We have recently learned of the passing of Janet Fowler, on Monday 24th May.

Janet was the 14th Ipswich’s Life President; Janet’s Scouting endeavours with the  14th Ipswich were as Assistant Cub Leader for 23 years followed by another 13 years as Cub Scout Leader during which Janet also held the role of ADC Cubs Ipswich East, and then DC for Ipswich East for a further ten years.

The funeral service will be at St Augustine’s Church, Bucklesham Road / Felixstowe Rd, Ipswich on Wednesday 16th June at 12.30pm. The church is able to hold 50 worshippers including family members.

A guard of honour, with flags for Janet will be provided - meeting at St Augustine’s Church hall by 12.10pm  moving over to the Church at 12.15pm. A 'JustGiving' page being organised for Janet for donations, which will go into the Barry Fowler trust fund. 

The Training Team are now using their own 'BookWhen' website for the courses they are putting on.

The general link for these is here: Suffolk Scouts Training Courses. Full details are given there.

Some specific courses currently showing are as follows - availability varies.

  • Foundation Safety and Rescue Training- 3rd July, Lackford Lake, near Bury St Edmunds
  • Canoe / Kayak/ SUP permit assessment sessions for B1 waters.  Zoom call on 28th June then half-day on 18th July, Lackford Lake, near Bury St Edmunds
  • Archery training and assessment weekend, 24th & 25th July (non-residential), Mildenhall Scout HQ

We are currently looking for advisers for a range of adventurous activities:

  • Archery,
  • Air rifles,
  • Tomahawk throwing,
  • Canoeing, kayaking, bell boating,
  • Stand-up paddle boarding,
  • Sailing and power boating.

Are you a current and active practitioner in providing the activity for young people?  Could you act as the 'go-to expert' for questions about running the activity within Scouting?

Volunteering at scouts isn't just about changing young people's lives.  It's about doing something that's #GoodForYou too! 

Good for your own health and happiness, good for developing skills and good for making friends. Find your local volunteering opportunity at scouts.org.uk/volunteer

You'll also find our own opportunities on our page at Volunteer Vacancies

Dear Suffolk Scouters,

Since the last newsletter, the number of sections that have returned to face-to-face scouting have increased. We are starting to see an increase in enquiries from young people and their parents. With the summer fast approaching Scouting is looking really positive again.

Our Programme Team are working hard to support leaders with innovative ideas such as the Programme Hub, to enable leaders to share great programme ideas. If you have a great game or programme idea that other groups could use, why not upload your idea to the hub and share it with groups throughout the Eastern Region.

Firstly, I would like to thank you for all that you are doing for our units and young people across Suffolk Scouts.

Secondly, I have some exciting news to announce that: Suffolk Scouts are teaming up with NCS (National Citizen service) through Inspire Suffolk!

NCS are a separate organization that, similar to Scouts, help provide young people, in this case 16-17 year old’s, with key skills to help them succeed in life (sounds familiar right?).