Members from the 18th Ipswich and 1st Clare Scout Troops took part in the yearly national beach clean on 21st September 2013 at Languard Point nature reserve. The Scouts spent the afternoon combing the beach and the surrounding areas and clearing up litter from this area of special scientific interest. They were guided by the local Landguard Ranger, Mr Chris Ryde and he commented on the way they did such a great job of the Beachwatch litter pick. “I was completely impressed by your Scout group and the way they got on with it,” he said. Lynn Allen, Countryside Officer for Suffolk SCDC, said “I am relieved to see that no balloon debris was found on your section of the beach – sadly you can almost guarantee this kind of litter on our beaches – but I always find it worrying when shotgun cartridges are retrieved. We are really grateful to you, and Chris Ryde has been singing your praises about the amazing effort made by you all. It’s incredible that you found so much litter in the area. Please pass on our sincere thanks to the Scouts and Leaders involved.” We were once again working in our local community to help to keep the environment in a good state and help toprotect plants and wild life from harm.

Michael Hansen, Scout Leader

18th Ipswich Scout Troop (Holywells)

Orwell District Fireworks Night

Orwell District Scouts Fireworks Night Saturday 26th October 2013

at Hallowtree Campsite Gates Open at 5.30 pm

Tickets – £4.00 Before the event and £5.00 on the night. (Children 3 & under FREE)

For tickets please email –

18th Ipswich Group Trip to Duxford

18th Ipswich Group Trip to Imperial War Musuem Duxfordp-Duxford

20th October 2013

The 18th Ipswich are organising a group trip to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford on Sunday the 20th October 2013. This trip is being organised to link in with all the section programmes in the Autumn.

We will be leaving from outside the Margaret Catchpole public house by coach at 8.15am on the 20th October 2013 and we estimate being back by 5.30pm.

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A Family Quiz Night – 12th October 2013



I am sorry to have to advise you that due to the low number of family for this event the ‘FAMILY QUIZ NIGHT’ 12th October 2013 has been cancelled.

A friend of our Group chairman has a quiz ready for all the family,questions for Children and Adults

The date is Saturday 12th October @ 6-30pm at Group HQ

Entrance fee to the quiz  will be £5 a family and will include food!

If you would like to come please come back to me Friday.

Marquee Hire – 2013

Hello Everyone 

I would like to sincerely thank everyone who has helped with the marquee this summer.

 For every ones commitment and hard work the group has raised £1200 from your efforts.

So, Thank you , Thank you, Thank you !!


Best Wishes