The Great Camp At Home Challenge

Friday 1st until Sunday 3rd May 2020

Dear Parents,

Ongoing Challenge – Camping

During this time at home we are keen to make sure Scouting continues. There are many challenges for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts to take part in, one of the challenges is to camp at home. So, you are invited to take part in…

Camp activities to take part in:

• Build a den at home / pitch a tent in the garden/ hang up a hammock

• Sleep in your shelter of choice

• Build a ‘campfire’ (real, virtual, or using craft materials)

• Take part in cooking a meal or snack

• Go for a hike (family walk around your area)
• Create a climbing wall or a zip wire for your teddy bear

• Take part in a game outdoors –cards, board game, bowls, etc

Your camp can be included as part of your Nights Away so please take pictures of your adventures and send to

Whatever you do please check with an adult first, stay safe and have fun!

St George Day – 23rd April 2020

Have a great St. Georges Day from 18th Ipswich Scout Group.

18th Ipswich – St George’s Day Update

Good afternoon Everyone,

I hope this post finds you all well and safe. With previous posts that have gone out to you all, you will be aware that tomorrow is St George’s Day. (Patron Saint of Scouting) It would be nice to see all members of our group, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Leaders, in uniform tomorrow evening, for the 8pm Thank you to our NHS and all key workers.

My suggestion is that everyone makes their Scout sign at 7.55pm, think of your Scout promise & group, whilst a family member takes a photo. Please upload to the groups Facebook page or Email to me. By doing this, we have marked St George’s Day in some way. We will be unable to renew our promises this year, as we normally would. We would like as many photos as possible, so that we can make a group display of the photos on our return to our headquarters, when we can safely return to scouting.

Please send any photos or upload any evidence of badge work that has been achieved whilst in lock down. It is there for your child to take part in, should they wish to do so.

We are exploring other avenues to keep you all in touch with the 18th’s scouting family. In fact, we as a leadership team will discussing this at our virtual meeting this evening.

REMEMBER. Thursday 23rd April, 7.55pm, full uniform, Scout sign, Scout Promise, Photo. Then outside to Clap. Keep staying safe everyone. #


Group Scout Leader

Suffolk Scouts: COVID-19 News Bulletin #4 – 17th April 2020

Dear Suffolk Scouters,

Thank you for your continued support. Can I ask that you check in with volunteers who may be more vulnerable at this time and find out if they require assistance. A Scout is friendly and considerate.


Badge At Home Feature – OSM’s Parent Portal

I hope all of you are staying safe and healthy. Here is a link to help you, how to use the new ‘Badges At Home Feature‘ in OSM’s Parent Portal.

If you have any questions, please do ask.

Scouting from Home #AdventureContinues Challenge 2 – Challenge Yourself

2nd Challenge from our Suffolk Scout Team..

Don’t forget to take a picture of your adventures and post on Social Media or email us your photos! 


St George’s Day 2020

St George’s Day – Thursday 23rd April 2020

I hope you are all joining in with the ‘clap for carers’ each Thursday evening. On St George’s day, 23rd April, please will everyone put on their uniform, all beavers, cubs, scouts explorers and leaders, and show our thanks to all those key workers.

COVID-19 News Bulletin #3 – 8th April 2020

Disclosure Checks

If you are not already aware, Headquarters have taken the decision to suspend disclosure applications during the current situation. This is to reduce any additional workload for the Disclosure and Barring Service as they concentrate on processing key workers. If volunteers have a disclosure that expires during this time, they do not need to be suspended (even though the e-mails will still be received) and can continue with digital scouting in their existing roles. New adults should NOT be added during this time.

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