18th Ipswich – Future Activities

Future Activities in For the activity planners out there, here are some advance dates in 2017 that you will want to know about.

  1.  19th May until 1st May 2017 – Boxford Spinney Cub Camp
  2. 4th June 2017 – Group AGM / BBQ
  3. 7th July until 9th July 2017 – 18th Ipswich Group Camp

Group AGM & Family BBQ



Sunday 4th June 2017

12 until 4pm at Margaret Catchpole PH, Cliff Lane, Ipswich

We would like to see as many parents there as possible

Bingo – Fish & Chips

This fund raising evening will take place on Saturday 17th June 017 @ 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..

BOOK NOW to get a seat….


May Day – Extravaganza!


St George’s Day


St George’s Day Parade

on Sunday 23rd April 2017 at Felixstowe

St George’s Day is an important date in scouting. St George is the Parton Saint of Scouts. Orwell District Scouts Parade in Felixstowe every year as part of the St George’s Day celebrations.

County Commissioner Announcement

Dear all,

I am delighted to let you know that following an extensive and robust search process I have appointed Jane Dickinson to the role of County Commissioner for Suffolk. Jane will almost certainly be known to you in he current role as Deputy County Commissioner for Programme or in one of her previous roles including DCC in Bury St Edmunds and as the Unit Leader for the Suffolk Unit to the last World Scout Jamboree.

Jane is taking of the reins from Jenny Mullan who has given tremendous and dedicated service in the role for well over seven years. I am very grateful to Jen for all she’s done and for agreeing to stay on just that little bit longer whilst we concluded the search process. Jenny and Jane are actively working together to plan handovers.

Jane will officially take up the role on Tuesday 18th April, so until then please refer anything that needs the attention of the CC to Jenny.

Thank you all for your contribution to the search process – especially those on the panel – and I know that you join me in wishing Jane all the very best as she takes on this exciting challenge to lead Suffolk Scouts.

Best Wishes

Matt Mills

Regional Commissioner for the East of England

The Scout Association