St George’s Day Parade – 22nd April 2018

St George’s Day Parade – 22nd April 2018

Dear Parents

It is St George’s Day Parade on Sunday 22nd April 2018. 
This is the most important date in the Scouting calendar, a time when all sections and all groups parade together as Orwell District Scouts.

I would hope, that all sections will be well represented, and in full and correct uniform please. This is the only event that, as GSL that I would expect your child to attend. Every child of each section reaffirms their scout promise.
All sections of the Group will meet @ Garrison lane Car Park @1.50pm and we will walk to the first flood gate beyond the Leisure Centre, where we will form up in our groups to parade to the Spa Pavilion.

The service starts at approximately 3pm, you are very welcome as parents to watch the parade, if there is space in the Spa once all members are in and seated, parents are then able to take the available seats
Please be at Garrison Lane Car Park to collect your child no later than 4pm
Denise Bloomfield
Group Scout Leader


Bingo – Fish & Chips

This fund raising evening will take place on Saturday 21st April 2018 @ 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…. click here


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Scout Groups, Districts, Counties, Areas, Regions, Countries and The Scout Association Headquarters collect and process lots of personal data on the young people, adult volunteers and staff. This could be anything from names, addresses, telephone numbers right through to more sensitive data such as religion, ethnicity and disabilities. As a result, it’s important that all Scout Groups, Districts, Counties, Areas, Regions and Countries are aware of the new legislation and comply with it.

For details click here

Young Leader Training Dates 2018

Young Leader Training Dates 2018

Tuesday 30th Module A @ Scout Hall 5th Ipswich Scout HQ Dumbarton Road Ipswich, Suffolk. IP4 3JP 7pm start

Sunday 25th Feb Module C D H @ 4th Ipswich HQ Hogarth Road, Ipswich IP3 0EY C 9am to 11am D 11am to 1pm H 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Sunday 25th March Module E @ 7th Felixstowe Scout HQ Cemetery Path, off Mill Lane, Felixstowe IP11 2NL 4pm to 6pm.

Sunday 8th April Module A & K @ Scout hall 5th Ipswich Scout HQ Dumbarton road Ipswich IP4 3JP 9 am to 3.30pm Module K all Day Module a 9.30 to 11am

Sunday 20th May Modules A B G @ 4th Ipswich HQ Hogarth Road, Ipswich Module A 9am to 11am. Module B 11am to 1pm. Module G 1.30pm to 3.30.

What to bring: Please bring your YL booklet. Drinks will provided, Pen & paper if you would like to take notes.

If you would like to attend or have any questions, please contact Stuart Parker

Suffolk Training Academy March 2018

If you need to complete your wood badge, book onto the Training Academy. It will run at Hallowtree on Saturday 17th March and Sunday 18th March. To book on, go to

Talk to your Training Adviser or Local Training Manager for more info.

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