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.

Activites

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.

Camping

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).

Uniform

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.

Investiture

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.

Subscriptions

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: 1stburesscoutgroup@gmail.com or Mobile: 07976 305852 for more information.

Positon of Scout Badges & Awards on Uniform

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Apply to join Scouts

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Mar
14
Sat
Jumble Sale @ The Community Centre, Bures
Mar 14 all-day

Collecting Jumble, Bric-a-Brac, Books & Clothes Late February. See leaflet drop around village during half term for pick-up information.

Apr
26
Sun
St George’s Day Parade & Service @ Long Melford
Apr 26 all-day

We expect ALL Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers to attend the St George’s Day Parade and Service. Assemble at the Village Hall Car Park at 2pm Sharp in FULL Uniform.

Parade starts at 2.30pm to Church, Service and Parade back to the Village Hall Car Park. Finishes at 4.45pm. All Leaders

Jun
11
Thu
Scout Group – AGM & BBQ @ Scout Headquarters
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm

Group AGM for all Sections, BBQ and Awards Evening presented by Section Leaders

All parents/volunteers are invited to attend.

All members of Explorers, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers to attend

The meeting will take place outside on the lawn.

Jul
25
Sat
Summer Camp 2020 @ Buddens
Jul 25 – Aug 1 all-day

All week of Fun and Adventure in Dorset!

Paul Snelling

Paul Snelling

Scout Leader

BMF Awards evening – November 2019

Explorers receiving money from Committee Member (BMF) Ian Elder On Thursday 21st November 2019 in The Eight Bells Public House was the BMF (Bures Music Festival) presentation of grants to various charities. Bures Scout Group was presented with a cheque for £877 for...

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Work Afternoon at SHQ/Camp Site

Many thanks for your efforts at the Work Afternoon on Saturday 16th November 2019 - down at The Scout Headquarters and Camp Site area. Many jobs were completed: Mini bus cleaned inside and out, storage shed hoovered, camp fire pit, leaves and brambles cleared. Well...

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Ian invested into Scout Troop

Ian Woodman (ASL) was officially Invested into the Scout Group by Group Scout Leader - Tony Waring at Remembrance Day Parade. Investiture took place outside Bures St Mary's Church in front of the Troop.

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Sudbury to the Sea – BBQ – Result

A great day on Bures Recreation Ground (next to the River Stour) on Saturday 14th September for the Annual Sudbury to the Sea Paddle (River Stour Trust) event! Lots of members, Leaders and volunteers serving yummy food for all the rowers! Thank you everyone for your...

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Jumble Sale March 2019 – Result

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...

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Football at ITFC February

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!  

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