Deben District Scouts

District Morning

8th Sept 2019

Time: 9.30am to 11.30am

Venue: 1st Otley Scout Hut, 6 Chapel Rd, Otley, Ipswich IP6 9NT


Special guests: Mark Pearson, our new County Commissioner, and Paddy Jackaman, our new ADC Beavers

Suitable for: Scouting adults who wish to meet the CC or catch up with the DC and others from the District team. We are happy to discuss anything you like relating to your Scouting.  You can either make an appointment or it is okay to just drop by. This is a relaxed friendly morning when the District are available to support you. 

Announcement – ADC Beavers

Summer 2019

I am delighted to welcome Paddy Jackaman to the role of ADC Beavers. Paddy is an experienced and enthusiastic leader within the Beaver Section and this summer he was a member of the leadership team that took Deben Explorers to the World Scout Jamboree. Paddy will be at the District morning on 8th Sept if you would like to meet him there, if not before. I’m aware it is a while since we had someone in this supportive role and further info can be found under District Supporters.

Adults water activities

Getting water activities into your section programme can be easier than you think…and it’s not just for Scouts and Explorers, it’s easy to give your Beavers and Cubs the opportunity too…
Come along to our adults ‘have-a-go day’ in September to try some of the activities the county water activities team can support you with.
You can do anything when you put your mind to it! See event and booking details in the flier at

Thorpeness Mere Day

28th September 2019

Suitable for:  Scouts and Explorers

Times:  9.30am to 4pm

LIC: Jo Saagi

You can only apply through your Leader! (Leaders click here )

Announcement – new CC

Deben welcomes Mark Pearson as our current County Commissioner

Mark’s role is to lead and manage  the Scout County to ensure it runs effectively and develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association, provides good quality Scouting for young people and proactively supports and manages adult volunteers. He will be leading the continued roll out of the 5-year Scout strategy “Skills for Life”.

For those who have not yet met Mark, he has been involved with Scouting for many years, including holding ADC and GSL roles. Professionally Mark is a Marketing Director and his plan this autumn is to semi-retire and have more time to devote to Scouting.

Mark has personally said that he would love to be invited to evenings and events you are running in your groups, please keep your GSL and DC informed if you invite him along.

Training Academy

5th and 6th October 2019

Now open for bookings, please see the woodbadge training page for more details

Deben’s Success at National Archery Competition!

Deben District Archery Team enjoyed a successful weekend at the National Scout Archery Competition 🎯 
Between them, they achieved 13 medals!

Including a Bronze medal in the Teams Head to Head Finals!

Above are our 5 National Champions, who won …

🏆 Ryan – Under 18 Target Own Equipment
🏆Stuart – Adult Target
🏆Finley – Under 14 Field
🏆Will – Under 18 Target Supplied Equipment
🏆Ian – Adult Field

‘Cambria’ Sailing Barge (2nd trip)

13 – 15th September 2019

Suitable for: Explorers and Scouts age over 12 (please speak with your Leader first)

Venue: Starting at Pin Mill, down river to sea and up Walton backwaters (weather permitting)

LIC: tbc

If you would like to lead this, please speak with J Stone, ADC (Water Activities). Jane says: I am happy to co-ordinate the bookings and take payments on behalf of the trust, arrange delivery of the food for the weekend to Pin mill and provide a menu plan however I will not be able to be there. In short, we will need an Adult to take on the role of event leader for the actual weekend. I would LOVE to do this but am not here so very sad.

Air Activities Badge

Sat 28th Sept 2019

Suitable for: Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

Badges:  Air Activities Staged Activity Badge 1 and 2
Venue: Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton
Cost:  Free entry 

Sailing Trip

17th to 24th Aug 2019

Suitable for: Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network 

Note to Parents:  non-DBS’d adults may be participating in this activity

Details:  Sailing from Southampton to the Channel Isles, French coast and back in the 49’ Sail Training Yacht ‘Offshore Scout’.

Cost:  £395 per person

Event Leader:  K Trevorrow