Welcome to Scouts
We meet on Monday evenings from 19.00hrs to 21.00hrs in term time. We are a mixed group of boys and girls aged between 10-14 years. We sometimes run later, when going out (e.g., Rollerskating, Windsurfing, Ten Pin Bowling, Swimming, Abseiling or Visits etc). We do not meet on Bank, Term Breaks, Christmas and August Holidays. After our Summer Camp in July/August, Scouts will not meet again until September.
We follow the Scouting programme and do various activities throughout the year e.g. kayaking, rafting, pioneering, knots, cooking on wood fires, climbing, abseiling, gliding, archery, air rifle shooting, windsurfing and visits. Many Scouts gain badges during their four years in the troop. Some of the Activity and Challenge badges undertaken are: Hobbies, Canoeist, Hiking, Entertainer, Master of Arms (using our 1.77 air rifles), Swimmers Staged badges, Nights Away, Survival Skills, Fishing, Athletics, Cyclists, First Aid are just a few. Challenge Badges: Expedition, Adventure, Creative, Outdoors, Community and Fitness.
We camp from March to end of October, e.g. Lightweight Camping, Patrol Troop Camp, District Activity Camp, DC Challlenge, Wet Weekend, District Jamboree, County Camp, Summer Camp (week in July/August).
This can be brought from Scout Shops at http://ww.scouts.org.uk;
The School Wear Shop, 5 Goal Lane, Sudbury (01787) 881500;
Scout & Guide Store, C1 Seedbed Centre, Severalls Industrial Estate, Wyncolls Road, Colchester CO4 9HT
Tel: (01206) 842650.
- Long Sleeved Smart Shirt, colour teal green
- Blue Activity Trousers
- Leather Belt showing Scout logo.
- Optional: Polo Shirt price £12.00 (ideal for hot summer nights);
- Optional: Blue Activity Shorts price £15.00.
New Scouts will be invested in four-six weeks providing, they have Full Scout Uniform and have learnt their Scout Promise & Law and History of Scouting (Scout Membership Badge).
Badges, Scarf and Woggle are presented on investiture night. Investiture will take place at the end of the meeting at 20.45 hrs. Parents and family are also invited to attend.
These are £38.00 they are paid three times a year – January, May and September (total £114.00). (As from September 2019 Subscriptions will be: £40.00). Subscription money pays for all outside activities, e.g. Swimming, Windsurfing, Abseiling, Tenpin Bowling, Rollerskating and any District/County camps and activities. The rest of the money goes on maintenance of SHQ building/grounds, membership fee and insurance to Gilwell Park Headquarters (£42.00 per Scout), badges, books, patrol activities on troop night and Leaders travelling expenses.
Access to the Scout Headquarters (SHQ)
Access to the SHQ by car is from the Sudbury Road entrance (B1508) just passed the cottages (Croft End). You must only access this entrance and exit via The Croft ensuring a One-way System is operational. This helps minimize traffic congestion. Speed limit down The Croft is 10mph. At no time should you EXIT via the Sudbury Road, as it is on a dangerous corner.
Joining the Scout troop
Please contact us for joining queries, from time to time we have a joining list, please also contact us if you would like to add your child’s name on the joining list when he/she is approaching their tenth birthday. The age range is from ten to fourteen years old.
Please email Tony Waring (GSL) email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Mobile: 07976 305852 for more information.
Positon of Scout Badges & Awards on Uniform
Open to ALL Beavers, Cubs and Scouts
Arrive on Friday evening and set up tents and game
Camping, Activities & Camp Fire (Saturday)
Activities to be announced next year
Open Air Church Service (Sunday)
Finish at mid-day on Sunday
District event with up to 60 Scouts attending from groups around the district. Hiking from Leavenheath village hall car park to Lamarsh Woods.
Setting up Basher Shelters, fires and backwoods cooking and wide games in the woods.
Scouts/Explorers to help with Car Parking Duties on the adjoining field next to the Recreation Ground, Nayland Road, Bures.
Times to be announced nearer the time.
A rota will be set-up
A week of Camping, Games, Challenges, Trips, Fun and Adventure
Serving Burgers, Hot Dogs, Teas, Coffees and soft drinks to the paddlers by the Cricket Pavilion next to the River Stour on the Recreation Ground.
Supporting the River Stour Trust
All money raised to 1st Bures Scout Group
Jumble in the Community Centre - there was loads A great result at the Jumble Sale on Saturday 23rd March 2019 - raising over £850 for equipment at the Scout Headquarters! Thank you so much everyone for your help - we had an army of members, parents and volunteers...read more
Scouts and Cubs enjoyed attending the Championship game at Portman Road featuring Ipswich Town v Stoke City on Saturday 16th February. Seated in the Co-Op Stand. And we got to see a goal just before the end of the game!read more
Recycling Crisp Packetsread more
Our stall at the Bures Christmas Fayre on the Common. We raised £225 from raffle of hampers and teas served in the church by the committee. Thanks to everyone for supporting us and parents who gave items for their section hampers. All money raised was to SESAW our...read more
A Big thank you to all who turned up on Saturday help with various jobs around the Headquarters and Camp Site. Windows cleaned, leaf clearing, gate and posts painted, container & store swept out and cutting out Popular saplings. Leaders and Supporters Committeeread more
Cooking Sausages and Twists on the Altar Fires in our Scout Headquarters Grounds - November 2018read more
The Scout Association has launched a new brand identity and we have added the Scout logo on front side driver/passenger doors, rear and wording - Do more. Learn more. Be more and we are now the 1st Bures Scout Group with #SkillsForLife down the side panel.read more
A huge thank you to those of you who helped with the Sudbury to the Sea BBQ event (River Stour Trust) on Saturday 15th September. We were inundated with help from those who had been given a rota slot and many that turned up to offer their help today. Again, a...read more
Thank you Bures Music Festival for funding a new outdoor Patrol Dining Shelter for the 1st Bures Scout Group. At The Eight Bells Public House presentation evening on Thursday 13th September -, lots of charities benefitted from the monies raised from the Festival,...read more
Bures Scouts took on the job of cleaning the Millennium Bridge crossing the River Stour on Saturday 8th September. Parish Councils were grateful for a great job.read more
A message to all Scouters in the Sudbury District advising them that the beautiful bench in memory of Gemma Robertson (Cub Leader) of 1st Clare Scout Group who sadly passed away in March this year. Bures Scout Group kindly donated some money towards this bench and is...read more
Our newsletter with the new re-brand is available here. Enjoy the read!read more