Summer has been a little hit and miss so far this year, but that didn’t stop a collection of 3rdCB’s old (and not so old) boys and girls returning for their annual reunion at The Den. The Guzzlers’ Den Day is a firm favourite in the summer calendar, getting former members of the Group together to relive their youth in the Old Town, get afloat and show off their sailing prowess (in a slightly more sedate manner than the current batch of Scouts), and tell stories around the BBQ. It was great to see some old faces, and to welcome the family of Dave Packer back to Old Leigh for the day. Some guzzling may also have occurred…
A wide range of events and social meetings planned within the Leigh Creek Guzzler Association for 2016, please see the following planned events. Further details will be confirmed closer to the event date. Continue reading Guzzler Events 2016
Keep up to date with our Old Boys (and girls) club – the Leigh Creek Guzzlers Association. The latest newsletter (edition 106!) with news and dates for future social events and gatherings is now available online here:
GUZZLETTER 106 (November 2015)
Minutes of the recent AGM are also available here: Guzzler AGM 2015 Minutes
We’re sad to announce that Ron Cox, President of The Guzzlers, former leader and long-time friend of the Group, passed away on Wednesday 26th August while in hospital.
Ron lived in Wales, where he was the Scout Association’s Water Activities Advisor for Wales. But before moving away from Leigh, Ron was very active as the Group’s Rover Scout Leader in the early 1960’s. When asked to become the President of the Guzzlers in 2010 he was absolutely delighted and visited the Group as much as he could or gave his advise to the Group in his capacity of Water Advisor. For all we’ve not seen much of him he remained a dear friend of the Group and Guzzlers.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ron’s wife Betty and his family at this very sad time.
On Saturday 4th July it is the Guzzler Sailing Day and BBQ down The Den, we are also using this event to recruit any new members who want to join the ranks of the Guzzlers. Continue reading Guzzler Sailing/BBQ Day – Saturday 4th July
On February 10th 2015 the Guzzlers will be visiting the Imperial War Museum in London for their first social activity of the year.
Meet outside at 1100hrs. Drinks & lunch will be enjoyed locally afterwards of course. Any Guzzler’s wishing to go please let Stuart Clay know on firstname.lastname@example.org and full details will be sent a week before the visit.
If you’re not a member of the Guzzlers yet and wish to go there is still time! Please follow the link below on how to become a fully fledged member.
The Guzzlers 2014 AGM will be on Tuesday 7th October 2014 at 2000, which I am pleased to say will be at The Den where we will be more comfortable than squeezed into a pub. This will be followed by a Pub Night at The Smack on completion. Any current or ex 3rd CB members who would like to join the Guzzler’s are welcome to come along and join!
Please put the date in your diaries and if there any items for inclusion in the agenda or revision of Aims do advise Stuart before the end of September.
On Tuesday 15th July is the Guzzler’s Summer Pub Night brought back after a short break. Taking place at the Crooked Billet from 1900hrs, come down and join us take in the sun and the sights and have a beer or two with a seafood snack from Osborne’s!
On Saturday 14th June the Leigh Creek Guzzlers are holding a recruitment day. For those that do not know, the Guzzlers are the “old boys” of 3rd CB. Historically you could only be a member if you had previously been invested in the Group, but it has been agreed to relax that a little and to open up membership to anyone who has an association with the group which would include any interested parents and is over the age of 18. Ex members of SRS Solebay have also been entitled to join but to date I believe there has been minimal take up from that section so it would be nice to see some of the “old girls” join up.
Continue reading Guzzler Den & Recruitment Day – Saturday 14th June