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2019 Sailing Activities and Courses

Scouts sailingThis year’s water activities programme is now ready to go, with RYA Sailing Courses and open boating for all Scouts & Explorers to join in with. All courses based on national governing body standards and taught by qualified instructors, leading to formal qualifications as well as Scout badges.

As you may be aware, we are due to undertake some significant building works at The Den, hopefully starting in the next few months. This is likely to impact on our ability to run boating courses at The Den, and as such we have had to cut down on the number of courses we are able to run  this year.

PDF Water Activities Programme Summer 2019

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Exploring Essex During County Backpack 2019

This year Renown scouts entered county backpack for the first time.

County backpack, organised by Essex Scouts,  is a two-day Incident Hike around the local countryside, The scouts had to visit as many bases as possible each day before returning to the campsite. This was no easy task with some groups hiking over 40KM during the event.

As well as completing the tasks at the bases the scouts also had to plan their own routes, fill out the route cards and walk between the basses unaccompanied by the leaders. This was a great chance for them to practice their map reading skills ready for our next adventure.

 

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Fundraising Meal A Huge Success

It was terrific to see so many people tonight at our Chinese meal fundraiser. The evening had fantastic food, a great atmosphere and best of all we raised £559 for 3rd CB.

A big thank you must go to Fortune Garden for hosting us, June Store Coffee & Donuts for donating gifts and to the fundraising team for organising the event.

Further fundraising events are being planned, so we look forward to seeing you all at the next one!

Celebrating Our Young People

On Saturday 26 January 3rdCB held the Group’s annual Presentation Evening – our opportunity to tell friends, families and the rest of 3rdCB what we’ve been up to over the past year, and celebrate the achievements of all the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers over the past year.

Each section took it in turns to talk about their activities, present awards for competitions across the year, and honour the young people who had really stood out. Awards were presented by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Essex Jennifer Tolhurst, who is Her Majesty the Queen’s personal representative in the county.

Congratulations to everyone who received an award!

 

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Tribute To Ian Johnson MBE

Ian took up his first adult appointment at the age of 18 years, and then took on the role of Sea Scout leader 4 Years Later,  which he held for a staggering 47 years. In 2015 Ian became Group Scout Leader and he remained in this role until he passed away.

The video below contains memories of Ian held by members of the group and was produced for Presentation Evening 2019.