3rd Chalkwell Bay is a registered charity, run by a team of dedicated volunteers. We rely on donations and fundraising, along with our members subscriptions, to keep the Group running and ensure Scouting in Old Leigh affordable for all.

We currently have two capital projects that we are raising money for, which you can find out more about below.

New Boating Centre
Building a new boating centre adjacent to our current HQ in Old Leigh to expand training opportunities for young people.  Learn more…
Replacement Training Boats
Replacing our fleet of Wanderer dinghies to improve and expand sailing training.
Learn more…

How you can help

Over the course of a year we run a number of fundraising events, from quizzes and curry nights to large events like Old Leigh Regatta. The Scouts are always involved in these events and families are welcome and encouraged to join in too. Scroll down for a list of our current fundraising events.

3rdCB have also teamed up with EasyFundraising, which gives us a donation every time you buy something online from a huge range of stores including Amazon, eBay, Argos, Expedia and Tesco. It’s free to sign up and really simple to used. Once you’ve signed up every time you buy online, take a look on the Easy Fundraising site to see if your favourite shop is listed. If you buy, they donate a small percentage of the value back to 3rdCB – but you still pay the same price in the shop! Click here to find out more and sign up.

If you would like to make a donation we are working with the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) to receive these online using the form below, or please contact a member of the leader team. If you work for a company who sponsors youth projects, have skills to offer, have fundraising ideas or can help out with events or grant submissions please let us know.


By signing a Giftaid declaration we are able to claim back an additional 25% on all donations and subscriptions from HMRC, which over the course of a year is a significant amount. For parents, if you’ve not already filled out a Giftaid form, please download one here and return it to your child’s section leader.

Upcoming fundraising events

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 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 ( / Mobile: 07720 842695)

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.

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