1st Claydon Scout Group was founded in 1948. The Group's Headquaters is based in Kirby Rise, Barham.
Our group today has three lively sections, a Beaver Colony (ages 6-8), a Cub Pack (ages 8-10½) and a Scout Troop (ages 10½ -14). From scouts our young people can progress to Explorers and Network where more adventurous and specialist pursuits can be enjoyed. The group is well funded which is down to a good membership and fundraising events such as bag packing.
Membership of the group has grown in recent years and currently stands at almost 50. The group is well supported by its parents and plays a key role in the community. As part of a network of scout groups across Ipswich and surrounding villages we post tens of thousands of Christmas cards as part of a Scout delivery service. We also take part in the Remembrance Day service at Barham Church and local fetes.
1st Claydon Today
The group has almost 50 young people, an executive committee comprising of a Chairperson, Deputy Chair, Secretary and Parent Representatives.
Beavers have a varied programme including crafts and baking. Cub’s activities include days out and camping experience. Scouts take part in week long camps, climbing, archery, hikes and visits out.
With this success parents have stepped forward and volunteered to either be uniformed leaders or regular non-uniformed helpers, to continue to grow we will need your help too or waiting lists will grow.
Going forward we want to continue to build on our recent success and our long heritage so that many more boys and girls can enjoy and learn the spirit of scouting. Your support and help will be appreciated no matter how small or if you aren’t sure how you may be able to help please speak to any one of the leaders (helping doesn’t just mean becoming a leader).
1st Claydon Past
The Group was originally based in an HQ near the recreational ground and moved to its current location in 2008. Our HQ and land was gifted from Mid Suffolk District Council.
About the Scout Movement
Scouting was founded by Lord Baden-Powell in 1907 and today is the most successful youth movement that the world has ever seen.
The movement was based on Baden Powell’s experiences in the army and based on a booklet he wrote of those experiences. Seeing the popularity of the book he decided to try out running a scout camp at Brown Sea Island, just off of Poole Harbour, Dorset. It was a success and the movement was born.
The Scout Association in the UK provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for 400,000 young people aged 6-25. Internationally, we have over 28 million young people enjoying the benefits of Scouting across 216 countries.
Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential. In Scouting, we believe that young people develop most when they are 'learning by doing,' when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.