Explorer Unit Programme

Current Programmes

Explorer Unit Programme PDF Explorer Unit Thursday Programme
Autumn/Winter 2018
Sunday Duty Patrol
PDFSunday Duty Patrol Rota
Sept 2018 – Aug 2019
prog-boating
PDFWater Activities Programme
Summer 2018

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

Upcoming Events

Nov
24
Sat
RYA Sailing Stage 4
Nov 24 @ 10:00 – Nov 25 @ 16:00

Improving Sailing Skills
Sail a double handed boat as crew or helm, and solve a variety of problems afloat. By the end of the course you will be able to launch and return to a beach, jetty or mooring, and sail a crewed dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions.

Pre-requisites: Unless agreed with the instructor team, you should have already completed the RYA Stage 3 course, plus at least 6 hours of practice over 3/4 sessions (either at The Den, or your own sailing club).

Duration: This is a two day course running all weekend. Attendance is required on both days to complete the course.

Cost: £15. This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook (if required), certificate and safety boat fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Booking: See 3rdCB.org.uk/courses for more details or to book a place on this course.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent two weeks before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Open Boating
Nov 24 @ 10:30 – 15:30

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.

Nov
25
Sun
Open Boating
Nov 25 @ 10:30 – 16:00

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.

Dec
16
Sun
Christmas Toy and Carol Service
Dec 16 @ 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 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.

 

Jan
26
Sat
Presentation Evening
Jan 26 @ 19:00 – 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 1900 for a 1930 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 there will be a selection of refreshments, to give you the opportunity to look at the displays & photos and see what we’ve been up to over the past year,  as well as to meet the leader team & other parents.

Mar
9
Sat
SHINDIGS
Mar 9 all-day

Standing for Show IN a Day In Guiding and Scouting, Southend Gang Show will once again be putting on SHINDIGS on Saturday 9th March 2019.

Taking place at Shoeburyness High School, Scouts and Guides will get the chance to experience performing on stage in front of a live audience. Participants will rehearse together learning new dance routines, songs and items to act as well as making new friends and having fun. Then in the evening, the Scouts and Guides will perform their newly learnt routines on stage.

Claire Brown, Support Manager for SHINDIGS 2019 spoke of the event ‘SHINDIGS is a fantastic event for young people to get a taste of performing on stage, they learn so much whilst having fun and making plenty of new friends!’

Keep an eye out on the Southend Gang Show website and social media channels for when sign ups open!

For more information please visit https://www.southendgangshow.org/shindigs-save-the-date/

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