Did you enjoy outdoor activities as a Scout or Cub?

A Scout Jamboree held at RAF Woodbridge in November 1987

A Scout Jamboree held at RAF Woodbridge in November 1987 - Credit: Archant

Were you a Scout or Cub as a youngster? If so, you might be in our gallery of Scouting activities around the area.

Cub scouts camping competition at Hallowtree, Ipswich

A Cub Scouts camping competition at Hallowtree, Ipswich - Credit: Owen Hines/Archant

There are currently more than 6,000 young people involved in Scouting across Suffolk, while many thousands more have been involved over the decades.

Kirstin Hamilton is welcomed to the 1st Woodbridge scouts by her male friends as she becomes the fir

Kirstin Hamilton becomes the first girl to join the 1st Woodbridge Scouts in April 2004 - Credit: star

Do you remember singing round the campfire, taking part in a Gang Show or vowing to "Do your best" - possibly using the time-honoured wording "Dyb, Dyb, Dyb"?

Scouts Day in The Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds in July 1982

Scouts Day in the Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds in July 1982 - Credit: Archant

Our photos here show just some of the fun and educational events and exercises which Scouts have enjoyed over the years, from camping and cookery competitions  to joining in a cycle marathon and tying knots.

West Suffolk Scouts and Cubs cycle marathon in November 1984

West Suffolk Scouts and Cubs cycle marathon in November 1984 - Credit: Archant

Many activities have currently gone virtual, and Suffolk Scouts have a range of challenges for today's members on their website. 

Stanway Scouts collecting rubbish in April 1979

Stanway Scouts collecting rubbish in April 1979 - Credit: Archant

If you would like to share your Scouting memories, email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk 

To order photos, visit our website  or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.

A Scouts cooking competition in Bury St Edmunds in January 1991

A Scouts cooking competition in Bury St Edmunds in January 1991 - Credit: Archant

Scouts and Guides come together to put on their annual Gang Show in 1982

Scouts and Guides come together to put on their annual Gang Show in 1982 - Credit: Archant



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