We are offering the opportunity to do your Expeditions this year for the DofE Awards Bronze and Silver at County level. This enables the us to provide more opportunity, and for you to be assured of an opportunity to participate in a qualifying expedition this year. You need to attend all 3 weekends.

  1. Training Weekend: 30th April/1st May 2022 – Needham Market Scout Hut

Needham Market Scouts. Crown St, Needham Market, Scouts IP6 8RY - £20

This is a full-on weekend, including overnight camp, to get you trained to a level to go for an expedition. Please bring a lunch for Saturday, and a tent* if you can, along with sleeping gear, plate/bowl/cutlery and a water bottle. Clothing and Footwear appropriate for a range of activities from First Aid to Hiking. We will also be sorting out your teams for the expeditions.

This event is for Network and Leaders, Assistant Leaders and Section/Unit Assistants; Explorer Scouts may be invited to attend upon demonstrating expertise on other CMAT events.

It is taking place on Sat March 26th to Sun March 27th 2022 (arriving Fri night 25th) at Canolfan Awyr Agored Rhyd Ddu Outdoor Centre, Caernarfon LL54 6TL

We will offer hillwalking and training or assessment for a hillwalking permit. The weather is often severe at this time of year and attendees should come suitably prepared. An optional overnight wild camp will be offered to those with appropriate experience and equipment. Note this is an essential aspect of the Terrain 2 permit assessment but is not required for Terrain 1 or personal permit assessment.

For the booking form and more information, go to the CMAT Activities webpage - (click link)

The County Executive Committee has declared a vacancy for an Elected Member (Young Person)

This vacancy is designated as a young member role and is subsequently open only to any member of Suffolk Scouts aged 18 years old and over but who had not reached 25 years old at 1st September 2021.

The tenure of this elected post is for an initial period of up to three years or until the AGM following the member’s 28th birthday whichever comes first.

To nominate a candidate for this vacancy or to apply yourself, please complete the Nomination Form (see below) and forward it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for the attention of the County Secretary before the closing deadline as below. Other information pertinent to the role is also available below.

NOTE: No nomination will be considered if it is not endorsed by a Proposer and Seconder both of whom must be Suffolk County Scout Council members.

For details of County Scout Council members, please see the link below or contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or a member of your district team.

The members of the County Executive are sure you all know some very talented young people who might like to be given the opportunity of contributing to the governance of the county. Now is the time to bring these young people forward to further broaden the membership of the County Executive and to continue its commitment to youth representation.

The closing date for the receipt of completed nomination forms is midnight on Thursday 10th March 2022 after which no nominations will be accepted.

The elected people will be announced in due course.

The Water Activities team have updated their page with requests for information about river licences for various craft (kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, dinghies etc) and also if you would like to take a dinghy leadership permit (respond by 3rd March).

Can you also check the rest of the section that includes paddlesports leadership and canoe/kayak coaches too (respond by 7th Feb please),

All information at the Water Activities webpage

After 29 editions of the last newsletter we have decided to move to a new format which we hope will be easier and more engaging to read.  In this Issue which you can view in the download link below, you'll find articles on 

  • Beaver Log
  • Cub’s  Capers
  • Health and Safety Update
  • First Aid Training Update
  • Adventurous Activities (including a voucher)
  • Safer Internet Day
  • New Appointment
  • Trustees Corner

and lots of pictures - all in a pdf file.

If you have any comments, good or bad, then please let This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know so we can make things work for you!

Thank you!

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.