Scouts – Christmas Post 2012

Ipswich Scout Christmas

Post Boxes Now CLOSED!

now in Sorting and Delivery Phase for 2012

If you encouter any issues with the Christmas Post scheme please email

Its back for the 26th year! Scout Groups from Ipswich, Claydon, Kesgrave and Martlesham will be delivering Christmas cards in and around Ipswich.

For just 20p per card (any size), the various groups will deliver your cards by December 20th. Collection dates this year are between Sunday 25th November and Thursday 11th December.

Post the money & cards into the special boxes.

18TH Ipswich Scout location of post boxes

Felixstowe Road Laundrette

George Debman Butchers – Cliff Lane

Woolverstone Day Unit at the Ipswich hospital

Pathology Dept. at the Ipswich Hospital

South Wards Reception desk Ipswich Hospital

Ipswich Building Society in Tower Ramparts

Ipswich Building Society Ravenwood

Tesco Express St Matthews

Tesco Express Duke Street

Tesco Express Nacton Road

Hamilton Smith Great Coleman Street

John Lewis and Waitrose Futura Park

Sainsbury Warren Heath

To find out where all of the collection boxes are, where we deliver and yet more details, please go to the Ipswich Christmas Post website

Please download our ‘Parents Guide to the Christmas Post‘ for more information

Thanks in advance for your support for this valuable fund-raising activity.

If you have any questions in the Scout Christmas Post please contact our post coordinators via

NEWS UPDATE: News Article: EADT 29-Nov-2012

Crown Pool – Monday 10th December 2012

Dear Parent / Guardian,

We are planning to take the cubs to Crown Pools on Monday 10th December 2012. This is due to the Christmas Post being sorted in the Scout Hut on the Monday night.

The cost of this evening will be £2.60 per cub. We will meet in the Foyer at 6:30pm and be ready to go in at 6:45pm. All cubs must be in full uniform. We will need some parental help for this session please. Each cub will need a £1 coin for a locker.

Please return the slip below, and indicate if your child will or will not be coming to Crown Pools.

There will be no meeting at the H.Q. that evening.

Please be at Crown Pools to collect your son / daughter at 8:45pm.

Scout – Christmas Post 2012

Dear Parents and Supporters of the group.

This is sincere plea for help from you all for this year’s Scout Christmas Post.

The dates have been up on the notice board in the foyer, for parents to put their names up, to volunteer to help sort the post from Tuesday 4th December (after Beavers) and every week day evening through till 13th December. The HQ will be open for sorting every evening from 6.30pm.

I understand from Leaders that not all sections have met at the hut, since these lists have been available.

We cannot manage this huge to commitment without everyone’s help. We desperately need help with sorting and delivering.

Therefore I would ask you to contact DENISE or JOHN on this Email address to volunteer your time and support the group please.

The Group does expect all parents to help and take part with this major fund raising effort, last year we raised over £1300 for the 18th Group Funds.

Please, don’t wait for a phone call from John or myself to get you to help, Volunteer First !!!

The more people that come to help the quicker we can get it sorted.

There are 8 other groups involved in the Ipswich Scout Post and we can’t let those groups down and not do our bit.

Many Thanks

Denise and John

18th Ipswich Scout Post Organisers

Bingo and Fish & Chips – 17th November 2012

This fund raising evening will take place on Saturday 17th November 2012 @ 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..

Please contact Sam / Denise via

Adult Child

Cod & Chips £4.70 £4.20

Sausage & Chips £2.20 £1.70

Plaice & Chips £4.70 £4.20

Chips £1.40 £1.00

No Food £0.50 Free

BOOK NOW to get a seat….

This bingo night was a huge success….

The event raised £

Awards 2012

To all Leaders & Supporters,


I am very pleased to be able to report that nine Leaders from Orwell District have been recognised by the Chief Scout for their service to scouting in Orwell District. We send heartiest congratulations to all those listed below on their Awards.

Award for Merit : is for outstanding service

Andy Piotrowski, Martin Agar, Stuart Wright, David Gingell and Carol Scurrell.

Chief Scout Commendation : is for Good Service

Pam Popay, Tina Macdonald, Daniel Josselyn and Shelly Andrews .

Congratulation to all the above leaders from all those in Orwell District and from myself as District Commissioner.

Michael Hansen