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 £38.00 they are paid three times a year – January, May and September (total £114.00). 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

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


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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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.

County Thorpness Meare Day @ Thorpness Meare
Sep 29 all-day

Water games on the Public Boating Lake at Thorpness Meare near Aldeburgh. Fun, Boating, Tug of War, Mud Mud and dip in the Sea!

DC Challenge Hike & Camp @ Bradfield Combust
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day

District DC Challenge Competition held at Bradfield Combust Camp Site. Open to all Scouts and is free.

Camping, Hiking & Team Challenges.

More Information to follow

Football Match @ ITFC @ Portman Road
Nov 3 all-day

Football Match @ ITFC in November. Leaving Church Square at 1.15pm SHARP. Return at 6.00pm. No Uniform needed. Bring coat, gloves & hat. Money for refreshments. See PDF letter for more details

Camp Site Clear Up @ Scout Headquarters
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Parents and Scouts needed to help clear up leaves and wood around the camping area ready for winter shutdown.

Refreshments during the activity

Remembrance Day Parade @ Bures St Mary's Church
Nov 11 @ 9:45 am – 11:45 am

Scouts and Leaders for Remembrance Day Parade and Service at St Mary’s Church

Full Uniform. Meet outside Post Office.

Church Service and Parade to War Memorial

Bures Street Fayre @ Bures Common
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm

Bures Scout Group will be raffling off four hampers. Each section will provide items for their chosen hampers: Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers. The money raised will go to our Million Hands CharitySEESAW.

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

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

Scout Supporters Group Jumble Sale @ Community Centre
Mar 23 all-day

All parents of the Scout Group and members of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to help sort out Jumble/Bric-a-Brac in the morning from 10am-12 noon.

Serve customers from 2pm-4pm.

Full Uniform needed.

Parents to help serve customers as well and help with clearing up.

All done by 5pm

All proceeds to Group Funds

Bures Scout Group Camp @ The Croft Camp Site
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

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

Paul Snelling

Paul Snelling

Scout Leader

BMF Awards Evening – September 2018

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,...

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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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