All Beavers, Cubs, Sea Scouts & Explorers, and of course all their families and friends, are invited to join us at The Den for the Group’s annual Open Day on Sunday 9 July, from 11:00. It’s a great chance to see what we get up to, get out on the water in some of our boats, meet the leaders and other parents, and enjoy a summer BBQ in Old Leigh.
The Leigh Creek Guzzlers, 3rdCB alumni association, held a most successful and enjoyable Trafalgar Night Dinner at The Dowsing Room, Benfleet Yacht Club on Saturday 22nd October 2016 when 21 GUZZLERS, along with their wives and partners, sat down to a traditional dinner. Continue reading Guzzlers celebrate Trafalgar Night
The Guzzlers took a trip across the English Channel on board one of the Rona Sailing Projects yachts, Merrilyn for a week in September. The Merrilyn trip was quite unusual as the first afternoon we had light fair winds to go from Hamble to Yarmouth but then a near gale to go to Poole where we retired to the pub. For the next 6 days we had zero wind and flat seas and motored everywhere. Continue reading Guzzlers adventures on Merrilyn
The Guzzlers took a trip on ‘Calypso’ on Friday 22nd – 24th July 2016 to the Whitstable Oyster Festival. The Whitstable trip was a good one this year, with plenty of fun all round. It started with the usual dash on the Friday tide from Leigh starting at 3 hours before and arriving in Faversham around high water where we were made welcome by Iron Wharf boatyard and settled down for a late lunch. Neil organised an interesting cider tasting session on board and we then enjoyed the peaceful and serine setting of Faversham Creek before showers and hitting the town. Continue reading Guzzlers sail in search of oysters
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