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3rd Whitton Scout Group. Scout Association registration 19169. Registered Charity No. 1122512

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Ibn Battuta originally started in April 2005 as a cub pack, operating as 6th Whitton and utilising the premises which is now the HQ for all of 3rd Whitton Scout Group activities. For recent photo album click here. For the Ibn Battuta sections micro-site, click here


3rd Whitton (St Edmunds) Scout Group was founded in February 1938. To read about the early history of 3rd Whitton (St Edmunds) sections click here


3rd Whitton leaders provide the Scouting programme for our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. The Group Executive looks after the resources provided to the leaders and, specifically, the finances of the Group.


about us


Parents/friends Battuta


3rd Whitton can’t function without the active support of the parents and guardians of our young people, as well as numerous friends. In particular, providing fund raising and helping at camps and activities.

MORE INFORMATION...... we have prepared a starter kit for parents wanting to know more about starting Scouting at 3rd Whitton and also our Scout Group rules and regulations.

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Ibn Battuta

St Edmunds

Robert Baden-Powell undertook his first experimental camp at Brownsea Island over the period 31 July to 9 August 1907. During that year, and into 1908, Baden-Powell was formulating the text Scouting for Boys which was published as a serial in 6 fortnightly parts (4d each) from 15 January 1908. The text was printed as a single edition later that year.  When Robert Baden-Powell took the group of 20 boys to camp to try out the “Scouting Method”, he probably couldn’t imagine that 100 years later the World Organisation for the Scout Movement (WOSM) would count 28 million members in 155 countries.  

Scouts boating activity 2015