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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 32 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!

“Pioneer Troop”

We meet on Tuesday nights from 7:00-8:45pm
with 18 active members

SL – Michael Knights
ASL – Chris Carman-Jones
ASL – Susie Remblance
ASL – Daniel Pickess

The Pioneer Troop meets on Tuesday evening at 7pm at the Headquarters. Our sessions run until 8.45pm.

The Scout Leader is Michael Knights and the Assistant Leaders are Chris Carman-Jones and Susie Remblance, Daniel Pickess has very recently joined us. Michael has been involved with the Pioneer Troop since it was formed in 2012 originally as an Assistant Leader, Chris joined us from Cubs in early 2019 and Susie who is a former Beaver Leader joined in 2022.

Each term we try to have a couple of sessions based around traditional Scouting skills mixed in with current badge requirements. We attend all Group events and Camps.

Before Coronavirus restrictions limited what we could do we regularly had our own weekend Troop Camp, have been kayaking and climbing, helped at Fressingfield British Legion Fete, taken part in the Hoxne Village Clean Up for the last seven years. We also annually run a Pop Up Pancake Café for parents and friends, and have had Pumpkin carving parties, and tried out archery and air rifle shooting.

Recently, when Covid restrictions eased we had a short, Back to Basics Camp in a wood for our older Scouts a mile away from all roads and facilities. As we could not have a summer camp in 2021 we had two activity days, one hiking, locally on footpaths, for 13 miles and the other building a bridge, hiking and fire lighting and cooking.

If you want to get in touch with the Pioneer Troop Leadership Team please email Michael at michaelknightshoxne@gmail.com

(Above) Pioneer Scouts litter picking around Hoxne

“Adventurer Troop”

We meet on Friday nights from 7:15-9:00pm
with 14 active members

SL – Colin Clarke
ASL – Jordan Glencastle
ASL – Peter Smith (AGSL)
ASL – James Duncan
ASL – George Austin
ASL – Vacancy – Interested?

Our Scout Leader is Colin Clarke and our assistant leaders are Jordan Glencastle, Peter Smith (Assistant Group Scout Leader), James Duncan and George Austin.

Colin joined 1st Fressingfield in 2013 as the Adventure Scout Leader. Since the formation of the Yoxford and Peasenhall satellite group, Colin has become their Scout Leader. Colin is also a PE Coach and Outdoor Learning Instructor and is part of group’s archery, shooting and fencing instructor team. Jordan left the Explorer Unit in 2017 after completing the Kenya Expedition and has been a member for 10 years.

The programme is based around three main themes: Outdoor and Adventure, World and Skills. Each theme supports all aspects of Scouting.

In recent years, we have been rock climbing, tubing, abseiling, scrambling and weaselling. On Friday sessions, we have taken part in fencing, archery, martial arts, shooting, team-building activities as well as game preparation, hiking and survival skills. On top of this, we have attended several group camps, summer camps, Water Activity Weekends and, in 2018, NORJAM whilst learning about global issues including foodbanks, Fair Trade and diversity.

If you want to get in touch with the Adventurer Troop Leadership Team please email Jordan at jordanglencastleadv@gmail.com

(Above) Adventure Scouts learning to programme using Scratch.

Scouting provides a second family to lots of young people. It’s a safe place where they can aspire and grow.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls