Cubs Beach Night – Waldringfield

Beach Night
Recently Cubs had a change from their usual meeting at the hut and, instead, had an evening at Waldringfield.

They all had fun on the beach making dams and castles and even an amazing replica of the World Scout Emblem made from stones and shells.

All the constructions looked fantastic and a few more pictures can be seen in our gallery.

Orwell District Cub Camp – July 11th-13th 2014

The Theme for the District Cub Camp this year was World War 1.

The weather was a bit on the wet side but the 11 cubs that attended from 1st Kirton still had lots of fun.

Our bases were stretchers, first aid, rockets, messages, wreaths, shooting, parachute, fall in, hunt and seed/wall.

There was also tug of war, football and of course a sing-song around the campfire.

District Scout Camp June 2014

District Scout Camp 2014

Friday evening 13th June saw 7 Scouts, 2 of whom were very new, pitching their tents for the annual Orwell District Scout Camp at Hallowtree, a weekend long competition including camping skills and activities all earning points.

On Saturday there were many activities to try including canoeing, abseiling, climbing, orienteering, blind trail, archery, shooting and an ariel runway. Following a World Cup themed evening meal cooked by the Scouts there was an “It’s a Knockout” tournament and the usual Go Kart races.

On Sunday the activities were more skills based and included fire lighting, knife and axe, tent pitching and stilt walking, there was also the site inspection. After lunch all 130 Scouts and their leaders gathered to lower the flag and find out who had won what; we were delighted to find that 1st Kirton had won the orienteering and were presented with a trophy and three new compasses, the lads and lasses also came 2nd overall a brilliant result.

Well done to them all, then it was time for the very tired Scouts and even more tired leaders to go home – all done for another year.

St Georges Day 2014

The weather was kind, yet again, for the St Georges day parade along the Promenade at Felixstowe along with other groups from the Orwell District.

With a slightly different format this year, the groups met at the Spa and marched along to the Leisure Centre where they joined in with hymns, prayers and awards.

Afterwards, 1st Kirton gathered on the beach for their usual St Georges Day photo before several left to get ice-cream. We are playing ‘Spot the Leader’ with this photo. Believe it or not, Alex can just be spotted in there somewhere if you look very carefully. Sorry, no prizes, but if you want to let us know where you think she is just email us using the contact page.

St Georges Day 2014

Car Boot Sale – Sunday 18th May 2014

Boot Sale

Big Spring Jumble Sale

jumble sale

Swimming Gala

swimAt the end of November a team of beavers, cubs and scouts took part in the Orwell district swimming gala.

With lots of cheering and encouragement the children all did their best. With a special mention to Edward and Grace who did very well and also to Ruby and Mason who helped make up enough numbers for the cubs relay race.

Being a bit low on scout and cubs numbers Kirton did not manage to enter every race and therefore had no chance of gaining top points overall. But a fun evening was had by all. Well done everyone.

40th Birthday and AGM

On 17th October 1st Kirton held their 40th anniversary party and AGM along the theme of past, present and future.

Past: There were displays and albums of old photos from previous years and it was fun to see some that were young scouts and are now leaders and see how others have moved up through the ranks. On display also were old uniforms and camp blankets. See how young the leaders looked then.
Several previous leaders also attended and it seemed everyone was pleased to catch up with old friends.

Present: this included the AGM, along with the section reports detailing the activities the sections have enjoyed this year.

Future: we got to hear about the plans for the new scout hut which will hopefully will be built soon. But there is still lots of fund raising still to do.


There was also a desperate call for committee members as it is compulsory for scout groups to have a complete executive committee consisting of chairperson, secretary and treasurer etc and currently we have vacancies.
If you would be able to help out in any way at all please contact us or speak to one of the leaders.


To commentate the 40th birthday everyone in the scout group this year has been given a limited edition group badge to be worn on the back of the scarf.



Bear in the Air – Landguard Fort

BearAir1st Kirton Scouts had an exciting day at Landguard Fort on Saturday 12th October, along with many other Scouts, Explorers and leaders from Orwell District when Bear Grylls, the Chief Scout, called in to visit as part of the “Bear in the Air” tour for the East of England.

Bear’s helicopter landed at Langer Primary Academy and he, and his family, were transported the short distance to Landguard Fort in a fire truck.


There are more photos in our gallery and a report and photos on the Orwell District Scouts website.


Jumble Sale 12th October 2013

It’s nearly time for our October Jumble Sale. Scouts will be collecting jumble in the village on the evening of Wednesday 9th October and the Jumble Sale takes place on Saturday 12th.

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.

Our Grand Draw also takes place at the Jumble so hurry up and buy those tickets. There isn’t much time left.