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 (£32.25 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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Supporters & Leaders Meeting @ The Scout & Guide Headquarters
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Agenda will be email before this meeting

Jumble Sale @ Community Centre
Mar 17 all-day

We are collecting Jumble/Bric-a-Brac at the start of February 2018.

See leaflet drop in February for contacts

We will also be selling Books, Clothes & Bric-a-Brac.

Refreshments will be available on the day

Jumble starts at 2pm. Finishes at 4pm

St George’s Day Parade & Service @ Holy Trinity Church
Apr 22 all-day
AGM & Awards Evening @ The Scout & Guide Headquarters
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The first part of the evening will be a short AGM followed by Awards presentation for all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders.

There will also be a BBQ at the end of the evening.

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

Summer Camp 2018 @ Ferny Crofts Camp Site
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm

A week’s camping – Adventure, Fun & Activities

Paul Snelling

Paul Snelling

Scout Leader

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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Liz Moulton gains her Wood Badge

Liz being presented with her Wood Badge Certificate On Monday 14th November - Graham  Smith (District Commissioner) for Sudbury District presented Liz Moulton (Assistant Scout Leader) her Wood Badge. Liz has taken three years to complete her training as a Leader. She...

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Camp Site work afternoon

Many thanks for the three Leaders & Scouts and one parent for helping out on Saturday 5th November down at the camp site area - clearing up fallen leaves. We could have done with a lot more help and time taken would have been less for everyone involved. We also made a...

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