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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Oct
12
Sat
DC Challenge Hike & Camp 2019
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – Oct 13 @ 12:30 pm

District DC Challenge Hike & Camp. Many teams from groups around the District attending.

Hike, Camping, Hike Challenge, Code Breaker. Lightweight Cooking, wide game, camp fire. Sunday: Team Challenges

Nov
9
Sat
Remembrance Day Parade & Service @ St Mary's Church or Primary School
Nov 9 all-day

We expect ALL Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers to attend Remembrance Day Parade and Service either at St Mary’s Church or Primary School. FULL Uniform needed.

Assemble at 10am (Post Office or Primary School). Parade afterwards in Church Square to War Memorial by ALL sections. Wreath laying by sections and Royal British Legion. Finishes at 11.45am in Church Square.

Nov
30
Sat
Bures Street Fayre @ The Common
Nov 30 all-day

Bures Fayre on The Common from 4pm-7pm

Hampers theme again. Each Section to collect for their theme.

All proceeds to The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Charity

More details to follow in early November

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

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...

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