Chief Scout Awards

2016 Chief Scout AwardsCubs and Scouts from 3rd Chalkwell Bay joined others from across Southend West on Sunday to celebrate achieving the top Scouting award in their sections – the Chief Scout’s Award.

The 7 3rdCB Cubs & Scouts were presented with their Chief Scout’s Silver and Gold award certificates by the District Commissioner at The Cliffs Pavilion. They each had to work towards a variety of challenges, ranging from trying new outdoor and adventurous activities, to helping in the community and showing how they’d kept their Scout Promise.

Congratulations and well done to all who achieved this prestigious award during the year!

Old Town Thriving for Leigh Regatta

Leigh Regatta 2016 A huge thank you to everyone that was involved with Old Leigh Regatta on Sunday 18 September. The day was a big success and we raised over £2,500 for the Group from the Tea Tent, stalls and collecting tins. Thanks to all that helped with jumble, cake and teddy donations and to everyone that helped on the day too with the setting up and taking down the event as well as running the stalls, collecting tins and road barriers. We simply could not have run it without all your help. BIG THANKS!

Old Leigh was buzzing as families came down to enjoy the atmosphere and join in the run.  A big thanks to The Daisy Bowlers and The Delta Jacks, who amongst others provided us with some great live music in the Mayflower car park to accompany 3rdCB’s games and stalls.

2016-regatta02To top it off, the 3rdCB team won the Scout Pentathlon against 4th/6th Leigh. The two Old Town Groups battled it out in a sedan chair race, tug-o-war, rowning, sailing and the grand finale – the marsh race. A huge well done to all the boys that took park and maintained 3rdCB’s place on top!


Vice President Pat Smith – Gone Home

Pat SmithWe’re very sad to pass on the news that Pat Smith, one of the Vice Presidents of 3rd Chalkwell Bay and a very long time supporter of the Group passed away on Sunday 28 August after a short illness. We’re all deeply saddened by the news and our thoughts are with her family, many of whom were also members of the Group.

Pat’s funeral will be held on Monday 17th October at 1245 at St Barnabas Church, Church Road Hadleigh, followed by a burial at Southend cemetery. The wake will be at the Cliffs Pavilion from approx 1415. Family flowers only; donations to 3rd Chalkwell Bay.

Gone Home

Ray Day Fun in the Sun

Ray DayAn old 3rdCB summer tradition of Ray Days was resurrected during the summer holidays. A team of 16 Scouts, Explorers and leaders left The Den on the ebbing tide in the early hours of Saturday morning and took our fleet of sailing and motor boats out to the middle of the Thames Estuary off Westcliff. As the tide dropped the the Marsh End Sands were revealed, separating the Ray Gut and Southend from the deep water Sea Reach shipping channel. When the tide is out the sands give a solid beach to land on, play games, cook BBQs and sail off; the Ray is also very sheltered allowing for some good sailing & swiming. Continue reading Ray Day Fun in the Sun

Scouts join 10,000 others at Essex Jamboree

2016-eij01 Renown and Solebay Troops joined almost 10,000 other Scouts and Guides from around the world for their Summer Camp at Essex International Jamboree in August 2016.

It was the first time the Scouts have been to a jamboree in a very long time and it was very different to what we usually do, but with activities from quad biking to raves, and shot gun shooting to sweet making there was something for everyone and a definite hit with the Scouts. Continue reading Scouts join 10,000 others at Essex Jamboree

Leigh Fire Brigade visit Renown Scouts

Renown Troop had a visit from the watch at Leigh Fire & Rescue recently, who showed the Scouts the equipment they carry and what they can do. They set the fire engine and equipment up on Bell Wharf and the beach in Old Leigh, taking water from Leigh Creek, and allowed the Scouts to have a go on both ends of the hoses.

The visit followed on from the Scouts’ trip to Leigh Fire Station earlier in the year to learn about fire safety and prevention as part of their Fire Safety badge. This was the second time the watch had visited us in Old Leigh, they were also down in June to visit Solebay Troop for a similar demonstration.

A great and slightly less formal night, thanks to all the team who came down. More photos are on the 3rdCB Facebook Group for members and their families.

Annual Report 2016

The Group’s annual report for 2015/16 is now out, with details of what we’ve been up to over the past year.

At our AGM held on 12 July 2016, we also welcomed a number of new parents onto the Group’s Executive Committee, which looks after the management and finances of 3rdCB as required by charity law.

You can download a copy of the report below:

PDF Annual Report 2016

Racing Ducks let loose in Leigh Creek

What do 1400 rubber ducks racing down Leigh Creek look like? What the video below to find out!

3rdCB Scouts helped out the Leigh-on-Sea Lions Club with their annual charity duck race, aiding the swarm of ducks along Leigh Creek from Bell Wharf to the finish line off Billet Wharf. The ducks are sold at £1 each to raise money for local charities, with a prize for the first 3 across the line.

As the ducks cross the finish line the Scouts were on hand to collect them all in and transport them back to shore in one of our rowing dinghies.

Sailing with 2nd Thundersley

2nd Thundersley Cubs and ScoutsIt’s not just our own Scouts that get to go sailing. Several times a year the 3rdCB instructors run sailing acquaints and courses for other Scout Groups in the area; today it was 2nd Thundersley Cubs & Scouts out for a day on the river. They group tried their hand at sailing, rides in the RIBs and swimming in the sea.

Join the adventure