Scout – Ipswich & Felixstowe


The Scouts are once again offering their special Christmas postal service for 2018 in the Ipswich and Felixstowe areas.

The special collecting boxes will open from Sunday 25th November until Wednesday 12th December

Cost will be only 25p per card (Any Size) – Please put your cards and money together in the special Scout Xmas Post boxes.

Please write the full address with postcode and any instructions on the envelope clearly.  For more details about where to post and where we deliver, please see below and also at The Ipswich Scout Post website

The groups involved will then begin to deliver the cards the day after the boxes close and will all be completed by Christmas Eve

The Ipswich & Felixstowe Scout Xmas Post Scheme

This service has been provided for 32 years and is now run by eleven scout groups for whom it is a major annual fundraising event, requiring hours of work by the leaders and parents of the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers within each group. Plus, of course, a band of dedicated helpers. 

Scout Groups from Ipswich, Claydon, Kesgrave, Martlesham, Westerfield, Grundisburgh and Felixstowe will be delivering cards in and around

Ipswich (Postcodes IP1 – IP5), Kesgrave, Rushmere, Martlesham Heath, Grundisburgh, Gt & Lt Bealings, Playford, Pinewood, Claydon, Bramford, Gt Blakenham, Barham, Henley, Westerfield, Witnesham, Tuddenham.

Felixstowe has also now officially joined with the Ipswich scheme to provide a link between the towns and covers Felixstowe itself, the Trimley’s, Walton, Kirton and Falkenham.

To find out where you can post your cards please use our “Collection point checker” and to check that we deliver to a particular road please use our “Road Delivery Checker“.


We CANNOT deliver to any other locations.


With the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), HQ have developed a new e-learning module that is compulsory for all adults to complete. The deadline for existing adults to complete this training is 31/12/2018.

If you are a new leader / executive, this is now part of your Getting Started training which must be completed within 5 months of your appointment.

Once the e-learning has been completed, please show the certificate to your Training Adviser or send a copy to your Local Training Manager so your Compass profile can be updated accordingly.

The e-learning can be found by clicking this link.

Orwell District Scouts Fireworks Night Saturday 27th October 2018

Orwell District Scouts Fireworks Night Saturday 27th October 2018

at Hallowtree Campsite Gates Open at 5.30 pm

Tickets – £4.00 Before the event and £5.00 on the night. (Children 4 & under FREE)

For tickets please email –

Bingo Fish & Chips

This fund raising evening will take place on Saturday 17th November 2018 @ 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


18th Ipswich – Campfire Carol Service

Dear Parent / Guardian,

We are planning to take the Beavers / Cubs / Scouts to Hallowtree on Thursday 6th December 2018.

There will be no meetings at the H.Q. on Monday 3rd, Tuesday 4th or Friday 7th December, this is due to the Christmas Post being sorted in the Scout Hut.

We will meet at the Hallowtree in the Main Car Park at 18:25.

Your son/daughter will need to bring a waterproof in case of bad weather. Beavers / Cubs / Scouts need to be in full uniform.

Please be at Hallowtree, Main Car to collect your son / daughter at 20:00.

Many Thanks
18th Ipswich Scout Group

Orwell Young Leader Training

‘The Young Leader training scheme is open to all those wishing to take part. As such, the agreement applies to youth members who are or are due to become Explorer Scouts as defined in POR, and also includes young people from external organisations and schemes such as Girlguiding UK and the DofE programme.  Any of the training modules can be completed, but Module A, ‘Prepare for take-off!’ is mandatory and must be completed by all Young Leaders within three months of taking on the role.’

Thursday 4th October 2018

Module A  18.30 to 21.00 at 13th HQ Ipswich.      

13th Headquarters:  The Drift, Rushmere Road, Ipswich IP4 4JX

What to bring:  Pen & paper if you would like to take notes.

If you would like to attend or have any questions, please contact Paddy.

Hope see you there regards,

Orwell YL training    


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.

Manchester bee badge needs to be removed from uniform across all sections please. 

Please could you also pass the message onto other parents.


Orwell District Beavers

Your child is invited to our :-


On Saturday 22nd September 2018 At Hallowtree Scout Campsite Nacton From 10am-7pm

Cost £12 per child

Beavers will enjoy lots of fun activities bases with other Beavers in the District including Archery, Go karts, campfire cooking and loads more! All Beavers will be provided with a grab and go style picnic lunch and when our activity bases finish we will play team games and join together for a sausage sizzle with hot dogs, drinks and campfire sing song.

Please return this form and £12 per child in cash to your leader by fri 14/9/18. Also if your child has any dietary needs please let you Leader know ASAP.


Karen Butcher (ADC Beavers)

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