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  1. Swimming Gala 2017 Results

     Gala 2017 - The Results

    Thank you to everyone who took part in this years swimming gala


    1st Place 36th Ipswich 15 Points
    2nd Place 32nd Ipswich 10 Points
    3rd Place 10th Ipswich 8 Points
    4th Place 1st Capel St Mary
    1st Ipswich
    5 Points
    6th Place 17th Ipswich 3 Points
    7th Place 1st Claydon
    26th Ipswich
    2 Points
    1st Place 36th Ipswich 23 Points
    2nd Place 26th Ipswich 13 Points
    3rd Place 1st Capel St Mary 12 Points
    4th Place 11th Ipswich (Mon) 7 Points
    5th Place 32nd Ipswich 5 Points
    6th Place 17th Ipswich
    24th Ipswich
    4 Points
    8th Place 1st Claydon 3 Points
    9th Place 1st Ipswich
    10th Ipswich
    1 Point
    1st Place 26th Ipswich 15 Points
    2nd Place 11th Ipswich 14 Points
    3rd Place 1st Capel St Mary 12 Points
    4th Place 36th Ipswich 11 Points
    5th Place 32nd Ipswich 8 Points
    6th Place 17th Ipswich 7 Points
    7th Place 10th Ipswich
    24th Ipswich
    1 Point


  2. County AGM

    Thursday, 28 September, 2017 - 19:30
    Stowmarket Scout Centre, Milton Road, Stowmarket, IP14 1EX

    Jane Dickinson (County Commissioner) and 

    Peter Jones (County Chairman) 

    Request the pleasure of your company at 
    the Annual General Meeting of the Suffolk County Scout Council 

    Thursday 28th September 2017, 7pm for 8pm at 

    Stowmarket Scout Centre, 
    Milton Road, Stowmarket, IP14 1EX 

    Light refreshments will be served from 7.00pm to 8.00pm   

    RSVP to: Peter Buckle, County Secretary, 
    143 Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich, IP4 5BS.
    Tel no: 01473 711678 e-mail:
  3. Swimming Gala 2017

    Saturday, 30 September, 2017 - 17:45 to 21:30
    Crown Pools, Ipswich





    This years Swimming Gala is on Saturday 30th September 2017 to be held at Ipswich Crown Pools

    Doors open at 5.45 with the first race at 6.15pm

    FREE Entry


  4. District AGM

    Thursday, 29 June, 2017 - 19:45

    District AGM Meeting at Hallowtree

    Meet 7.45pm for a 8pm start

    Refreshments provided


    Open to all Members

  5. New Website

    The Wolsey Website has temporary been put on hold, and we have reverted to the existing site (this one!) During final testing of the members area, a security issue came to light. We are working on resolving this very soon.


  6. Tall Ships Race 2017 - an opportunity

    Thursday, 9 February, 2017 - 19:00

    In 2017 the Tall Ships Race is taking place in the Baltic Sea. This renowned International Youth Event will see thousands of young people from across the globe taking part in an iconic sailing adventure. Dozens of Sail Training vessels ranging from massive 4-masted square-riggers down to 10m sloops will be taking part.

    Suffolk Scouts have booked all the berths on the Adventures Offshore sail training yacht ‘Ocean Scout’ and will be taking part in the race sailing from Turku in Finland on the eastern side of the Baltic Sea to Klaipeda in Poland.  This is a great opportunity to take part in one of the world’s leading youth sailing events.

    Flying out on Sat 22nd and returning Sun 30th July 2017. Cost for a berth is £350. Any Scout, Explorer, Network or Leader, male or female, can apply if they will be aged between 15 & 25 on the 23rd July 2017. 

    More information on the attached flyer or from Keith Trevorrow ( – 07860807585 ).


    Please pass this information on to all those who might be interested.



    Sunday, 12 March, 2017 - 09:00
    Hallowtree Camp Site

    During a summer camp last year, there was an accident involving an aerial runway. With

    this in mind the County are holding a refresher day on March 12th at Hallowtree.

    We would like all Leaders who build aerial runways to come along and be reminded of all aspects of runway con- struction including safety and suitability of equipment used.

    Please contact Leigh Foster to book a place. 


  8. 5 Minute Fillers

    Challenge your Scouts’ literary and creative skills with this quick-thinking game.

    Divide your Scouts into teams of 5 people and give each team some paper and pens.

    Shout out a word made up of more than four letters.

    The teams must write the word in a line down the left hand side of their piece of paper.

    On the right hand side they must do the same but this time, they should write the word backwards.

    Then (depending on how long the word is) give them a few minutes to write down words to fill in the lines between the first and last letters.

    The first team to complete all of the lines wins.


    Here’s an example:






  9. Gone Home : Albert Newlands

    I’m sorry to have to tell you that one of our older members, Albert Newland, died on Christmas Day. I have spoken to his wife Jean who understandably is very upset. Not only was Albert a member of the Scout Active Support but also had an active part with the 7th Ipswich Scout Group for many years. A true gentleman that will be sadly missed.

    We now have the date and time for the funeral which is January 27th at 10.45 at the West Chapel, Cemetery Lane, Ipswich

  10. Ipswich Gang Show - Mini Gang Auditions

    Saturday, 26 November, 2016 - 16:00
    11th Ipswich Scout HQ

    This is an open invitation for applications to join the 2017 mini gang cast, and auditions will be held on Saturday 26th Nov 2016 at the 11th Ipswich HQ – Chesterfield Drive, Ipswich. Auditions will run from 4:00pm – 5:30pm, and we will ask the cubs to do a little singing, movement, speaking and miming.  Those attending should arrive in uniform.


    We welcome applications from all children who will be active Cub Scout members as at Easter 2017.  If successful, they will perform as cub scouts in the 2017 Ipswich Gang show, therefore if you have interest from any child that will be nearing scout age at this time, please contact me on the number below to discuss. In addition, if there are any Beavers that will be starting their link up to Cubs before Christmas and may be interested in auditioning, please could you pass this information on to them?  


    Rehearsals for the mini gang item within the main show will start on Saturday 7th January 2017, at Christchurch, Tacket Street, and successful cubs will be expected to attend rehearsals every Saturday – 4pm – 5:30pm, until the show at Easter.  Actual show dates are 5th – 8th April 2017 inclusive, with stage rehearsals being held at the Great School Ivry Street (the theatre) from Saturday 1st April onwards.  Please note that whilst the actual show dates will remain fixed, stage rehearsal dates will be confirmed following discussion with the Main Gang Production Team.


    This really is a fantastic opportunity for our cub scouts to be part of an entertaining, fun, and rewarding challenge, that really promotes the idea of “the Family of Scouting”.   In addition, the cubs get to earn their Entertainer’s badge too!!


    To get a feel for numbers for this year’s auditions, I would be grateful if you could firstly forward the above information to each of your cubs, and ask them to reply directly to me, giving their name, age, and contact details by Friday 25th November 2016.  Please feel free to copy this letter to each of your cub scouts – my contact details are at the bottom of the page.


    Once again many thanks.  I hope you can encourage your cub scouts to participate.  We also look forward to seeing you all at the 2017 show!!


    Yours in scouting

    Issy Alway

    Mini Gang Production Team

    07990895742 /