The 36th Ipswich Scout group is an open group catering for both boys and girls from the age of 6. It has a vibrant beaver, cub and scout section that has been introducing children to the scout movement for nearly 100 years. The group employs a progressive training scheme with the emphasis on having fun and helping others. With our volunteer leaders and administrators we aim to work with the local community to help our children to get the most out of life. Providing young people with an outlet for their creative enthusiasm under adult leadership with as many activities as possible taking place outdoors.
The group is always on the lookout for new ways of working with the local community and encourages environmentally friendly activities. Many of our sections hold fundraising events in support of other good causes and organizations, local, national and global.
The group is based in the Chantry estate in Ipswich and has its own purpose built hall which is available for private hire.
The 36th Ipswich was formed in November 2003 by the merging of two much older Scout Groups, [the 29th Ipswich and the 7th Ipswich for mutually beneficial and administrative reasons.
The 7th Ipswich Scout group was founded in 1915 and run out of Black Horse Lane in the centre of Ipswich . Due to the expansion of the city centre the Group was moved to the â€œnewâ€ Chantry estate in 1963. Over the following 30+ years the group thrived and provided valuable education and fun to many boys. During the Late 1990's, due to lack of adult support the size of the group diminished in numbers to an extent that in 2003 it was decided to merge with the 29th Ipswich as lack of finances restricted the group moving on any further.
The 29th Ipswich were formed in 1965 by 2 teachers in Sprites Lane School and served an area immediately adjacent to the school until about the early 1970's when it expanded rapidly into the Belstead Hills, Chantry, Pinewood and Brookwood estates. The Group met in various school buildings and a Church Hall. The Group tried from the late 70's up until the mid-90's to build a home of its own. All avenues were explored and for various reasons were not successful. The Group was also saving some of their funds towards this target of a home of their own.
It became apparent that the Group would not succeed in getting a building of their own in its local environment although they were by now, one of the largest and strongest Groups in Ipswich and also provided a lot of social outlets for the community with its fund-raising efforts
The aim of the newly formed group is to promote scouting in the local community. To this end the group has raised nearly two hundred thousand pounds which has been used to refurbish its headquarters making it suitable for wider community use.
Please see the Hall Hire page for further information.
Past and Present Members
Are you an ex member of either the 29th or the 7th Ipswich Scout group or even the present day 36th Ipswich group?
We would love to hear from any past members with your memories, photographs or even just where are you now and what have you done since leaving the group.
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