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

Ipswich Gang Show 2017

Ipswich Scouts & Guides are presenting their annual entertainment extravaganza between 5th and 8th April at the Great Hall, Ivry Street, Ipswich.

Further details and booking forms are available from the Gang Show website (click on link). Tickets may also be purchased at Craftability in the town centre.

Bingo Fish & Chips – Saturday 1st April 2017

This fund raising evening will take place on Saturday 1st April 2017 @ 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….

Aerial Runway Refresher Day

During a Summer Camp last year there was an accident involving an aerial runway. With this in mind, the County are holding a refresher day on March 12th at Hallowtree.  We would like all Leaders who build aerial runways to come along and be reminded of all aspects aspects of runway construction including safety and suitability of equipment used. Please contact Leigh Foster to book a place.


All Parents Please could you make sure you have paid your subs please. Its £40 per child. All cheques to be made payable to 18th Ipswich Scout Group.

Please could you also pass the message onto other parents.
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