Quiz a Huge Success!

Thanks to all the families, leaders and friends who supported our Quiz night on Saturday 19th January. We raised a grand total of £402 for the group, so thank you to all those who came to support us and we hope you enjoyed it.

Once a again a huge thanks to Holly Whiteley for being the Quiz Master on the night and Angela for arranging the evening.

More fund raising events to follow in the Spring.

Castleton Trip 1st April – 8th April 2013

Following the successful trip last year, there will be a return trip to the Rotary Centre in Castleton. We will depart on Monday 1st April (Easter Monday) returning Monday 8th April 2013.

There will be a varied programme including hill walking, wild camping, swimming and we are hoping to introduce low level climbing and other activities. 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.

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Waitrose Community Matters

First of all a Happy New Year to you all and I hope you had an excellent Christmas.

As many of you are now aware 3rd CB bought the former Fisherman’s Yard next door to The Den and over the next couple of years the Group will be fund raising enough money to build on this land and of course still be able to maintain The Den, our fleet of boats and continue to organise the varied activities and trips we run for the children. Continue reading Waitrose Community Matters

Quiz Night

Quiz night at The Den in aid of Group funds. Sat 19 Jan, 7.00 for 7.30 start. Adults £5, children £3. Get a group together and come and join the fun; bring your own drinks and nibbles.

Camp Cooking Equipment Upgrades

On our Summer Camp, the Scouts and Rangers cook their meals on open fires. Up until now they have used what we call a hot plate, which is basically a large rectangular sheet of metal that is placed on bricks or logs over the flames. These have served us well over the many years but they have now come to the end of their lives (bent badly out of shape and crumbling away) and we feel that they are now not the safest option for cooking over an open fire. Continue reading Camp Cooking Equipment Upgrades

Explorer Scouts Update

There are exciting developments afoot to create a new Explorer Scout Units linked directly to the Group. Although still linked with the Scout District the new Units will be able to reflect the Group involved. i.e. 3rd Chalkwell Bay would be primarily water orientated while still embracing the other challenges that Explorer Scouting offers. If we go ahead with following this offered route, Ganges, the current Unit meeting at The Den would move off to another venue within Southend West District. The newly formed Unit would be known as “3rd Chalkwell Bay Explorer Unit”, wear our old gold and back scarf and be another Section, completing our ”family” of Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Sea Scouts along with our parallel Crew in Solebay Sea Rangers for the 14-18 year old age range. Continue reading Explorer Scouts Update

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