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At the time of writing this I am listening to the Referendum reports and the uncertainty of our future outside the EU.  Scouting in all its guises offers stability for our youngsters and it has never been more important than in this day and age.  Fun and Adventure for all!!

Some of you will have experienced the wettest camps for a long time.  When visiting Stowmarket Cub Camp, the rain was so heavy it took me 10 minutes before I could get out of the car!  I must say it did not deter or dampen (sorry for the pun) the enthusiasm of the Cubs or the Leaders.  Well done to Anita Scruby and her team for keeping the party going!  Deben and Lowestoft camps fared better with the weather.  I really enjoyed the visit to Henham Hall where Deben Cubs had gathered for their 100-year camp and it is always a joy to visit Herringfleet. 

The Suffolk Show was the coldest I can remember.  On the second day I had to buy a woolly hat!  Wolsey District had worked hard under the leadership of Clair Bickers, GSL 1st Bramford, and with our new gazebos emblazoned with the Suffolk Scouts logos we were high profile.  Thank you to all you hardy souls who helped. 

I went from freezing cold to 27 degrees overnight as John and I were whisked away with the family to Berlin as a special Anniversary surprise!  A visit to RAF Gatow was on the itinerary.  Although it is now a German Air Force training unit, our son had arranged through contacts for us to have access.  It was a trip down memory lane.  There were changes but the campsite we used over thirty years ago hadn’t.  Mental pictures came flooding back of all the fabulous Cub camps. What memories we make for young and old with this wonderful game we play called Scouting.

I am so pleased to report three new appointments: Peter Wood has taken on the role of ACC Explorer Scouts; Barbara Cutting is the new DC for Stowmarket and, after my searching for four years, Steve Leach will take on the role of DC for Wolsey.

You will see the invitation to the County AGM in September on the website and in this news.  This will be my last as I am handing over the baton to a new County Commissioner after Christmas.  Up until then it will be business as usual.

Don’t forget MOOT is only 14 months away so book your place.  It is going to be a fantastic weekend.

I do hope Summer is going to start soon and that all your camps are dry!