Explorer Unit Programme

Current Programmes

Explorer Unit Programme PDF Explorer Unit Thursday Programme
Summer 2019 

See ESU Facebook Group for latest version

Sunday Duty Patrol
PDFSunday Duty Patrol Rota
Sept 2018 – Aug 2019
prog-boating
PDFWater Activities Programme
Summer 2019

Health warning: The programmes are subject to change. If in doubt talk to the leader team.

Upcoming Events

Jul
20
Sat
Summer Camp Kit Move
Jul 20 @ 10:00 – 14:00

Moving the equiptment from the stores to The Den ready for Summer Camp 2019. Parents are encouraged to attend to help.

Jul
25
Thu
Loading Camp Van
Jul 25 @ 18:00 – 20:30

Loading the Camp Equiptment. It is expected that all those attending advanced party will attend.

Jul
27
Sat
Group Summer Camp
Jul 27 – Aug 3 all-day

This summer we will be holding a Group Camp for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.

We all camp in tents for the week, with Scouts & Explorers cooking in their patrols over open fires in a back to basics style. There will be a number of activities, games and competitions throughout the week as well as a day or two off-site to the beach and/or local town.

Beavers camp for the first weekend, Cubs Saturday to Thursday, Scouts/Explorers Saturday to Saturday.

Bookings and Payment

Bookings for summer camp are now closed. To make the final payment if you haven’t already done so please visit the online bookings tool.

Kit Lists

PDF Renown Troop Kit List

PDF Solebay Troop Kit List

Timings

Drop Off: Saturday, 27th July – 10.00am. The coaches will be boarded at the large bus stop by Westcliff High School for Boys on Kenilworth Gdns. Parents can park in the playground to the rear of the boy’s school. All Scouts must be in Square rigs, Scarves, uniform trousers and uniform shoes (blue/black socks). Caps must be brought. You must also bring your Jumper for Church parade as well as your Group Polo shirt for the trip off site. Kit will be stowed in the coaches. A packed lunch is required.

Collection (Scouts/Explorers): Saturday, 3rd August – 4pm(ish). Arrive back at Leigh Railway station short stay car park at 4.00pm (depending on traffic). Please do not park in the short stay car park as it causes too much chaos and is potentially dangerous with the number of parents/scouts there. Instead please park in the long stay car park behind the station or in the smaller car park by the tip.

Cake Competition

If anyone is keen on baking please send along a cake (or small cakes) with your child. We will use these for their supper and as a bit of fun will be judged in a competition (no prizes except public recondition and glory of your baking skills!). Please do not send any chocolate or creamy cakes as we will struggle to keep them fresh, and they MUST be sent in a plastic sealable box (not just in cling film or foil) along with the Scout’s name written on.

Other Details

Medication. If your child needs to take medication whilst at camp, please inform the relevant section leader (Jon Whiteley for Renown Troop or Karen Cruiks for Solebay Troop). Do NOT send any private personal first aid kits to camp. All first aid equipment is provided. We have arranged details with the local Doctors to provide medical treatment if required. You should have completed a medical form for your son or daughter. If you think that you have not, please contact the section leader.

Pocket money. We recommend no more than £25 for the week, and please make sure that it comes in change rather than notes and in a moneybag clearly marked with the Scout’s name. This should be paid into the camp bank as this will stop it being lost, which will be open each day

The Theme day this year is Underground Stations. Scouts will need to take along fancy dress for that day. It will be judged as a Patrol Competition, so be as creative as possible. The Patrols will decide their station in advance and PLs must inform patrol members of what they plan to do, as well as what they will do with decorating their tent and site, well before we go to camp.

Advance Party. PLs on the advance party are to meet at The Den at 8.30am on Friday 26th July. Group polo shirts and uniform (incl. Jumper, square rig, trousers and shoes) do not need to be worn, but must be brought. A packed lunch will be required. Personal kit will go on the minibuses with the PLs on the Friday morning.

All PLs are required to help load the lorry on the Thursday evening (26th July) at 6pm at the Den. You should be done by about 7.30pm.

Aug
31
Sat
Open Boating
Aug 31 @ 11:00 – 16:30

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming.

Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat.

You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability.

If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

Sep
1
Sun
Open Boating
Sep 1 @ 11:45 – 17:30

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming.

Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat.

You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability.

If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

Sep
14
Sat
Open Boating
Sep 14 @ 10:45 – 16:30

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming.

Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat.

You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability.

If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

Sep
15
Sun
Leigh Regatta
Sep 15 @ 10:30 – 17:00
Scouts man the stalls at this year's Leigh Regatta
Scouts man the stalls at Leigh Regatta

The Leigh Regatta in Leigh-on-Sea is an annual community & charity event organised by the Sea Scout/Explorer Groups based in the Old Town along with the Leigh Lions. Each year, the event raises money for nominated charities as well as for the local Scout Groups around Leigh-on-Sea.

The Old Leigh High Street will close for the whole day, allowing the Leigh Regatta to take full advantage of the space for all the entertainment, craft stalls, side shows, competitions and water events, including sailing run by EYC & LSC, the Scout Pentathlon, Cub Welly Hoying, live music, fun stalls and entertainers.

All Scouts & Explorers are asked to help on stalls, raise money and set up/pack up on the day. We also need support from parents and families on stalls and in the tea tent, and donations of prizes for our stalls which raise funds for 3rdCB. This is our biggest fund raising event of the year, if you can help out please talk to any of the leaders.

We’re after donations of cakes, teddies, jumble and old crockery, so if you like backing or are having a post-summer clear out, please drop them into The Den before the Regatta.

We’re also after adult help in the tea tent and on the Scout stalls on the day. If you have an hour or two free and are able to help out please drop us an email at TheDen@3rdCB.org.uk with when you’re about to we can put a rota together, or just pop down on the day and talk to one of the leaders.

Sep
29
Sun
Open Boating
Sep 29 @ 10:30 – 16:30

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming.

Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat.

You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability.

If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

Oct
12
Sat
Open Boating
Oct 12 @ 10:00 – 17:00

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming.

Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat.

You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability.

If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

Oct
13
Sun
Open Boating
Oct 13 @ 10:30 – 17:00

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming.

Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat.

You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability.

If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

Oct
20
Sun
Harvest Festival Church Parade
Oct 20 @ 10:30 – 12:15

The Church PennantChurch Parade Service at the New Road Fishermen’s Chapel.

Meet at The Den at 10:30 in full uniform as usual. We will parade from The Den to New Road Church. Parents are welcome to join us for the service. We will be finished at The Den at 1215.

As this is the Harvest Festival church parade please bring a non-perishable food item such as TIns or Pasta which will be donated to local charities.

Dec
15
Sun
Christmas Toy and Carol Service
Dec 15 @ 10:30 – 10:45

Our December Church Parade takes place in The Den, with families and the congregation from the Fisherman’s Chapel invited to join us. This is held as a toy & carol service at our usual time of 10.30 for an 11.00 start on Sunday 16th December.

Families and friends are very welcome to join us to sing some carols, and we will be delighted if you will join us afterwards for mince pies and coffee.

Toy Sunday Service 2014The toys received have gone for many years to the Marigold Centre which gives support to troubled families within Southend Borough. The centre can only accept new toys in their original wrappings (with instructions etc) and not gift wrapped.

For our youth members who are thinking of others at this time of year and wish to donate their own toys that they have either outgrown or don’t use (and maybe make space for their new Christmas presents), we will gladly also receive these, and pass them to  HARP – a local homeless project which we also support. Again, please leave these unwrapped to they can be given out appropriately.

Hopefully you will encourage your child to buy a new gift with their own pocket money to give some joy to a child less fortunate.

 

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