As the weather starts to improve and we get to spend more time outdoors, we made a video of some of the adventures that our Sea Scouts got up to during 2016, and what to expect this year: out on the water, around Old Leigh, and camping at Essex International Jamboree.
Do you shop at Sainsbury’s? Our Cubs are collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers, which let us get activity & cooking equipment for FREE!
If you have any vouchers, please drop them in to the box in The Den so we can keep running an exciting & active programme for our young people.
We would love to invite you, your family and friends to our fundraising Band Night on 18 March 2017.
The evening promises to be great! The band ‘Below Sea Level’ are a very popular band who appeal to all ages and music tastes. Doors will open at 7.30pm and the band starts at 8pm finishing at 11.30pm in the lower hall of the Leigh Community Centre, Elm Road.
The bar will be open but feel free to BYO snacks, grab a table or dance the night away!
December has been a busy month for fundraising at 3rdCB. We started off with a new venture – singing Christmas Carols to commuters at Leigh Station on their way home. Led by Ralph Faulkes (aka Mr Baloo) the choir raised £407 over a couple of hours on a cold Tuesday evening – thank you to all those who came along and sang, as well as the generous commuters of Leigh, and to C2C for having us.
The next weekend we were in Morrison’s in Hadleigh helping shoppers pack their bags and spreading Christmas cheer in return for small donations. These worked out at over £1325 over two days thanks to the kindness of Morrison’s customers, along with a letter from the store’s Community Champion praising the efforts of the Scouts and inviting us back again soon.
Finally, Scout parent Giles Starkey has been busy on behalf of the Group as well. Giles was sponsored to sail 2,700 miles across the Atlantic from Grand Canaria to St Lucia as part of the ARC Rally on the 48′ yacht EH01. Giles raised over £1,250 for the Group’s new boating centre project (there still time to donate if you haven’t already), and arranged further donation of £3,500 from his employers at First State Investments – Thank you very much for all your work Giles.
If you have any ideas for fundraising activities, would like to donate, of if your company would be filling to support us, please get in contact. All funds raised are going towards our New Boating Centre Project and general operating costs to keep Scouting in Old Leigh affordable for all.
A huge thank you to everyone that was involved with Old Leigh Regatta on Sunday 18 September. The day was a big success and we raised over £2,500 for the Group from the Tea Tent, stalls and collecting tins. Thanks to all that helped with jumble, cake and teddy donations and to everyone that helped on the day too with the setting up and taking down the event as well as running the stalls, collecting tins and road barriers. We simply could not have run it without all your help. BIG THANKS!
Old Leigh was buzzing as families came down to enjoy the atmosphere and join in the run. A big thanks to The Daisy Bowlers and The Delta Jacks, who amongst others provided us with some great live music in the Mayflower car park to accompany 3rdCB’s games and stalls.
To top it off, the 3rdCB team won the Scout Pentathlon against 4th/6th Leigh. The two Old Town Groups battled it out in a sedan chair race, tug-o-war, rowning, sailing and the grand finale – the marsh race. A huge well done to all the boys that took park and maintained 3rdCB’s place on top!
A team of 7 leaders, parents & supporters from 3rdCB entered the HARP 24 Hour Race on 25-26 June, raising money for Our Big Project – the Group’s new boating centre.
The gruelling day and night running race was held at Westcliff Rugby Club and involved the team running as many laps as possible in a 24 hour period – in total they managed 153 miles!
The team consisted of: Tom Ager-Lowden (Scout Troop Assistant), Jamie Hockley (Cub Pack Assistant and Beaver & Cub Dad), Colin Lander (Long Standing Supporter of 3rdCB), Martin Palmer (Asst Cub Leader and Scout & Cub Dad), Louis Phillips (Asst Cub Leader), Rik Snarey (Scout Dad and husband of Asst Cub Leader Chantal) and Simon Whalley (Scout & Beaver Dad).
In total, the team raised over £1,100 towards the new boating centre. A huge thank you to all 7 of them, not to mention all the supporters who came to visit and cheer them on, and all the parents, relatives and friends who sponsored them and donated money to help us make Our Big Project a reality!
A huge thank you to all the Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, leaders and parents that helped out at the May Fair on Monday and made it such a success. We raised £608 on the stalls, including a donation from St Clements for borrowing our marquee and tables.
The funds raised will be used to support activities for the Cubs & Scouts over the coming year, including the Troops’ visit to Essex International Jamboree in July.
Do 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.
Thank you to all the Cubs, Scouts, Explorers & parents who joined us at Morrison’s on the 4th October for the bag packing fund raiser. We took a whopping £1,357.70 in donations! Well done! The leader team got so many comments from the shoppers about how polite and smart you all were.
We’re sharing half of the donations raised with Morrison’s chosen charity, but have been asked back before Christmas (Sun 6th December) to do some more bag packing, when it is much busier and we get to keep everything we take – more details will be out about that nearer the time.
Our share of the money raised is going towards the general Group running/activity fund.
3rdCB ran some games and stalls at St Clement’s May Fair on Bank Holiday Monday. We raised £415 from the stalls, plus another £200 donation for the use of our marquee, tables and chairs. That means we’ve raised a grand total of £615 for the Group, a great result and a massive thank you to all the Scouts, Explorers & Leaders who were there for you hard work in making the day a success.