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: email@example.com or Mobile: 07976 305852 for more information.
Positon of Scout Badges & Awards on Uniform
Apply to join Scouts
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
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What a fantastic evening all the members, leaders, volunteers and parents had at this 1st Bures Scout & Guide Group event! It was the first time that this format had been introduced to the Group and it worked so well. The Group Scout Leader, Tony Waring wanted to...read more
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...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
Our last meeting of the year at Jump Street, Mason Road, Colchester - Christmas Party. Finished off at McDonald's and NO visit to A&E. Happy Christmas and New Year to all our Supporters, Friends and Campers.read more
Scouts and Cubs Day Out at Portman Road to see Ipswich Town against Nottingham Forest. A great game and loads of goals. 4-2 win for town. Get in there!read more
SCOUT GROUP RAFFLE WINNERS Bures Street Fair and Christmas Lights Switch On. Thank you to everyone who contributed Scouts, Cubs and Beavers! We raised the sum of £207.00 for our chosen charities, Ferriers Barn & First Responders Team (for a mobile defibrillator)....read more
Thank you Dan Wood (Beaver Leader) for all the hard work, commitment and fun that you have given to the 1st Bures Scout Group, especially to the Beavers, over the last 7 years. We so appreciate all you have done, we’ll all miss you! Good luck in your new job! Group...read more
Well done to all who turned up at Remembrance Day Parade and Service - Brownies, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Leaders and Parents. It was the largest parade we have ever had!read more
Bures Music Festival Presentation Evening on Thursday 28th September in The Eight Bells Public House. Bures Scout Group was presented with £250 cheque from Dan Wood BMF for Banner Flags which will help to promote the group. Many thanks for the kind donation. Paul...read more
At the end of our Scout Troop meeting held on Monday 25th September - Liz Moulton (Assistant Scout Leader) was presented with her 5 Year Long Service Award (certificate and badge) by Tony Waring (Group Scout Leader). The Scout Group/Supporters Group thanks her for...read more