In a new event for 3rdCB – we held our inaugural Summer Cup Dinghy Racing Day on Saturday 14 June, just off our HQ in Old Leigh. Twenty two Sea Scouts & Explorers of mixed abilities entered the day using our fleet of 10 Quests & Topazes for a series of 3 races, learning about the RYA racing rules, start procedure and handicap system.
It was pretty windy weather to say the least, which meant a fair few capsizes, but all the crews did really well, with all keen to do more racing at The Den.
Well done to the winners Jack & Kimi who were racing in a Topaz.
More photos of the day are on the members Facebook group.
Our youth leaders had a weekend of training in June. Renown & Solebay Scout Troops’ Patrol Leaders and their assistants headed over to Thriftwood Scout Campsite for their annual training camp.
On the programme were camp skills, setting up a site, cooking, axework, gadget making and more, to prepare the 13-14 year olds for our summer camp in a few weeks time, plus camp fire and some fun & games thrown in for good measure.
More photos of the weekend are on our members Facebook Group
Our Mega Cubs had a Mega time at Essex Scouts’ MegaCamp in June.
They joined hundreds of other Cubs from around the county and beyond to journey back in time with King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, for an adventure filled medieval weekend.
Activities on offer included climbing and high ropes, archery and go-karts, as well as challenges big and small, medieval craft, magic, mayhem and much, much more.
Our thanks to all the team who made it such a memorable weekend.
Next year marks the 100th anniversary of Sea Scouting’s partnership with the Royal Navy, and earlier this year Sea Scouts from across the country were invited to design a badge to mark the occasion.
We’re delighted to be told that one of our Scouts has won the competition, and her design will be turned into the badge that can be worn by every Sea Scout in the country – a huge congratulations to the very creative and talented Tallulah from Solebay Troop.
Scout HQ received an amazing 120 entries from young people around the UK, and representatives from the Royal Navy, the UK Youth Commissioner Team, and volunteers and staff supporting Sea Scouting, had the really difficult task of choosing a winning entry.
On Sunday 22 April, the day before St Georges Day, 3rd Chalkwell Bay joined with several hundred other Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and leaders in Leigh-on-Sea, and around the country, to renew our promise to do our best.
There was a short service in Wesley Church, where we learned about what Scouting’s been up to over the past year, and where else in the world young people were making a similar promise, followed by a march-past through the heard of Leigh along the Broadway and Marine Parade. A great demonstration that Scouting is strong and vibrant in our community, 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.
More photos are available on our member Facebook Group here.
Chantal, one of our Cub Leaders ran in the London Marathon today, finishing in 6hrs 7mins (Race Number 48042). Huge well done Chantal for an amazing effort, both in the running and fundraising.
Chantal’s been raising money on behalf of SPARKS, a children’s research charity (who are now in partnership with Great Ormond Street) finding treatments and cures to illnesses that otherwise would be fatal or life debilitating.
We never know in life when we may find ourselves relying on their hard work. Whether it be with friends, or even closer to home our own family, children, nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren….
Chantal’s worked really hard to get to the finish line so please take a minute and go on her just giving page and donate what you can at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chantal-snarey1
Easter means one thing to 3rdCB – our annual trip to the Derbyshire Peak District for a week of hill walking and adventurous activities. This year we went hiking, mountain biking, caving, swimming, explored the village, and had a massive snowball fight.
Here’s just a bit of what we got up to (full screen link):
Despite experiencing four seasons of weather in a week, this has still gone down as one of the best trips yet.
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 2018 Water Activity Courses now available for booking
Our first fundraising event of the year was held on Sunday 17 March – Chinese dinner out at Fortune Garden on London Road. We had a great night, with fantastic food, fun company, and best of all we raised £619 for the Group which will be used to help us run more activities for the young people of Leigh-on-Sea.
Thanks to Fortune Garden for hosting us and serving such amazing food, to everyone who come along and supported the evening and donated prizes to the raffle, and of course to Amy for all her hard work in organising the evening.
More exciting events are planned for this year, and we hope to see you all at the next one soon.
With Derbyshire fast approaching and summer just around the corner, don’t forget that all members of Scouting can get a 10% discount at GoOutdoors.
Visit GoOutdoors.co.uk/online-scout-manager-parent-coupon to download & print the voucher, or use code OSM1016 if buying online.
If you’re buying online, make sure you sign up with EasyFundraising at easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/3rdchalkwellbayssg/, it’s totally free and we get 3% back from any online purchases at GoOutdoors (and other places).