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Sept 2017 – Sep 2018
Water Activities Programme
Health warning: The programmes are subject to change. If in doubt talk to the leader team.
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 17th 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.
The 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.
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).
During 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.
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.
The Scouts’ annual Easter Walking and Activity Week to Castleton in the Derbyshire Peak District will take place during the first week of the Easter holidays from Friday 30 March (Good Friday) to Friday 6 April 2018.
We have a varied programme including hill walking, swimming and other activities such as cycling and low-level climbing, as well as the opportunity to head into the local village and activities & games in the centre. We have exclusive use of the Rotary Centre in Castleton, with several buildings including a purpose-build dormitory block with bunk bed accommodation in rooms of four and central heating.
Walking groups are based on age and experience, and are led by an experienced leader or instructor. For the older Scouts there may be the opportunity (weather permitting) to go wild or high camping, an experience that will leave some great memories.
The cost of the trip is £240 each; a non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure your child’s place. The cost includes all transport, activities, accommodation, and food and represents excellent value for money for a full week away. Numbers are limited to 40 Sea Scouts from both Troops (Renown and Solebay) and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Walking boots (not DM’s) and decent waterproofs are essential for this trip, and 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 to cover wear & tear and to help cover the cost of cleaning and replacing them. These borrowed items will be collected at the end of the week before we return home.
We hold a pre-trip meeting for parents and those going on the trip at The Den on Tuesday 6th March at 7.30pm, All those attending the trip should attend. Group equipment will be available to hire on this evening.
If your child would like to go on this trip, please print and return the slip on the letter linked below together with your deposit as soon as possible, but no later than Friday 26th January.
We all camp in tents for the week, wih 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.
- Unit Programme: Summer 2017
- Unit Programme: Spring 2017
- Unit Programme: Autumn 2016
- Unit Programme: April – July 2016
- Unit Programme: January – March 2016
- Unit Programme: September – December 2015
- Unit Programme: April – July 2015
- Unit Programme: January – April 2015
- Weekend Water Activity Programme 2014
- Unit Programme: September – December 2014
- Unit Programme: April-July 2014
- Unit Programme: January-April 2014
- Unit Programme: September – December 2013
- Unit Programme: January-April 2013