Main Camp – Info for Leaders

This page contains information for leaders for the main Suffolk Punch camp for Scouts and Explorers.

Information on the Beaver and Cub activity days will be published in early 2022. If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch.

The Basics

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

Scouts and Explorers aged 10 – 17 years at the time of the event.

When

Thursday 11th August 2022 – Monday 15th August 2022

Where

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!

Programme

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, scuba diving, 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.

Event Fees

Fees for the event are as follows:

Participants (young people taking part in activities): £90

Leaders: (leaders and other adults attending 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 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.

Transport

We are currently exploring options for group transport to and from the event.

Details will follow shortly.