St George’s Day Parade

I would like to remind all sections that it is St George’s Day Parade this Sunday 21st April.

This is the most important date in the Scouting calender, a time when all sections and groups come together to renew their scout promise.

I would expect all sections to be well represented, in full and correct uniform please.

The 18th Ipswich should be leading this parade this year, a Scout from our group is carrying The St George’s Flag.

We have also been asked for Scouts to do the readings at the service.

All the Group will meet @ Garrison Lane, Car Park @ 2pm as Cub Camp has been cancelled due to insufficent numbers.

Please be @ Garrison Lane to collect your child from 3-45pm.

Denise Bloomfield


Newsletter – April 2013

Please see attached 18th Ipswich Scout Group – NEWSLETTER April 2013.

NEW – Group Scout Leader / Assistant Group Scout Leader

The group is delighted to announce the appointment of Denise Bloomfield as Group Scout Leader and Donna Hansen as Assistant Group Scout Leader.

As Chaiman of the group I wanted to take this chance to welcome both Denise and Donna and feel that the experience they have within the Scout movement will help the group move forward and I look forward to working with them both.

George Debman (Chairman)

18th Ipswich Easter Themed Group Camp – Fri 15th to Sun 17th March 2013

The Thriftwood Camp was a massive success.

The weather was not great (lots of mud!) but it didn’t affect the activities that we did or the fun had by all. We had 13 Scouts, 19 Cubs attend for the whole weekend and then 5 Beavers on the Saturday for the day.

Five of our Explorers attended to assist with the camp and they were all an asset as they helped with all of the activities.

We did a variety of activities including rifles, inflata Bull, cresta run, pedal cars, 3D maze, water walkers and climbing, just to mention a few.

The help of the catering team that included Denise, Colin, Michael, Teresa and Sue was fantastic. They provided an excellent service to everyone and the food was brilliant.

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18th Ipswich Easter Themed Group Camp – Fri 15th to Sun 17th March 2013

Our group has recently benefited from a grant award to help facilitate a group camp. The planned camp will be significantly subsidised and be available to all members of our Scout group. To my knowledge no other group is benefiting from such an award.

The proposition made by myself to the grant provider was to arrange a camp that would be a memorable experience for every child within the group.

Meeting place and time:

Cubs / Scouts Margret Catchpole, Cliff Lane, IP3 0PQ at 17:30 on Fri 15th March 2013

Beavers Scout Hut, Cliff Lane, IP3 0PQ at 9:00 on Sat 16th March 2013

Collection place and time:

Cubs / ScoutsMargret Catchpole, Cliff Lane, IP3 0PQ at 15:30 on Sun 17th March 2013

BeaversScout Hut, Cliff Lane, IP3 0PQ at 18:30 on Sat 16th March 2013

Our planned venue is ‘Thriftwood activity centre’ (Brentwood) on the Fri 15th to Sun17th March 2013.

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BINGO – 9th February 2013


This fund raising evening will take place on Saturday 9th February 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..

Please contact Denise via

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

This bingo night was a huge success….

The event raised £407.00

BOOK NOW to get a seat….