St George’s Day Parade – 28th April 2019

St George’s Day Parade – 28th April 2019

Dear Parents

It is St George’s Day Parade on Sunday 28th April 2019.
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.

Details of time, meeting points etc will follow in the next week.

All members of the group, need to be in full uniform for this parade.

Please put on your calendar. I am hoping for full attendance from all sections.

Denise Bloomfield

Group Scout Leader

18th Ipswich – Future Activities

Future Activities in For the activity planners out there, here are some advance dates in 2019 that you will want to know about.

  1. St George Day Parade – 28th April 2019
  2. Bingo Fish & Chips – 18th May 2019
  3. Group AGM & BBQ – 9th June 2019
  4. Group Camp at Boxford Spinney – 19th July until 21st July 2019

#YouShape Month is BACK!

#YouShape month is back this February and a time to celebrate Youth Shaped Scouting in Suffolk. 

Youth Shaped Scouting isn’t a new concept, it’s been around since Baden-Powell’s time. It is a fundamental of what we do in Scouting!

Youth Shaped Scouting is: 
Young people (aged 6-25) shaping and influencing their Scouting adventure, working in partnership with adult leaders! 
This YouShape month we want to celebrate even more and even louder!
We would like to ask EVERY group to participate!

What you can do:

• Promote Youth Shaped Scouting with #YouShape & #YouthShaped.
• Support Young people in making decisions, and positive auctioning.
• Support Young leaders doing their Missions & Modules.
• Recruit and supporting 18-24 year olds to join executive committees.
• Hold regular forums at all sections.
• Involve your section in the programme planning processes.
• Support and celebrate your peer leader (Lodge leaders, Sixers, Seconders, APLs, and PLs etc).
• Use the resources found on the #youshape tab on the County website.
• Support younger adult leaders.
• Invite your Youth Commissioner/s to come and visit.
• Encourage youth led activities (young people running the programme/game/ activity).
• Welcome constructive feedback. 
• Aiming for the Top Awards! 
• Carry on being awesome!

If you do any of the above then we would love to hear and celebrate! Take a Photo of the adventure and share the adventure on the Youth Shaped Scouting Facebook Page or via email to the County Youth Commissioner – Ollie Smith.

To send your stories or photos in, or to invite a member of the team to come to celebrate with you email: or any questions/ want to find out more get in touch!

Please check out some online resources at: 

To buy a #YouShape badge:

#SuffolkYSS #YouthShaped #YouShape #SkillsForLife

Bingo Fish & Chips

This fund raising evening will take place on Saturday 2nd March 2019 @ 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

Happy New Year – 2019

On this morning of a New Year, I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and everyone of you, Happy New Year. I do hope that 2019 will be a good year for us all.

Group Scout Leader

Suffolk Training Academy March 2019

If you need to complete your wood badge, book onto the Training Academy. It will run at Hallowtree on Saturday 16th March and Sunday 17th March. To book on, go to

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


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.

Please could you also pass the message onto other parents..

Festive Food & Bingo

We are planning to have a Bingo evening between Christmas and New
year Saturday 29th December 2018 @ 6.30pm at 18th Ipswich Headquarters.
There is always a bit of, what shall we do after Christmas, and what shall we do with all the food we have left over from Christmas. Here is your answer, bring a plate of food, pay £1 per person and come and have fun at bingo. We will make up a buffet with the food goodies you bring along. From your £1 we will provide sandwiches and free drinks as usual.
Please bring your own alcoholic drinks, should you wish to do so.

BOOK NOW to get a seat…. click here


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