An Exciting New Scouts
Event in Suffolk!
Suffolk Punch 2022 is an action-packed, five day (four night) camp for Scouts and Explorers.
This is a new event for Suffolk , following on from the unfortunate cancellation of the Suffolk International Moot which had been planned for Summer 2021, but was halted due to the pandemic. Some of the planning team decided that it was necessary to push forward with a new, local event, with an additional motivation to reunite the county following a long time apart.
Over the five days of the camp, participants and adults can expect an exciting, varied and unique programme of activities designed to inspire, engage, and empower, all while building valuable skills for life.
Daytime activities will take place both on and off site. We are fortunate to have good access to a number of local waterways, which we will be using to deliver our brilliant range of water activities.
To help support our environmental mission this event will be entirely paperless. We are making use of the Scout EMS system to manage bookings. Every attendee will be issued with a festival-style fabric wristband, containing a contactless microchip. This technology will then be used to track who is on or off site at a particular time, which activities they have consent to take part in, and their emergency medical information.
Thursday 11th – Monday 15th August 2022
Countdown to the Opening Ceremony
Suffolk Punch 2022 is taking place at Hallowtree Scout Activity Centre.
Hallowtree is a 30-acre campsite set in the heart of the Suffolk Coastal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The site is owned by the Ipswich Scout District Liaison Committee and operated by a small volunteer management team.
We have chosen Hallowtree as the venue for this event for a few reasons but fundamentally it is a Scout-owned site, suited to Scouting activities.
We will have use of the entire site, including multiple buildings, kitchens, halls, offices, and purpose-built activity facilities including a 12 metre climbing tower, axe-throwing range, archery area, shooting ranges and more.
As this is a four-night event, additional facilities are being brought in to provide more capacity for toilets and showers, ensuring that everybody has a comfortable stay.
This is a list of some of the activities we are planning to deliver for the main camp.
Adult Bouncy Castle
Air Rifle Shooting
Pioneering Fair Ground
This list is being constantly updated, so keep checking back to see the latest additions!
Note: Some activities will have age restrictions in line with POR and/or supplier policies.
This event will involve all of the Scout sections.
Beavers and Cubs
Dedicated activity days for Beaver and Cub sections will take place during the main camp. Beavers and Cubs will have access to many of the same activities as the Scouts and Explorers, as well as some dedicated programme items.
Scouts and Explorers
The main camp is aimed at Scouts and Explorers. A varied programme of indoor, outdoor, on and off site activities and events will be available, providing young people with opportunities to develop new skills, and work towards scout awards.
Network and Leaders
This event will not only provide experiences to young people, but will also include adult-only activities, social events, skills workshops and activity permit taster sessions.
We will grow new links between people and groups, and reunite people after COVID-19
We will deliver a unique and exciting programme, and challenge young people to help shape it
We will provide opportunities for young people and adults to learn skills for life, especially new and unusual skills
We will adopt new approaches to inclusion, and promote an environmentally conscious approach to a Scout event