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 http://ww.scouts.org.uk (Scout Shop) or  The School Wear Shop, 5 Goal Lane, Sudbury (01787) 881500.

  • 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 £37.00 they are paid three times a year – January, May and September (total £111.00). 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 (£39.00 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

Contact Paul Snelling (Scout Leader) on (01787) 370301 or email: paulsnelling78@gmail.com for further details.

Positon of Scout Badges & Awards on Uniform


Apply to join Scouts

  • All we need are a few details and we will contact you as soon as a space becomes available or to add you to our waiting list.


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St George’s Day Parade & Service @ Holy Trinity Church
Apr 22 all-day
Expedition Challenge Camp @ TBA
May 12 – May 13 all-day

Planning for this Expedition Challenge Camp will begin end of January. With further meetings in February, March and April.

Location and programme to be decided in Janaury

AGM, BBQ & Awards Presentation Evening @ The Scout & Guide Headquarters
May 17 all-day

AGM with a free BBQ and Awards Presentation evening held in The Scout & Guide Headquarters (outside if nice weather). All Parents, Supporters and Members welcome.

Gliding – Wormingford Airfield @ Wormingford Airfield
May 29 all-day

See letter given out to all Scouts on Monday 29.01.18

See cut off date

Leaders and Supporters Meeting @ The Scout & Guide Headquarters
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
District Scout Wet Weekend Camp @ The Croft Camp Site
Jun 15 – Jun 17 all-day

Wet weekend for Scouts of Sudbury District.

Camping, Kayaking, Rafting, Canadian Canoes and land base activity.

Camp fire in the evening and games

Sudbury District Wet Weekend @ The Croft Camp Site
Jun 15 – Jun 17 all-day
Summer Camp 2018 @ Ferny Crofts Camp Site
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm

A week’s camping – Adventure, Fun & Activities

Leaders and Supporters Meeting @ The Scout & Guide Headquarters
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All welcome. Discussing the Jumble Sale, group finances, Leader training, future projects.

Leaders and Supporters Meeting @ The Scout & Guide Headquarters
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All welcome. Census, Gift Aid, finances, Jumble Sale

Paul Snelling

Paul Snelling

Scout Leader

Jumble Sale result

Well done to Scouts, Cubs, Brownies, Parents and Supporters who helped with the Jumble Sale last Saturday. Message from our Group Treasurer Our nett proceeds from the Jumble Sale was a mightily impressive £739.01 - a fantastic result for which everyone's efforts was...

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Scout Group Jumble Sale

Thank you so much for all your support at the Jumble Sale on Saturday 17th March. Despite the weather it was a busy day with lots of customers and so many helpers! Thank you to all our loyal team who collected, sorted and sold the goodies yesterday; children, parents,...

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Scout Night Hike & Camp

On Saturday 24th February, we travelled over to Boxford in our Mini Bus to start our Night Hike by the Church. We walked via Hagmore Green, Assington Church & Woods, Tiger Hill Woods, Lower Meadows to our Headquarters. We stopped for Bacon Rolls in Assington Woods to...

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Cubs with their New Dagger Kayaks

Cubs with their new Dagger Kayaks. The Scout Group was awarded the sum of £714 from Braintree District Council - Councillors Community Grants towards two Dagger Kayaks and Paddles. Many thanks from the Cub Pack. Their first trip out on the River Stour with Scout...

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