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Sea Rangers become Scouts

crest-solebayOn Monday 3 November the Group’s Sea Ranger section, SRS Solebay, are transferring over on mass to become a second Sea Scout Troop at The Den. Solebay formed in 1981 to offer a girls section at The Den before they were routinely accepted into Scouting, but as the organisation and support has shrunk on a national level the difficult decision was taken to move over the Scout Association.
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Bag Packing Fundraising Event – 15/16 November

2014-morrisonsOn Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th November 2014 the Group will be taking part in a fundraising event at Morrisons, London Road, Hadleigh. The idea is for members to be at the checkouts offering to pack customers shopping for a small donation to the Group.

Although the Group haven’t done this kind of fundraising before, other Scouts & charities have done, and raised over £500. Subs only cover about 1/3 of the Group’s running costs so events like this are really important for us to sustain the activities and equipment we provide. Continue reading Bag Packing Fundraising Event – 15/16 November

Old Leigh Regatta – £2,766 raised!

2014-regatta_towThe donations have been counted, and we raised a massive £2,766 on the day from the Tea Tent, stalls and collections by the Sea Scout and Sea Rangers. This is in addition to the Explorers’ £320 share from the Krazy Kitchen & Coconut shy.

This is an amazing amount, especially from just one day, and we would like to say a huge thank you to the many young people, parents and helpers that came down to support the tea tent, stalls and work on the barriers. Without you we could not have run our side of the Regatta and raise such a high amount.

Next year will hopefully be back to both days and we will need help again from parents. Many of you on the day said that you would be happy to help and get involved. More information will be given out as and when things develop for next year’s event. Again, huge thanks to all involved.

Old Leigh Regatta

Huge thanks to everyone who visited and supported this year’s Old Leigh Regatta. It’s been a really great day, topped off by winning the Scout Pentathlon against 4th/6th Leigh (in every event!). A special note of thanks to everyone that helped out on stalls and in the tea tent, and that was down early this morning to help set everything up, and pack it all away again this evening.

The money is still being counted to see how much we’ve raised so watch this space.


Regatta Help and Prizes

Punch & Judy at Old Leigh RegattaAs you most likely will be aware, this year’s Old Leigh Regatta this year is running slightly different to normal, and we need your help to get the most out of the day. The Leigh Lions are now overseeing the event, with 3rdCB are involved in helping and running a few of our own stalls including the Tea Tent. We have tried to keep as many of the traditional favourites in the Regatta as possible, such as the Coconut Shy, Crazy Kitchen, Cub’s Welly Hoying, Tug of War, the Scout Pentathlon (between ourselves and 4th/6th Leigh) and the Tea Tent selling cakes, rolls, tea and coffee, as well as the Sea Rangers and Sea Scouts distributing programmes and tin collecting as usual. It will all run only on the Sunday 14 September instead of the whole weekend.

As you can imagine we will need help with many of the above events but the main ones are:

  • Adults to help man the traffic barriers at the fly-over
  • Adults and older children to help in the Tea Tent
  • Adults and children to help run the stalls – Crazy Kitchen, Coconut Shy, Hook-a-duck, Face Painting
  • General help to get stalls and the Tea Tent set up and dismantled at the end of the day

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Old Leigh Regatta 2014

Old Leigh Regatta is back on!
Having previously been cancelled due to a lack of volunteers, Old Leigh Regatta is now back on with the help of The Leigh-on-Sea Lions Club who are now running the event.

The Leigh Regatta in Leigh-on-Sea is an annual charity event organised by the three Sea Scout/Explorer Groups based in the Old Town. Each year, the event raises money for an additional nominated charity as well as for the local Scout Groups around Leigh-on-Sea.

This year it will be run by the Leigh-on-Sea Lions Club, supported by the Old Town Scout Groups. Although on a smaller format than previous years the Regatta favourites will still be running, including sailing run by EYC & LSC, the Scout Pentathlon, Cub Welly Hoying, live music, fun stalls and entertainers.

The Old Leigh High Street will close for the whole day, allowing the Leigh Regatta to take full advantage of the space for all the entertainment, craft stalls, side shows, competitions and water events.

All Scouts, Sea Rangers & Explorers are asked to help on stalls, raise money and set up/pack up on the day. We also need support from parents and families on stalls and in the tea tent, and donations of prizes for our stalls which raise much-needed funds for 3rdCB. If you can help out please talk to any of the leaders.

More details of the events are on the Love Southend Website at:

Percussion’s back in the water

After many months of hard work and fundraising by the Explorer Unit, the Group’s EOD, Percussion,  is back in the water. After a thorough test sail during the week, the Unit took her, along with the Gig, a Wanderer and a couple of support boats over to Yantlet Beach in Kent for an overnight expedition, sleeping out under the stars.

Here’s a quick video of the fleet under sail on the way back home on Sunday morning:

Many thanks to everyone from 3rdCB and Essex YC that helped out by donating their time or money to the project.