After 2 recent events had to be cancelled, the CMAT team are pleased to announce that the hill walking weekend in the Brecon Beacons based at the Dolygaer Scout Centre for the weekend 4th-6th Feb is now open for bookings. There is a limit of 30 people indoors (no camping available).

This trip is subject to assessment of the Covid 19 risk and the requirements of both English and Welsh authorities.  Any changes in the coming weeks may affect the viability of the trip so please check this website/Facebook frequently.

The booking form and relevant details are available from the CMAT Activity page (click on link).

You'll note that the Thetford Off-road Biking event has now been rescheduled for Sunday 10th April - form not yet available.

Unfortunately this course planned for 23rd Jan is now CANCELLED (updated 11-Jan-2022).

The course has been designed to provide adults in Scouting and experienced Explorer Scouts with the enhanced skills required to further their interest and ability in hill walking within the UK and to enable those attending to work towards being assessed for a relevant Scout Association Hill Walking Permit /Personal Permit for under 18’s. 

The CMAT team recommend viewing the Virtual Mountain Awareness Course available to download on the CMAT Activity page as it contains a huge amount of useful infomration about keeping safe on the hills and mountains.

Do you have great communication skills? Can you motivate teams and individuals? Are you a good listener and want to help Wolsey Scouts become even more successful? Or do you know someone who is?

Well, we are on the hunt for the next District Commissioner for Wolsey Scouts.

 I am asking you if either you might consider taking on this role yourself or if you could think about suggestions for suitable candidates for the role.

The District Commissioner (DC) is a key leadership role in the District to provide management, support, inspiration and coordination to ensure the District runs well, that adults are supported, that young people are safe and that Scouting thrives and grows.

National Small-bore Rifle Association Youth Proficiency Scheme - Air Rifle Tutor qualification - weekend courses

This qualification will enable adult leaders or section assistants with a 'Full' appointment on Compass to lead small-bore air rifle shooting. Shooting activities are not covered by the Scout Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme; this is one of the qualifications approved by the Scout Association to lead air rifle shooting.

The cost for the two-day course is £100 per person. This covers the NSRA tutor fees and venue costs. More details (including payments) can be found on the  in booking links on the Adult Training webpage.

To Fellow Scouters and Supporters of Suffolk Scouts

Dear all,

I am delighted to announce that we have a new County Commissioner to lead Suffolk from early 2022. His name is Howard Blackett.

You may now be thinking “I don’t recognise that name…....”

That would be because Howard saw our role advert on social media and enquired if we might appreciate an application from him, despite having no Scouting experience. He demonstrated during the selection process to be someone with huge leadership and management experience, through headships of independent secondary schools in UK and Zimbabwe. He is passionate about developing young people through happy and supportive communities – for which we can substitute sections, groups and districts.

Howard recently came to the end of his formal employment and was looking for a significant role in the voluntary sector, ideally engaged with young people. What better opportunity than Suffolk Scouts?  He has been actively associated for many years during his career with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the Outward Bound activities.

Following the Prime Ministers announcements yesterday (Thu 09-Dec-21) regarding changes in England, we can confirm that Scouts remains at YELLOW with no changes.

The measures that were introduced last week are sufficient to meet the new measures required of the youth sector. This position has been confirmed by HQ with the usual government agencies. 

Further information can be found at the link below. 

https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/getting-back-together-safely/back-together-safely-latest-updates/