Woodbeads Awarded

‘Woodbeads have been awarded to Liam Mullen of 14th Lowestoft and to Ben Southern, Steve Morgan and Maggie Hoult of 1st Blundeston’


Dedication of two Scout Leaders is recognised

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Scouting in the 1st Carlton Colville group has thrived over the years due in no small way to the quality and enthusiasm of the leaders.

At a ceremony recently Suffolk Scout’s County Commissioner, Jenny Mullan, presented awards to two of the group’s leaders, who have both made a significant contribution to the success of the group.

Paul Mills has been a Scout Leader with 1st Carlton Colville Air Scout troop for over 22 years. The troop, which has its headquarters in St George’s Road, Pakefield, is the only Air Scout Group in Suffolk affiliated to the Royal Air Force and it has consistently maintained a very high standard with healthy troop numbers.  This is in no small measure due to Paul and his dedication and commitment over the years.  

Rodney Turner has been involved in Scouting for over ten years, many of them as the Group Scout Leader at 1st Carton Colville. During this time he has been a wholehearted participant in a number of ventures. A recent successful project for a welfare block at Herringfleet saw Rodney raise over 70 % of the funds required.  

Jenny Mullan said “both Paul and Rodney have given outstanding and exceptional service to Scouting and I am delighted that the Chief Scout has recognised this by awarding them both the Award of Merit for their dedication.”


Cubs & Scouts Make a Splash at District Swimming Gala

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Cubs and Scouts from all over the district have taken part in back to back swimming galas and showed just how competitive they can be in the water.

On a wet November afternoon at Waterlane Leisure Centre pool and cheered on from the poolside by parents and friends, the Cub’s gala began

The 30 boys and girls formed into four teams for the breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle races over both 25 metre and 50 metre distances – with the final event being a four by 25 metre relay race.

When the individual race results were totalled, a dead-heat was declared between 1st and 2nd Carlton Colville packs and a team relay ‘swim-off’ had to be hastily arranged to find the gala winner – with 1st Carlton Colville eventually being victorious.

With some pool time still available, a fun relay was organised to round off the gala – with each swimmer challenged to push a float along the lane with their heads as they raced to hand-over to the next swimmer.

The Scout gala followed with seven teams competing – one from each group. The five events, consisting of 25m freestyle, 50m breaststroke, 50m freestyle, 75m freestyle and 4 x 25m relay, were all eagerly contested – with the overall winning team coming from the 14th Lowestoft group.



Gold  For Three Oulton Broad Sea Scouts

After not having anyone achieve the top accolade in the last four years – three scouts have all earned the Chief Scout Gold Award at the same time.

Alex Wilson, Levi Lawson and Ethan Lee from 1st Oulton Broad Sea Scout group all gained the award by completing six special activity badges.

These involved working outside of the normal scout meetings to undertake various challenges ranging from learning new skills to creativity, community and fitness tasks

Highlights of Alex’s achievements were his fitness award earned by cross-country running and a crafting award earned by constructing a Meccano model. For Levi he achieved a community award by making an apple crumble for a neighbour and worked on the Pathway Care Farm. Meanwhile for Ethan he earned a fitness award by competing in the Scores Race and took part in a global clear up at Herringfleet campsite.

All three also took part in a Summer camp in Pembrokeshire with 160 Suffolk scouts. They will now progress to join Explorer unit.

The 13 & 14 year olds received their certificates and badges from District Commissioner Mel Buck at a ceremony at their Victoria Road headquarters.

Following in his brother’s footsteps, Cub Malachi Lawson has also received recognition for his hard work by earning the Chief Scouts Silver Award, which he received at the same ceremony.