Deben District Scouts

1st Aid Training

Due to current high demand, these courses are for those whose continued appointment relies on maintaining an up to date 1st Aid qualification.

March 13th and 21st at Woodbridge, special 8 hour course for those providing 1st Aid for water activities, book with Adrian Slim. (This course involves a fee.)

Sat 14th March
at the 32nd Ipswich Scout HQ book with Steve Thorn

Fri 1st May (Refresher*) at the 32nd Ipswich Scout HQ book with Steve Thorn

Fri 19th June (Refresher*) at the 32nd Ipswich Scout HQ book with Steve Thorn

REFRESHERS* please note you must still hold a current 1st Aid qualification in order to attend a short refresher course.

Workshop: Attracting new volunteers!

CANCELLED due to low uptake

Sat 15th February 2020

Time: 10 am to 12 noon, arrive at 9.30am for bacon butties

Venue: 1st Framlingham Scout & Guide Headquarters

LIC: District Commissioner

Special Guests: Charlotte Spear, Growth & Development Officer from Headquarters and Claire Collins, 3 Counties Growth and Development Officer.

Booking: Ray Whiffin, Local Training Manager

Note: This is one of our half-termly events to support adult volunteers within the District, please see the calendar for future events. Where no topic is given, these are District Team surgeries and available to all adults in the District.

Meeting venues

Sharing community spaces. Do you have a space you could share with your community? There’s a new tool that matches under-used spaces with people searching for places to meet. People can book and make payments directly on the site. 

Register your space or look for a space online.

Deben members representing UK

For more, see

Welcome announcement

Spring 2020

Welcome to our new Archery Team Manager, Bea Francis, this is a new role managing a new team consisting all Archery permit holders in Deben District. More information to follow after the first Team meeting has been held.

Suffolk Walking Festival

Sat 9th May to Sun 31st May 2020

Scouts are invited to create an event for this festival! These need to be in by end Oct

For more information, please contact 

“The Suffolk Walking Festival is one the largest and longest running walking festivals in the country. In 2019 it offered over 120 walks in 3 weeks across Suffolk, with record numbers of participants, national media coverage, radio slots and live TV interviews. It left an incredible 29 million footprints across the county and created economic activity of over £200,000.
The festival is truly pan-Suffolk with walks and events in every part of the county. An ambition of the festival is to engage with people of all ages and all backgrounds. Because of this, the festival is asking the Scouts to become involved in the 2020 walking festival.

The festival is offering the opportunity for scouts to develop Skills for Life by developing and leading walks and events. This could include setting out a geocaching trail for a self-guided walk, developing a walk which is guided by scouts, or being sponsored to walk the annual Challenge Walk, a long-distance, multi-day walk across the county. These are just some ideas that could be considered, but the opportunity is open to any thoughts you may have.

David Falk, the festival director, is happy and keen to meet you to discuss ideas and help guide you through the process of creating and delivering a Suffolk Walking Festival event. But, the timetable is tight. The festival confirms its programme by mid-November, meaning walks have to be submitted and agreed by the end of October.”

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 …

🏆Under 18 Target Own Equipment
🏆Adult Target
🏆Under 14 Field
🏆Under 18 Target Supplied Equipment
🏆Adult Field

Regional Forum on Rural Scouting

Update, Jan 2019

Ongoing notes at CLICK HERE

This follows workshops led by Graham, Regional Commissioner, finding out more about rural Scouting and consider ideas and ways in which our movement can help you deliver sustainable Scouting.