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What’s going on in 3rd Chalkwell Bay

Lost Property

Over the past year we’ve gathered a fair bit of lost properly at The Den, including lots of coats left in the lobby for a considerable time. This Sunday after Church Parade we will be laying it all out for you to take a look for any misplaced items you may have left at The Den; please take a look and reclaim it. Any items not collected by Sunday will be donated to a local charity shop.

3rdCB Drum Core

Drum Core
Many years ago, 3rd Chalkwell Bay were proud to have our own Drum Core made up of Scouts, Sea Rangers and the old Ventures. The girls and boys of the Core attended weekly practice sessions at the Den and accompanied the Group at all Church Parades and major parades/events.

Unfortunately because of the experienced drummers leaving the group and no one new coming along to lead and teach the Core, it disbanded.

It has been a wish of the current Leaders to try and get the Core up and running again, however this would not be possible unless a new drumming instructor could be found who could teach military marching beats. Fortunately it appears that we may have found such a person. Continue reading 3rdCB Drum Core

Sainsbury’s Active Kids

Sainsbury's Active KidsDo you shop at Sainsbury’s? We’re 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.

Guzzlers Imperial War Museum Visit – 10th Feb 2015

3rdCB-CrestOn 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 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.

Leigh Creek Guzzlers Association

Curry night fundraiser – Sun 8 Feb 15

CurryFundraising is key to keeping 3rdCB running, and our young people in all sections enjoying the facilities available to them. To kick start these events for 2015 we are holding a curry night at Le Raj, London Road, Leigh on Sea (near to The Elms pub) on Sunday 8th February starting at 6pmThis should be a really good evening and you are more than welcome to bring friends & family along with you. All it will cost is £12 per adult and £ 10 per child. Continue reading Curry night fundraiser – Sun 8 Feb 15

2015 Church Parades & Services

The Group holds a parade service, where Church_Pennantwe march (weather dependant) to The Fishermen’s Chapel (New Road Church) at the other end of Old Leigh 5-6 times a year and we also hold two family services at The Den in the Summer and at Christmas.

We meet at The Den at 10:30 in full uniform, and are normally finished by 12:15. Family and friends are welcome to join us in the chapel for the service. If your child is unable to attend the parade please inform their section leader. Read more…

Group Presentation Evening – Fri 30th Jan

Another year has sailed by and once again it’s time to celebrate the achievements of our members at our Presentation Evening, arranged this year by the Explorer Scouts.

The event is being held at Leigh Road Baptist Church, Leigh Road, Leigh-On-Sea. The doors open from 18:45 for 19:30 start, the evening finishes at around 21:30. All members of the Group are encouraged to attend and in full uniform. Continue reading Group Presentation Evening – Fri 30th Jan

Christmas Toy & Carol Service

Thank you to everyone who came to our Christmas Carol and Toy Service on Sunday 14 Dec, especially those who brought toys along for the Marigold Centre and HARP, which will be given to those less fortunate than ourselves in the Southend area. Music was provided by Taste, a Christian Rock Band, giving a slightly different flavour to the morning. Juliet Kilpin from the Fishermen’s Chapel on New Road ran the service and dedicated Solebay Troop’s new colour in the process.

This was also the last formal event for our outgoing Group Scout Leader, Carol, who retires at the end of December after 14 years at the helm of 3rdCB (and many more before that in Scouting). We wish her all the best, but are sure this won’t be the last we see of her.

A few photos from the service are on our Facebook Group, and a video of the carols-with-a-difference is on our YouTube channel.