Unit Programme

Current Programmes

Explorer Unit Programme PDF Explorer Unit Thursday Programme
Spring 2017
Sunday Duty Patrol
PDFSunday Duty Patrol Rota
Sept 2016 – Sep 2017
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PDFWater Activities Programme
2017 Programme Coming Soon

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

Upcoming Events

Feb
25
Sat
Presentation Evening
Feb 25 @ 18:30 – 21:00

3rd Chalkwell Bay Presentation Evening 2015Our annual chance to celebrate the achievements of our youth members over the past year at the Group’s Presentation Evening.

This year’s event will be back at Leigh Road Baptist Church, the doors are open from 1830 for a 1915 start.  All members of the Group and their parents/family are invited to attend (full uniform for members please).

3rd Chalkwell Bay Presentation Evening 2015During the evening awards will be presented to the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers for their achievements throughout the year. The different sections will also be providing displays on their activities throughout the year.

After the presentations we will be serving refreshments to give you the opportunity to look at the displays and meet the leader team & other parents.

Mar
4
Sat
Den Cleanup Weekend
Mar 4 @ 09:30 – Mar 5 @ 16:00

Over the weekend of 4th/5th March the Den will be getting a spring clean. We need a working party of adults and parents who can volunteer to give the Den a coat of paint in the rooms upstairs and down, plus carry out a few small repairs. Our HQ gets a lot of use a little TLC is well deserved to keep it in the best condition for our young people.

We will be starting from 9.30 each day and refreshments will be provided. If you can help even if for only an hour or two, or can donate by providing paintbrushes or dust sheets it’ll be much appreciated.

If you can help in anyway please let us know so we can judge the catering and jobs we can achieve.

Mar
7
Tue
Derbyshire Briefing
Mar 7 @ 19:30 – 20:30

Pre-trip briefing and meeting for the Easter walking and activity trip to Castleton. We will discuss the plan for the week and clothing/kit requirements. Group hiking equipment will be available to hire at the end of this meeting. All persons attending the trip are required to attend.

Mar
18
Sat
Band Night
Mar 18 @ 19:30 – 23:30

Dance the night away, spend time with family, catch up with friends and have fun all whilst supporting 3rd Chalkwell Bay Sea Scouts at 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!

On the night we will be auctioning off Musto sailing jackets, running a 100 square and an amazing raffle which has been well supported by local businesses with lots of prizes to be won!

Please support this night, all proceeds are going to the Group, it would be great to see you!

Tickets

Tickets are £10 for adults, or £5 for family members under 16.

Print and return the slip below to one of the leaders at The Den along with payment. Tickets will be sent home with your child.
PDF Band Night Letter & Reply Slip

You can also buy tickets securely online through EventBrite (there is a small surcharge to cover EventBrite’s fees). Simply fill in the form below to order:

Alternatively contact Sarah Hodder (sarah.hodder@hotmail.co.uk / Mobile: 07720 842695)

Mar
19
Sun
Church Parade
Mar 19 @ 10:30 – 12:15
Church Parade @ The Den / New Road Fishermen's Chapel

The Group holds a parade service on the third Sunday of every month, where we march (weather dependant) to The Fishermen’s Chapel (New Road Church) at the other end of Old Leigh.

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. All sections are welcome to attend, and it counts towards faith and challenge & activity badges.

More details and the full list of Church Parades are available here

Apr
8
Sat
Derbyshire
Apr 8 – Apr 15 all-day

Derbyshire 2015The Scouts’ annual Easter Walking and Activity Week to Castleton in the Derbyshire Peak District.

There will be a varied programme including hill walking, wild camping, swimming and we are hoping to include other activities such as cycling and low level climbing. The centre consists of a dining hall, sports hall and a dormitory block, as well as playing fields. The dormitory block is a modern, centrally heated building with showers and bunk bed accommodation in rooms of four.

The centre nestles under the Lose Hill and is a short walk from Edale and the Kinder Scout plateau. There are many challenging walks that can be completed without having to travel out from the centre in minibuses. There will also be the scope, weather permitting, to try out high camping that is an experience that will leave some great memories (Older children only). Level of walks is decided by age.

Cost

The cost of the trip this year is £230 each. The cost includes all transport, activities, accommodation, and food and represents excellent value for money. If you wish to pay by instalments then arrange the amounts you wish to pay, please indicate this on your form.

Numbers are limited to 40 Sea Scouts from both Troops (Renown and Solebay) and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Spare spaces will be offered to the Explorer Unit.

A deposit of £50 is required to secure your place. Forms and deposits should be returned as soon as possible (remember: first come, first served) and no later than Friday 24th February.

Equipment

Walking boots (not DM’s) and decent waterproofs are essential for this trip. The Group has a number of good quality waterproofs and rucksacks that can be hired. There is a small hire charge of £5 per item be paid when borrowing equipment (e.g. if you borrow a waterproof jacket and trousers that would be a £10 charge), which helps cover the cost of cleaning, maintaining and replacing them. These borrowed items will be collected at the end of the week before we return home.

Pre-Trip Meeting

There will be a pre-trip briefing and meeting at The Den on Tuesday 14th March at 7.30pm, where we will discuss the plan for the week and clothing/kit requirements. Group hiking equipment will be available to hire at the end of this meeting. All persons attending the trip are required to attend.

Letters

PDF Initial Letter and Reply Slip. (9 Oct 2016)

Apr
23
Sun
Renewal of Promise
Apr 23 @ 14:00 – 16:00

Renewal of Promise is an important part of the Scouting calendar, where we renew our Scouting promise to do our best, along with all the other Scout Groups in Southend West District.

The Parade will take place along Marine Parade and Rectory Grove, and into Wesley Church for a short service, and demonstrates to the locals of Leigh that Scouting is still a strong and vibrant part of our community.

This is one of the few events that we request all members of the Group to attend, wearing full uniform. If the weather is cold or wet please bring a dark waterproof jacket (no bright colours or slogans please) as we will still be marching.

We will meet on Marine Parade opposite Herschell Road at 14:00, with the parade commencing at 14:30. After the short service at Wesley Church we will parade back along the Broadway and Marine Parade, finishing in the same place at approx 16:00. Parents and any other family members and friends are welcome to watch the parade, but due to the limited space are unable to join us during the service inside the Church .

3rd CB is by far the largest Group in the District and it is always nice to see a large turnout of smartly dressed members, so please carry on the tradition of being the best and proudest Group in the District!

May
20
Sat
May Ball
May 20 @ 19:00 – 23:59

Save the date for our May Ball, to be held at Essex Yacht Club on Saturday 20 May.

More details to follow soon.

May
21
Sun
Church Parade
May 21 @ 10:30 – 12:15
Church Parade @ The Den / New Road Fishermen's Chapel

The Group holds a parade service on the third Sunday of every month, where we march (weather dependant) to The Fishermen’s Chapel (New Road Church) at the other end of Old Leigh.

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. All sections are welcome to attend, and it counts towards faith and challenge & activity badges.

More details and the full list of Church Parades are available here

Jun
18
Sun
Summer Church Service
Jun 18 @ 10:30 – 12:15

Our Summer Church Service, where we invite the congregation of New Road to The Den for a change.  All families and friends are welcome to join us as well.

After the service there will be refreshments served and a chance to meet the Leaders and parents of your children’s friends for a chat. Also a great chance to find out upcoming events taking place within the Group.

Jul
16
Sun
Church Parade
Jul 16 @ 10:30 – 12:15
Church Parade @ The Den / New Road Fishermen's Chapel

The Group holds a parade service on the third Sunday of every month, where we march (weather dependant) to The Fishermen’s Chapel (New Road Church) at the other end of Old Leigh.

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. All sections are welcome to attend, and it counts towards faith and challenge & activity badges.

More details and the full list of Church Parades are available here

Oct
15
Sun
Harvest Festival
Oct 15 @ 10:30 – 12:15

October’s Church Parade is the Harvest Festival Service at the New Road Fishermen’s Chapel, where all members are requested to bring an item of food (tinned or non perishable i.e. pasta please) to donate to HARP, the charity for homeless people in the Southend area.

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.

Nov
12
Sun
Remembrance Day Parade
Nov 12 @ 10:00 – 11:45

poppy-254x300Each year the Group represents the Scout Association at the Southend Cenotaph for the annual Service of Remembrance. All Leaders, Sea Scouts and Explorers are expected to attend this parade, please note that this is one of the three compulsory events that all members must attend. Those not attending are to give their reason in writing to their Section Leader before the 11th November.

Please meet at Cliff Town Parade, Southend, East of Prittlewell Square at 1000. The service and parade will finish at approximately 1145 back at the start. Full uniform must be worn including poppy that should be worn above the bow on the cap tally band. It is generally cold so please make sure that you have a good hot breakfast before coming and that you wear a few layers under your uniform jumper. Coats and waterproof clothing will only be worn if it rains. Bring a coat with you and they can be left in Leader’s cars if not needed during the Parade. If possible, please make sure that your coat is black, navy or a dark colour, no bright colours.

This is an important day where we are in the public view and as the biggest Sea Scout Group in the county we should make a good effort to attend and pay tribute to those who lost their lives for their Country during the two World Wars and other conflicts. A good smart turnout would be appreciated both by the Group and the Veterans who attend the Service.

Dec
17
Sun
Christmas Toy and Carol Service
Dec 17 @ 10:30 – 12:00

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 a prompt 11.00 start on Sunday 17th December.

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.

All family and friends are welcome to attend, it’s usually standing room only for the latecomers, and we will be delighted if you will join us afterwards for mince pies and coffee.

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