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

Mar
1
Sun
Church Parade
Mar 1 @ 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. 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.

Mar
15
Sun
Sunday Duty Patrol
Mar 15 @ 10:30 – 12:30

We all have a responsibility to keep The Den clean & tidy, and to ensure that the boats are bailed regularly, particularly during the winter months. One Sunday a month, the Scouts and Explorers take it in turns (by Patrol/Division) to be the Sunday Duty Patrol and keep our HQ and equipment sunning properly.

Each section provides Duty Officer to oversee the work of the Duty Patrol, and The Den is open at 10.30 on Sunday. Duty Patrol should last no more than two hours and you will see that that you are Duty Patrol only once a year; two hours a year is all we ask so please make sure that you do your bit to help.

If the tide is out you may have to walk out on the mud in to bail out the boats. For this you will need Wellington boots and warm clothes in the winter. Please also make sure you wear old clothes as you may get dirty.

If you cannot attend Duty Patrol, please advise both your Patrol/Division Leader and your Section Leader.

Bring with you:

  • Wellington Boots (if you have to go on the mud to bail the boats)
  • Old Clothing
  • and a Change of clothes

2019/20 Rota:

DATE PATROLS DUTY OFFICER SECTION
2019 October 20th Penguins and Dolphins Renown
November 17th Seagulls and Sharks Solebay
December 15th Gannets and Otters Renown
2020 January 19th Curlews and Stingrays Solebay
February 16th Seals and Turtles Renown
March 15th Merlins and Piranhas Solebay
April 19th Puffins and Beavers Renown
May 17th Stormy Petts and Whales Solebay
June 14th Explorers Explorers
July 19th Explorers Explorers
August No Duty Patrol
September 20th Penguins and Dolphins Renown

PDF Sunday Duty Patrol 2019-20 (All sections)

Mar
17
Tue
Derbyshire Briefing
Mar 17 @ 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. Parents of those attending the trip are recommended to attend.

Apr
4
Sat
Derbyshire
Apr 4 @ 08:00 – Apr 10 @ 16:00

Our 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 Saturday 4 April to Friday 10 April (Good Friday), open to all Scouts and Explorers.

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.

Book your place on the trip

The cost for this trip is £250, with a £50 deposit required by 31 January.
To reserve your place please visit our online bookings system here or at the bottom of this page.

Cost

The cost of the trip is £250 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 & Explorers and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Balance Payment

If you have paid the deposit and need to pay the balance, please click here to pay the balance online.

Equipment

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.

Pre-Trip Meeting

We hold a pre-trip meeting for parents and those going on the trip at The Den on Tuesday 17th March at 7.30pm, All those attending the trip should attend. Group equipment will be available to hire on this evening.

Apr
18
Sat
Easter Ball
Apr 18 @ 19:00 – 23:59

The return of our incredibly popular Easter Ball on board HQS Wilton, The Essex Yacht Club, raising funds for the Group as well as an excuse for a good social event.

Full details and ticket prices will be released nearer the time – watch this space!

In the meantime, offers of help and raffle / auction donations are very welcome, please get in touch with Nikki at Events@3rdCB.org.uk.

Apr
19
Sun
Sunday Duty Patrol
Apr 19 @ 10:30 – 12:30

We all have a responsibility to keep The Den clean & tidy, and to ensure that the boats are bailed regularly, particularly during the winter months. One Sunday a month, the Scouts and Explorers take it in turns (by Patrol/Division) to be the Sunday Duty Patrol and keep our HQ and equipment sunning properly.

Each section provides Duty Officer to oversee the work of the Duty Patrol, and The Den is open at 10.30 on Sunday. Duty Patrol should last no more than two hours and you will see that that you are Duty Patrol only once a year; two hours a year is all we ask so please make sure that you do your bit to help.

If the tide is out you may have to walk out on the mud in to bail out the boats. For this you will need Wellington boots and warm clothes in the winter. Please also make sure you wear old clothes as you may get dirty.

If you cannot attend Duty Patrol, please advise both your Patrol/Division Leader and your Section Leader.

Bring with you:

  • Wellington Boots (if you have to go on the mud to bail the boats)
  • Old Clothing
  • and a Change of clothes

2019/20 Rota:

DATE PATROLS DUTY OFFICER SECTION
2019 October 20th Penguins and Dolphins Renown
November 17th Seagulls and Sharks Solebay
December 15th Gannets and Otters Renown
2020 January 19th Curlews and Stingrays Solebay
February 16th Seals and Turtles Renown
March 15th Merlins and Piranhas Solebay
April 19th Puffins and Beavers Renown
May 17th Stormy Petts and Whales Solebay
June 14th Explorers Explorers
July 19th Explorers Explorers
August No Duty Patrol
September 20th Penguins and Dolphins Renown

PDF Sunday Duty Patrol 2019-20 (All sections)

May
17
Sun
Renewal of Promise
May 17 @ 10:15 – 12:00
Renewal of Promise

Renewal of Promise is an important part of the Scouting calendar, where we renew our Scouting promise to do our best.

This is one of the few events that we expect all members of the 3rdCB family to attend, in full smart uniform, so please note the date in your diary.

Full details of the event will be published in due course.

Sunday Duty Patrol
May 17 @ 10:30 – 12:30

We all have a responsibility to keep The Den clean & tidy, and to ensure that the boats are bailed regularly, particularly during the winter months. One Sunday a month, the Scouts and Explorers take it in turns (by Patrol/Division) to be the Sunday Duty Patrol and keep our HQ and equipment sunning properly.

Each section provides Duty Officer to oversee the work of the Duty Patrol, and The Den is open at 10.30 on Sunday. Duty Patrol should last no more than two hours and you will see that that you are Duty Patrol only once a year; two hours a year is all we ask so please make sure that you do your bit to help.

If the tide is out you may have to walk out on the mud in to bail out the boats. For this you will need Wellington boots and warm clothes in the winter. Please also make sure you wear old clothes as you may get dirty.

If you cannot attend Duty Patrol, please advise both your Patrol/Division Leader and your Section Leader.

Bring with you:

  • Wellington Boots (if you have to go on the mud to bail the boats)
  • Old Clothing
  • and a Change of clothes

2019/20 Rota:

DATE PATROLS DUTY OFFICER SECTION
2019 October 20th Penguins and Dolphins Renown
November 17th Seagulls and Sharks Solebay
December 15th Gannets and Otters Renown
2020 January 19th Curlews and Stingrays Solebay
February 16th Seals and Turtles Renown
March 15th Merlins and Piranhas Solebay
April 19th Puffins and Beavers Renown
May 17th Stormy Petts and Whales Solebay
June 14th Explorers Explorers
July 19th Explorers Explorers
August No Duty Patrol
September 20th Penguins and Dolphins Renown

PDF Sunday Duty Patrol 2019-20 (All sections)

Jun
14
Sun
Sunday Duty Patrol
Jun 14 @ 10:30 – 12:30

We all have a responsibility to keep The Den clean & tidy, and to ensure that the boats are bailed regularly, particularly during the winter months. One Sunday a month, the Scouts and Explorers take it in turns (by Patrol/Division) to be the Sunday Duty Patrol and keep our HQ and equipment sunning properly.

Each section provides Duty Officer to oversee the work of the Duty Patrol, and The Den is open at 10.30 on Sunday. Duty Patrol should last no more than two hours and you will see that that you are Duty Patrol only once a year; two hours a year is all we ask so please make sure that you do your bit to help.

If the tide is out you may have to walk out on the mud in to bail out the boats. For this you will need Wellington boots and warm clothes in the winter. Please also make sure you wear old clothes as you may get dirty.

If you cannot attend Duty Patrol, please advise both your Patrol/Division Leader and your Section Leader.

Bring with you:

  • Wellington Boots (if you have to go on the mud to bail the boats)
  • Old Clothing
  • and a Change of clothes

2019/20 Rota:

DATE PATROLS DUTY OFFICER SECTION
2019 October 20th Penguins and Dolphins Renown
November 17th Seagulls and Sharks Solebay
December 15th Gannets and Otters Renown
2020 January 19th Curlews and Stingrays Solebay
February 16th Seals and Turtles Renown
March 15th Merlins and Piranhas Solebay
April 19th Puffins and Beavers Renown
May 17th Stormy Petts and Whales Solebay
June 14th Explorers Explorers
July 19th Explorers Explorers
August No Duty Patrol
September 20th Penguins and Dolphins Renown

PDF Sunday Duty Patrol 2019-20 (All sections)

Jun
20
Sat
Open Day [TBC]
Jun 20 @ 11:00 – 16:00

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Join us at The Den for the Group’s annual Open Day. A chance to see what we get up to, get out on the water in some of our boats, meet the leaders and other parents, and enjoy a summer BBQ in Old Leigh. All family and friends welcome.

 

HW: 1257A – 5.5m

Jul
19
Sun
Sunday Duty Patrol
Jul 19 @ 10:30 – 12:30

We all have a responsibility to keep The Den clean & tidy, and to ensure that the boats are bailed regularly, particularly during the winter months. One Sunday a month, the Scouts and Explorers take it in turns (by Patrol/Division) to be the Sunday Duty Patrol and keep our HQ and equipment sunning properly.

Each section provides Duty Officer to oversee the work of the Duty Patrol, and The Den is open at 10.30 on Sunday. Duty Patrol should last no more than two hours and you will see that that you are Duty Patrol only once a year; two hours a year is all we ask so please make sure that you do your bit to help.

If the tide is out you may have to walk out on the mud in to bail out the boats. For this you will need Wellington boots and warm clothes in the winter. Please also make sure you wear old clothes as you may get dirty.

If you cannot attend Duty Patrol, please advise both your Patrol/Division Leader and your Section Leader.

Bring with you:

  • Wellington Boots (if you have to go on the mud to bail the boats)
  • Old Clothing
  • and a Change of clothes

2019/20 Rota:

DATE PATROLS DUTY OFFICER SECTION
2019 October 20th Penguins and Dolphins Renown
November 17th Seagulls and Sharks Solebay
December 15th Gannets and Otters Renown
2020 January 19th Curlews and Stingrays Solebay
February 16th Seals and Turtles Renown
March 15th Merlins and Piranhas Solebay
April 19th Puffins and Beavers Renown
May 17th Stormy Petts and Whales Solebay
June 14th Explorers Explorers
July 19th Explorers Explorers
August No Duty Patrol
September 20th Penguins and Dolphins Renown

PDF Sunday Duty Patrol 2019-20 (All sections)

Aug
1
Sat
Essex Jamboree
Aug 1 – Aug 8 all-day

For Summer Camp in 2020, the Scouts are heading to the Essex International Jamboree.  This huge Scout camp is held every 4 years near to Chelmsford, we went for the first time in 2016 and the Scouts all had a whale of a time, so we’re returning in 2020 for another unforgettable seven days and nights, bringing Scouts and Guides together from across the UK and around the world.

Click here to book your place now

eij2The format is very different from our normal camps and we will be camping alongside up to 10,000 Scouts and Guides from across Britain and around the world. The emphasis is on activities, and on this occasion the leaders will do all the cooking while the Scouts go off and enjoy themselves doing various activities. These activities are on the purpose-built site and run by trained staff who are generally leaders from other groups all over the country. There is much more of a festival atmosphere to the camp with activities laid on every evening as well as during the day.

What is Essex Jamboree

Put simply, it’s an enormous camp for Scouts and Guides from around the world; it lasts 1 week, but takes 3 years to plan. It’s a famous event in the Scout and Girlguiding world, and is renowned for being one of the best jamborees.

The event is held in a huge field every four years at Boyton Cross near Chelmsford, Essex, which is only 40 miles from London and it’s major transport hubs.

This 120-acre green field is transformed by 1,500 volunteers into a fully operational tented village. By this we mean it has all the facilities you’d expect – water, showers, toilets, electrics, communications, food distribution, health and welfare services and even a beach!

On Saturday 1st August, our Jamboree will open again to 10,000 Scouts and Guides from all over the world to camp together for a week of fun, discovery and adventure, embracing the spirit of Scouting and Girl Guiding.

We have a varied and exciting programme of activities including a range of adventurous, creative and cultural activities following the Scout and Guide programme, as well as opportunities to meet new friends from around the world.

In the evening the Jamboree becomes even more vibrant with entertainment including a dance tent, live acts, food outlets and even a cinema!

Essex International Jamboree promises to be an unforgettable experience, providing skills for life, building new friendships, and memories to last a lifetime.

I’m not a Scout

eij1This is not open to Cubs or Beavers who will be doing their own summer camp, but if you’re a Cub that will be in Scouts by Summer 2020 then please let us know if you’re interested and reserve your place below. If you would like to find out more about Essex Jamboree have a look on the website at eij.org.uk.

Book your place at Essex Jamboree

Sep
6
Sun
Leigh Regatta
Sep 6 @ 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 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 one of our biggest fundraising events of the year, if you can help out please talk to any of the leaders. 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 available so we can put a rota together, or just pop down on the day and talk to one 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.

Sep
20
Sun
Sunday Duty Patrol
Sep 20 @ 10:30 – 12:30

We all have a responsibility to keep The Den clean & tidy, and to ensure that the boats are bailed regularly, particularly during the winter months. One Sunday a month, the Scouts and Explorers take it in turns (by Patrol/Division) to be the Sunday Duty Patrol and keep our HQ and equipment sunning properly.

Each section provides Duty Officer to oversee the work of the Duty Patrol, and The Den is open at 10.30 on Sunday. Duty Patrol should last no more than two hours and you will see that that you are Duty Patrol only once a year; two hours a year is all we ask so please make sure that you do your bit to help.

If the tide is out you may have to walk out on the mud in to bail out the boats. For this you will need Wellington boots and warm clothes in the winter. Please also make sure you wear old clothes as you may get dirty.

If you cannot attend Duty Patrol, please advise both your Patrol/Division Leader and your Section Leader.

Bring with you:

  • Wellington Boots (if you have to go on the mud to bail the boats)
  • Old Clothing
  • and a Change of clothes

2019/20 Rota:

DATE PATROLS DUTY OFFICER SECTION
2019 October 20th Penguins and Dolphins Renown
November 17th Seagulls and Sharks Solebay
December 15th Gannets and Otters Renown
2020 January 19th Curlews and Stingrays Solebay
February 16th Seals and Turtles Renown
March 15th Merlins and Piranhas Solebay
April 19th Puffins and Beavers Renown
May 17th Stormy Petts and Whales Solebay
June 14th Explorers Explorers
July 19th Explorers Explorers
August No Duty Patrol
September 20th Penguins and Dolphins Renown

PDF Sunday Duty Patrol 2019-20 (All sections)

Oct
4
Sun
Harvest Festival Church Parade
Oct 4 @ 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. 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.

This is the Harvest Festival church parade, we ask young people to please bring a non-perishable food item such as tinned food or pasta which will be donated to local charities.

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