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Village Newsletter: August 2022

Date: 1st Aug 2022 Author: Ciarán Carr

If you’re an Amazon shopper and looking for an easy way to support 1st Fressingfield Scouts, AmazonSmile is the way to do it, at no cost to you. When you next need to use Amazon, type in ‘smile.amazon.co.uk’ instead of your usual www.amazon.co.uk and you’ll be able to select a charity to support before getting on with your normal shopping.

Open the link in your web browser and sign in to Amazon to set up your account from here. Click the ‘hamburger’ menu (☰) in the upper left corner to bring up a menu of options. Scroll down until you see the option “Your AmazonSmile”. Select ‘1st Fressingfield Scout Group’ as your preferred charitable organization, and you are now ready to shop from smile.amazon.co.uk and support your local Scouts at the same time. If you are using Google Chrome, click the STAR in the right side of the web address bar to make the page a favourite or follow instructions at the bottom of the page to set up a bookmark that is easy to return to with just one click.

If you shop using the Amazon app on your smartphone, you can also use Amazon Smile here too: If you are not already an AmazonSmile member, simply sign up at smile.amazon.co.uk and select your favourite charity to start generating donations, at no cost to you. Then, open the app and find ‘Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

The summer season has allowed us to spend the evenings outside and our activities have been varied and great fun.

Pioneer Scout Troop have been crabbing at Walberswick, Adventurers Scout Troop have been cycling, Wolves Cub Pack and Warriors Beavers have been outdoor cooking and Tigers Cub Pack have been on a bug hunt.

Tiger Cubs have been busy at local markets selling second hand books at Fressingfield and cakes at Laxfield. Both markets were a huge success with good profits. Thank you to everyone that supported them.

We recently celebrated the past year with an Open Evening at the HQ. Each section awarded a trophy to their Young Person of the year, Top Awards were presented and Leaders were awarded length of service awards. There was a bar, barbeque, raffle, and refreshments which raised a few hundred pounds for funds. There was air rifle shooting and archery to have a go at and a camp fire which early in the evening the youngest visitors enjoyed toasting marshmallows, and later older members sat around for a chat.

To find out more about 1st Fressingfield Scout Group have a look at our website http://www.1stfressingfieldscouts.org.uk or speak to any Leader.

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