Duxford at 8.30am and after travelling through some very wet weather we arrived as the sun came out. Everyone then had a great day investigating all the hangers and taking part in activities on site. The Cubs and Scouts really enjoyed the Spitfire simulator and found the experience loads of fun. Just before we left the rain returned and we had a wet journey home, but all those who attended enjoyed the trip. Denise Bloomfield, GSL, said “Every young person I spoke to today, told me they were having a great time, and it was nice to be able to come with their friends in the Group. What a great leadership team we have at the 18th and today proved that.

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We have already had praise from the staff from Duxford saying that our young people were well behaved and we were a very organised group. That says it all !! Special thanks go to Michael and Stuart for all the organisation.


Members from the 18th Ipswich and 1st Clare Scout Troops took part in the yearly national beach clean on 21st September 2013 at Languard Point nature reserve. The Scouts spent the afternoon combing the beach and the surrounding areas and clearing up litter from this area of special scientific interest. They were guided by the local Landguard Ranger, Mr Chris Ryde and he commented on the way they did such a great job of the Beachwatch litter pick. “I was completely impressed by your Scout group and the way they got on with it,” he said. Lynn Allen, Countryside Officer for Suffolk SCDC, said “I am relieved to see that no balloon debris was found on your section of the beach – sadly you can almost guarantee this kind of litter on our beaches – but I always find it worrying when shotgun cartridges are retrieved. We are really grateful to you, and Chris Ryde has been singing your praises about the amazing effort made by you all. It’s incredible that you found so much litter in the area. Please pass on our sincere thanks to the Scouts and Leaders involved.” We were once again working in our local community to help to keep the environment in a good state and help toprotect plants and wild life from harm.

Michael Hansen, Scout Leader

18th Ipswich Scout Troop (Holywells)

Orwell District Fireworks Night

Orwell District Scouts Fireworks Night Saturday 26th October 2013

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 Group Trip to Duxford

18th Ipswich Group Trip to Imperial War Musuem Duxfordp-Duxford

20th October 2013

The 18th Ipswich are organising a group trip to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford on Sunday the 20th October 2013. This trip is being organised to link in with all the section programmes in the Autumn.

We will be leaving from outside the Margaret Catchpole public house by coach at 8.15am on the 20th October 2013 and we estimate being back by 5.30pm.

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