Each Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol, usually led by a Patrol Leader. They are between the ages of 10.5 – 14.

Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp.

Rock climbing, potholing, gliding, photography and international experiences are just some of the things they get up to.

We currently have two Scout Troops and 37 active members. If your child would like to join us, or you’ve got an interest in helping us out then please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!


We meet on Tuesday nights from 7:00-8:45pm
with 19 active members

SL – Jean White
ASL – Michael Knights
ASL – Richard Betts
Young Scout Leader – David Mobbs

The Scout Leader is Jean White and the 2 Assistant Leaders are Michael Knights and Richard Betts. Jean was formally a Beaver Leader, Michael has been involved with the Pioneer Troop as Assistant Leader since it was formed in 2012 and Richard became an Assistant Leader when he turned 18 and left the Explorer Unit. We are assisted by David who is a member of the Explorer Unit.

Each term we try to have a couple of sessions based around traditional Scouting skills mixed in with current badge requirements.

In the last 2 years we have had our own weekend troop camp, been canoeing, helped at Fressingfield British Legion Fete, taken part in the Hoxne Village Clean Up (twice) and sent a team to the District shooting competition. We also took part in a Martial Arts session, learned about fire safety and visited a fire station, assisted with a pioneering session at Beavers, ran a pop up pancake café for parents, had a Pumpkin carving and Bonfire party, tried out archery and air rifle shooting and had a Day Camp with the Cubs! As well as all this we have attended various Group events and Camps.

If you want to get in touch with the Pioneer Troop Leadership Team please email Michael at daganyafarm@tiscali.co.uk



We meet on Friday nights from 7:15-9:00pm
with 18 active members

SL – Colin Clarke
ASL – Emma Craig
ASL – Jordan Glencastle
ASL – Mirin Niekirk
ASL – Ciarán Carr