Dear Suffolk Scouters,

Since the last newsletter, the number of sections that have returned to face-to-face scouting have increased. We are starting to see an increase in enquiries from young people and their parents. With the summer fast approaching Scouting is looking really positive again.

Our Programme Team are working hard to support leaders with innovative ideas such as the Programme Hub, to enable leaders to share great programme ideas. If you have a great game or programme idea that other groups could use, why not upload your idea to the hub and share it with groups throughout the Eastern Region.

World Scout Jamboree 2023


The World Scout Jamboree will be held from 1 to 12 August in 2023 in Saemangeum, Jeollabuk-do Province – South Korea.

The World Scout Jamboree is a Scouting Jamboree of the World Organization of the Scout Movement,  It is typically attended by more than 50,000 Scouts from around the world, aged 14 to 17, with the aim of cultural exchange and building friendships.

Find Out More

Visit the organisers website where you will find information on the ‘Draw your Dream’ theme, the programme, and the site, or go to the UK Contingent website.

Register Your Interest Now

There will be more information available from June 2021 on how to apply for roles as part of the Suffolk Unit (Unit Leadership and Young People) but if you are interested, please register your interest using the form here:   We will be in touch as soon as more information is available.

If you have any questions we’d love to hear from you.  Please contact ACC International, Karen Pettitt or Mark Pearson, County Commissioner

Mandatory Training Success

Well done Suffolk! We have achieved 98% compliance for Safety and Safeguarding training. This is a great achievement and puts us in the lead for the East of England. If your safety or safeguarding training is due for renewal you can now complete this online from home. Online First Responder training is available now as Module 10A, and you will soon be able to complete this training with the face-to-face Module 10B.

Squirrels Adviser Opportunity

Help Scouting in Suffolk prepare for the start of Squirrel Scouting in Suffolk. This will be the new section for 4 and 5 year olds. The role is not to advocate for Squirrel Scouting, but to support Districts to consider if the time is right to start this provision. If you have an interest in this role, please contact:

Community Action Suffolk – Community Restart

As the COVID-19 recovery roadmap progresses the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector can start to open their doors and deliver more services indoors.  Community Action Suffolk has been commissioned by the The Collaborative Communities Board to support VCSE groups and organisations to get ready to reopen in line with government guidelines. 

They are offering a number of free services that are shown in the link – CAS Community Restart – and includes a small grant.

Best wishes

Mark Pearson

County Commissioner – Suffolk