Scouts hold Japanese Evening

Organised by Ollie Smith, an Explorer and member of the Suffolk World Scout Jamboree contingent going to Japan in July 2015, the evening was much enjoyed by Scouts and Leaders.

With dressing up, food, games and a new language, what’s not to like?

Although there were varying comments about the food.

You can see a few more photos in our Gallery.

District SOAP Competition – October 2014

A team of 5 Scouts represented the Troop on Sunday 5th October at the District SOAP Competition.

The competition consists of Shooting, Orienteering, Archery and Pioneering, and a number of surprise activities.

Our team came first in 5 of the 8 bases and had a lot of fun along the way.

Well Done everyone.

District Cub Quiz 4th October 2014


On October 4th Ewan, Joseph, Edward, Grace and Josh took part in the District Cub Quiz along with 7 other teams from Orwell District.

They all did exceptionally well and 1st Kirton narrowly missed first place by one and a half points to finish second.
Well Done everyone.

Orwell District Beavers – Mini Olympics and Sausage Sizzle

Kirton Recreation Ground was invaded by a large number of Beavers from Orwell District on Saturday October 4th, for the District Mini Olympics and Sausage Sizzle.

There were lots of races and, fortunately, they managed to complete most of them before the heavens opened.

Due to the weather the camp fire songs and hot dogs had to be moved into the pavilion which was quite a snug fit but everyone seemed to have enjoyed themselves anyway.

Thorpeness Meare Day 2014

This years Thorpeness Meare Day was held on Saturday 27th September on a beautiful sunny day. Several groups of Scouts and Guides met up to have fun getting wet on, around and in the Meare.

Games were played in the boats, followed by a lunch break, more games and then tug of war across the islands where the losing team ended up in the Meare! But everyone got wet eventually no matter which team they were on!

Before heading for home there was time for a quick dip in the sea to wash off the Meare mud.

Cub Camp at Roselea near Rendlesham September 2014

cub_camp_roselea_sept_20141st Kirton Cubs spent one fun weekend during September camping at Roselea near Rendlesham.

The cubs enjoyed pioneering, cutting and chopping logs for the fire, and then lighting the fire which was great fun and kept everyone warm.

They also prepared some food, cooked it and ate it. We think it was edible!!

There were games to play and, of course, the obligatory camp fire sing song.

And during the weekend the cubs also had a hike in Rendlesham Forest to tire them out.

A great time had by all and a big Thank You goes to all the leaders who took part.

Beach Watch 2014

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On Saturday 20th September 1st Kirton joined with other Orwell District Scouts at Trimley Marches for the annual beach clean. It was great day, big turnout, and lots of rubbish was collected. Well done to all the beavers, cubs, scouts, explorers network and Leaders who helped turn this into a big community event.

Jumble Sale Saturday 11th October 2014 2pm

It’s almost time for our October Jumble Sale. Scouts will be collecting jumble in the village on the evening of Wednesday 8th October and the Jumble Sale takes place on Saturday 11th. Doors open at 2pm.

If any parents can come along to help, either collecting on Wednesday, setting up Saturday morning or at the jumble in the afternoon it would be much appreciated. The more help the better.

Jumble Sale

Chief Scout Bronze Award

During our Group Family Camp two of our Beavers, Harriet and William, were presented with the Chief Scout Bronze award which is the highest award available in the Beaver Scout Section.

It is gained by completing all six Challenge Badges.

Well done, both of you.

Group Family Camp July 2014

Family Camp was, once again, held at Hallowtree toward the end of July and several families joined their Beavers, Cubs and Scouts for an enjoyable weekend.

After the tents has been set up and the sun had set, the youngsters let off steam with a game of capture the flag. I have no idea which team won but they were all running around having a great time.

On Saturday there was a change to the usual program. Following the treasure hunt most families made their way to Cattawade where they could have a go at canoeing or kayaking.  Several games were played on the water including Head, Shoulders, Knees and Jump, and joining the kayaks into a line and taking turns to walk across the back or front! It looked like everyone enjoyed themselves although there were a few people who did end up in the river!

Families had also been tasked with building a ballista from broom handles, string and elastic during the weekend and this was put to the test on Sunday. Each team had to fire their bean bag as far as they could then move the ballista along and fire again until they reached the other side of the field. This was much harder for the scouts who had to build theirs from considerably larger and heavier poles but still had to transport the ballista to the other side of the field.

Also on Sunday a game of It’s a Knockout was held which involved soggy sponges, holey buckets and a large amount of water. The weather was very hot so the water did help to cool everyone down.

Unfortunately the planned custard pie fight had to be cancelled at the last minute as the heavens opened and the grass was just too slippery.