Community Minded

Royal British Legion

Scouting in Sutton is a very well supported and active part of the Community, and takes its place in the community respectfully, helping commemorate Armistice with not only the March, flag bearing and service, but also remembering the fallen in the village with commemorative artworks, working with the Royal British Legion.

A joint community project with the Royal British Legion, gained press and TV coverage

Support Other Charities

We support other charities in the village offering catering and BBQs to the school, the village picnic feast group, the football and cricket club. This not only brings in funds but raises awareness of the group and is beneficial in recruiting new boys and girls into the organisation.

Teaching Others our Fitness Skills

Using their fitness skills acquired during their badge work the group designed and helped run an obstacle course for the young spectators at the village 10k, run by the village feast committee, everyone enjoyed the physical fun and the reward medals, even The Beast had a go!

We Love to Bake

In an effort to support our villagers during the pandemic, we used our skills to provide tea and cake delivery, with messages from our young people to lift the spirits. We linked these events with fundraising for the nhs with a lovely thank you message, and garden tours in conjunction with the national open garden schemes, to bring some light relief to our viewers. For many this was a much needed doorstep conversation, and working with the village time bank we were able to help those very much in isolation. We used the service to thank many key supporters along the way.

Supporting the Older Generations

Our group has enjoyed supporting the community cafe “nellies” helping serve the regular customers. Nellies welcome our help and their customers have financially supported our cause. This gives our young people the opportunity to help the more mature members of our community, who love sharing their memories of Scouting with our young people.

Nellie's Community Cafe

“We were delighted to be approached by the Sutton Scouts who asked if they could be considered as a worthy cause. (We ask groups to approach us rather than us approach them).

Support is a two way thing & the scouts proved to be the most engaged group of people we have raised funds for, coming along to events REGULARLY, bringing cakes to sell & helping out at the cafe sessions. We have been impressed by the dedication from all levels within the organisation to promote & sustain the future of the scouting movement in Sutton.”

Looking after our Environment

We‘re mutually supported by the conservation society, learning about our environment, helping clean up the village and planting trees. You can see us here helping clear the graveyard.

We’re not afraid of hard work, we turn out en mass for litter picks.

What the Sutton Conservation Society say:

  • “The scouts have our full support for this project“
  • “We have worked with the scouts many times around the village to plant trees, bulbs & also planted fruit trees & cared for them by regularly watering them until established. As the scouts intend to offer the facilities for other users in the village, we will definitely be very happy to take up that offer.”

Scouts deliver Christmas

The group has become a particular feature of the community in the run up to Christmas, with our visiting sleigh and tea with Santa, a local artist even depicts us in a Christmas card with the village church! Supporting our community we run a postal service around the local villages, a service very much needed to keep our more isolated members of the community in touch.

Each year the group tour Sutton and other local villages spreading good cheer and raising awareness of the group with the next generation of scouts.


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