Felixstowe Christmas Gift Fair and Scout Christmas Post
Following the very disrupted last 18 months, the group has offered scouting to our young people when allowed by all the authorities. The group has even been able to offer young people between 1 and 6 nights away from home under canvas. All sections are now running a full weekly programme.
The group does have space for young people between the ages of 6 and 14. If there are any adults out there that would like to help, they would also be welcome subject to the checks and training to go through. There are other groups in Felixstowe to consider as well including one that covers the 14 to 18 age range. Scouting is currently looking to offer membership to the 4 to 6 age range, but we have a lot of controls to get through before we can offer this.
The group is now looking to resume its fund raising and service activities over the winter.
Felixstowe Brackenbury Gift Fair
Felixstowe Christmas Gift Fair at Brackenbury Sports Centre. Come and seek out a unique seasonal gift with up to 40 stalls selling crafts.
The Brackenbury Gift Fair on Sunday 7th November 10.15 to 3.30. There will be about 40 stalls selling all sorts of craft items and refreshments will be available during the day. Entry is by donation on the door. Please do remember to bring some change with you as we have not yet gone to electronic collection.
Scout Christmas Post
Then we also have the Scout Christmas Post which collects and delivers Christmas cards to a wide area. The delivery area covers Felixstowe, the Trimleys, Ipswich (IP1 to IP5) and surrounding villages including Kesgrave, Rushmere, Martlesham, Claydon, Barham, Gt Blakenham, Westerfield, Witnesham, Henley, Tuddenham and Old Martlesham.
The cost will again be 30p per card. Which gets shared between all the groups that take part in the ratio of the number of cards collected and delivered. The post boxes will be available from the 25th of November to Tuesday the 7th of December. To give everybody time to sort and deliver the cards before Christmas. We are not allowed to handle any other sort of mail.
The collection points in Felixstowe will be at our usual points. We thank the shops and facilities that supports us by hosting the boxes. These are Conkers Garden and Pet Shop, Felixstowe Library, Gosling Farmshop, Michaels Butcher, Morrisons, Roselea Nursery, Solar (East of England Co-op Supermarket), The Bread Basket, The Card Centre and The Hair & Beauty Bar. The full list of collection points and the delivery area will be available on www.scoutspostipswich.org.uk.
Then next May we hope to offer our usual refreshments during the usual Ipswich to Felixstowe vehicle run.
These events will be in accordance with the latest Covid advice and regulations not only National, Local but also the National Youth Agency and The Scout Association.