A BIG thank you to everyone that came along to see us St Clement’s May Fair in the Library Gardens on Bank Holiday Monday, especially to all the young people and parents that helped set up and run the stalls; we hope you all enjoyed it too!
The games, including favourites like Pin the cap on the Sea Scout, Bat the Rat and Sweet Pong, raised £644 for the Group. We even had a visit from Sir David and the Lady Mayoress who joined in with Bat-the-Rat!
Essex Yacht Club turned Black and Gold for the evening on 20 May, when it played host to our May Ball fundraiser. Around 80 leaders, families and friends of 3rdCB stepped about the former mine sweeper for canapés and a sumptuous dinner, then danced the night away until the small hours for a fun filled spring evening.
The evening raised just under £2,500 for the Group, thank you to everyone that joined us on the Wilton and made it such a huge success, and especially thanks to Essex Yacht Club for hosting us, all the Scouts and Explorers who served the meal, Marcus for the disco, and the awesome Nicky Veitch for bringing it all together and making the whole night happen!
A few more photos of the evening are on our members Facebook Group here and here.
3rdCB have been selected by the Co-Op in Leigh Broadway as one of the causes in their Community Fund, running from April until the end of September. This means that by selecting us, co-op will donate 1% of everything their members spend on Co-op branded products and services to us.
One of our current projects is to raise money to upgrade our fleet of training sailing boats. We want to replace the Wanderers, which have provided excellent service over the past 20 years teaching generations of Scouts how to sail, with new RS Quests which will allow us to improve and expand the level of teaching afloat that we provide.
All you need to do to support us is sign in to your co-op account using the link below, or sign up if you don’t have an account (it’s all free), and select us as your local cause. Then remember to swipe your co-op card every time you shop in store – co-op will do the rest. Previous co-op causes have raised over £3,000, so please sign up and support us in this round.
Cub Leader Kate Emery is doing the Three Peaks Challenge – climbing the three highest peaks in England Scotland and Wales: Snowdon, in Wales (1085m), Scafell Pike, in England (978m), and Ben Nevis, in Scotland (1345m). All this within 24 hours, raising money for 3rdCB and Glendale School!
On Sunday 23 April, 3rd Chalkwell Bay joined all the other Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network, and their leaders in Southend West District to renew their Scout Promises on St Georges Day.
The district marched in the sun along Marine Parade to Wesley Church in Leigh for a short service, watch by many Leigh locals on the sunny spring day. After promising to do their best, it was back along Marine Parade with the assorted Groups’ colours flying, to meet the many families that were there to watch.
Well done to everyone who was there for your efforts in making 3rdCB by far the largest contingent, and in our humble opinion the smartest of the assorted Groups.
Some of you may have noticed a big blond mop of hair wandering around the Old Town over the last few months. This is Tom, one of our Explorer Unit Assistants; he lost a bet to not cut his hair from Christmas to Easter.
To help raise funds for 3rdCB, he got friends to sponsor him to cut it all off, and over the Easter weekend it all went! Well done Tom for raising over £100 for us!
This year’s water activities programme is now ready to go, with RYA Sailing Courses, British Rowing courses and open boating for all to join in with. All courses based on national governing body standards and taught by qualified instructors, leading to formal qualifications as well as Scout badges. Continue reading 2017 Water Activity Courses now available for booking→
On Saturday 18th March 3rdCB took over Leigh Community Centre for a band night fundraising event. Below Sea Level entertained over 200 parents, family, friends & leaders from the group for the evening with their wide range of covers that filled the dance floor.
Ticket sales, the raffle and 100 square raised over £1,160 for 3rdCB, which will support a range of projects including our new boating centre and new sailing dinghies, as well as keeping our Scouting affordable.
Thanks to everyone who supported us tonight, particularly all the local businesses who kindly donated prizes, Leigh Community Centre for having us, and especially to Sarah Hodder for organising the whole fantastic evening.
As the weather starts to improve and we get to spend more time outdoors, we made a video of some of the adventures that our Sea Scouts got up to during 2016, and what to expect this year: out on the water, around Old Leigh, and camping at Essex International Jamboree.