This page contains information for leaders for the main Suffolk Punch camp for Scouts and Explorers.
How does the event work?
This event follows the standard Jamboree model.
Groups book a place and attend as a unit, camping and catering themselves. Participants take part in the event activities during the day, and spend the night with their groups on their subcamps.
Each group needs to contain the normal number of adults for a nights away event.
Some groups may wish to join up with other groups to share resources or catering. If you’re planning to do this, let the event team know and they will ensure your campsites are nearby.
Suffolk Punch 2022 is a new event for Suffolk Scouts, 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 SIM 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.
Who can attend as a participant?
Scouts and Explorers aged 10 – 17 years at the time of the event.
If you have explorers who will be 18 at the time of the event but would still like to take part, they can create a staff booking. As staff, they will be involved in the delivery of the event, and will also have access to our adults activity programme.
When is it?
Thursday 11th August 2022 – Monday 15th August 2022
We’ve chosen to run the event over a weekend so that adult volunteers don’t need to take a full 5 days off work. This decision was based upon feedback group groups in the early stages of event planning.
Where is it?
Hallowtree Scout Activity Centre, Ipswich, IP10 0JP
You can find out more about Hallowtree here.
While you may have visited previously, at this event you will see Hallowtree how you’ve never seen it before!
There will also be plenty of on-site activities, including the camp classics such as camp craft, pioneering, archery, air rifles, climbing, abseiling, crate stacking, along with specialist activities like bushcraft, blacksmithing, aqua zorbing and more. Some commercial activities will also be included such as inflatables, trampolines, team games, and more.
The list of activities is constantly being updated so please keep visiting the home page to see the latest programme.
Fees for the event are as follows:
Participants (young people taking part in activities): £90
Leaders: (leaders and other adults camping with a group): £60
The prices above include your camp fee, activity costs and activity transport. They do not include transport to or from the event, or any food or equipment. Full details can be found in the Booking Terms.
We have carefully considered the pricing model for this event, taking into account the financial situation faced by many people following the pandemic.
Our primary focus was the participant cost. We have kept this as low as practically possible so as to remove the barrier of cost barring any young person from attending. £90 for a 5 day event is extremely good value compared to many similar Scout events, most of which cost upwards of £150 per person.
Leader costs are also much higher than £60 for many similar Scout events. We feel that £60 is a fair price, and we are encouraging groups to make use of any awarded support funding to fund leader spaces on this event. Groups may also wish to consider subsidising participant fees, or food costs.
In addition to the above, this event will include a dedicated programme for adults. So you won’t be sat in your mess tent waiting for your participants to turn up for dinner, you will be actively involved in the event, and you will have full access to a range of adult programme items.
April 2022 – Subcamps Allocated
30th April 2022 – Final payments due
June 2022 – Leader Packs Issued
30th June 2022 – No further changes to attendees permitted
During our initial consultation with leaders, some groups said that one of the barriers to their attendance could be the issue of transport.
As a planning team, we have explored several options including providing transport, and we have concluded that the cost of providing transport to all attendees would have had too big an impact on the participant price (which could create an even bigger barrier to attendance) and that the best option for everybody is for us to facilitate transport at a district and group level.
Have a look at the Transport Toolkit we have created to help groups get to-and-from Suffolk Punch.
We have committed to making this event as inclusive as possible.
Have a look at the information on our inclusion page to find out more about how we plan to do this.