Pioneer Scouts | 1st Fressingfield Scout Group

Pioneer Scouts

Each Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol, usually led by a Patrol Leader. They are between the ages of 10.5 – 14. We currently have two Scout Troops and 32 active members. If your child would like to join us, or you’ve got an interest in helping us out then please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!

Pioneer Scouts

We meet on Tuesday nights from 19:00 - 20:45
with 15 active members.

SL – Michael Knights

ASL – Chris Carman-Jones

ASL – Susie Remblance


Young Leader – Chris and Emma

The Pioneer Troop meets on Tuesday evening at 7pm at the Headquarters with 15 active members. Our sessions run until 8.45pm.

The Scout Leader is Michael Knights and the Assistant Leaders are Chris Carman-Jones and Susie Remblance. Explorers Emma and Chris are our Young Leaders. Michael has been involved with the Pioneer Troop since it was formed in 2012 originally as an Assistant Leader, Chris joined us from Cubs in early 2019 and Susie who is a former Beaver Leader joined in 2022. Both Chris and Emma are former members of the Troop.

Each term we try to have sessions based around traditional Scouting skills mixed in with current badge requirements. We attend all Group events and Camps.

In the last couple of years we have had two Troop weekend and a coastal summer camp, and the older members have had weekend Middle of Nowhere camps and an outdoor skills training day.

We have tried archery and air rifle shooting, the martial arts of fencing and capoeira, had a Nerf gun battle, worked on badges, been crabbing, carved pumpkins and taught Cubs about using axes and saws, fire lighting and foil cookery, enjoyed games and challenges and developed teamwork. Most of our members attended Group Camps and enjoyed a weekend of activities and getting to know other members of the Scout Group.

An Activity Day in Norwich involving a Monopoly Run treasure hunt, a pizza lunch and climbing and trampolines in Gravity was a really good day out.

We have taken part in the Hoxne Village Clean Up for the last eight years and also annually run a Pop Up Pancake Café for parents and friends.

If you want to get in touch with the Pioneer Scouts Leadership Team please email Michael Knights at

"Pioneer Scouts litter picking around Hoxne."


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