Welcome to 3rd Chalkwell Bay Sea Scout Group. Founded in 1931, 3rd Chalkwell Bay operates from our purpose built headquarters in the Old Town of Leigh on Sea in Essex, where we run a huge array activities and training for boys and girls ages 6 to 18 and beyond. We are recognised by the Royal Navy as one of the top 100 Sea Scout Groups in the country.

As a Sea Scout Group a lot of our activities are based on the water, and we have a large fleet of our own boats including Wanderers, Topazs & a Laser Stratos, plus a collection of safety and rowing boats to name a few. We are an RYA and BRA Recognised Training Centre, giving formal sailing, power boating and rowing training to national standards most weekends. We also offer an array of land based activities and traditional Scouting skills such as hiking, climbing, camping, and visits away.

The Group has five sections, Beavers for 6-8 year olds, Cubs for 8–10½ year olds, two Sea Scout Troops for boys & girls aged 10½ – 14, and the Endeavour Explorer Sea Scout Unit for 14-18 year olds. All sections are led by a dedicated and experienced team of volunteers and qualified instructors. There is also an old boys (and girls) association called the Leigh Creek Guzzlers, which is open to anyone who has ever been associated with the Group.

Minutes Secretary Required

Can you spare a few hours a month to help out the Group’s management team? After 6 years in post our Minutes Secretary is standing down and we’re looking to recruit another parent or supporter to take over from her. The post involves making notes of what is discussed at the bi-monthly Executive Committee Meetings and passing these out to members of the committee. It’s only a small role, but important to help keep 3rdCB running smoothly. Continue reading Minutes Secretary Required

Prize Donations for May Fair

Please donate a bottle and/or any unwanted new gifts as prizes for our May Fair stalls.

Hook a duck stall at the May FairWhilst we are all enjoying the next bank holiday (Monday 30th May), the leaders, kids and a few parents will be trying to raise funds for all our children’s benefit. We would like to take a bumper tombola stall to the Leigh May Fair, as well as prizes for our other stalls, so anything you can donate will make a huge difference. Drop stuff at Den asap (pick up can be arranged for bulk donations!). A huge thank you in advance from the Parent Support Group.


Leaders in the London Marathon

TTom and Brendawo of 3rdCB’s leader team are running in the London Marathon today! ASL Tom Ager-Lowden and Treasurer Brenda Ayling are raising money for the Paget’s Association and Wellchild respectively.

We wish them both all the best and a fantastic day running round London. There’s still time to donate to both of them for these fantastic causes at:


Well done to Tom and Brenda for completing the race. Tom came in at 03:58:00 and Brenda at 05:25:37, a brilliant feat!

Raise funds for 3rdCB while you shop – Online Shopping with Easy Fundraising

Easy Fundraising websiteDo you shop online? Of course you do! 3rdCB have signed up with Easy Fundraising, which gives us a donation every time you buy something online from a huge range of stores including Amazon, eBay, Argos, Expedia and Tesco.

It’s free to sign up and really simple to used. Once you’ve signed up every time you buy online, take a look on the Easy Fundraising site  to see if your favourite shop is listed. If you buy, they donate a small percentage of the value back to 3rdCB – but you still pay the same price in the shop!

Visit 3rdCB.org.uk/easy-fundraising/ to find out more and sign up.

2016 Boating Sessions and Course Dates

RYA Sailing Stage 1, 2 & 3 courses underway

RYA LogoThroughout the year the Group runs a variety of sailing and rowing courses based on national governing body standards and taught by qualified instructors.  Below is the Group’s Water Activity Programme for this year, which gives details of the planned boating sessions & courses for the year, and information about how to book a place on a course.

Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability – please keep an eye on the Group Facebook page where we will post updates on activities. Please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

PDF 2016 Water Activities and Courses Programme. All sessions are also in the Group’s online calendar at 3rdcb.org.uk/events and listed at the bottom of this page.

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GSL Ian receives the MBE

GSL Ian Johnson receives the MBE from HRH the Prince of WalesCongratulations to our GSL Ian Johnson on his investiture today at Buckingham Palace as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, by HRH The Prince of Wales.

Ian has been Scout Leader and more recently Group Scout Leader with 3rd Chalkwell Bay since 1964, and was awarded the MBE for his work not only with 3rdCB, but also with St Johns Ambulance and as Governor of West Leigh School and many other youth and community groups around Leigh over the years.

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