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

RN Inspection Success

Well done to all Cubs, Scouts, Sea Rangers and Explorers (and of course the leader team, exec committee and army of supporters) for all the hard work preparing for the recent Royal Navy Inspection. On her first visit to The Den, the inspecting officer, Lt Cdr Karen Cahill RN, was particularly impressed with the turnout and smartness of all involved, not to mention the range of activities we’ve managed since the last inspection two years previously, and was pleased to renew 3rd Chalkwell Bay’s RN Recognition.

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Beavers coming to The Den

BeaversWe’re proud to welcome a brand new Beaver Colony to The Den, opening at the beginning of March. Beavers are the youngest section of the Scouting family, catering for 6-8 year old boys and girls and will meet on Friday evenings between 17:30 and 18:30.

Welcome to 3rd Chalkwell Bay

Welcome to 3rd Chalkwell Bay Sea Scout Group. Founded in 1931, 3rd Chalkwell Bay operates from our purpose built headquarters in the Old Town of Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, where we run a huge array activities and training for boys and girls ages 6 to 25 and beyond, offering challenge and adventure to over 200 young people in the local area. We are recognised by the Royal Navy as one of the top 100 Sea Scout Groups in the country.

The Group is an accredited Royal Yachting Association and British Rowing Training Centre, with our own in-house instructors training young people in a variety of nautical disciplines to national governing body standards on most week nights and weekends, using our fleet of 30 sailing, rowing and power boats. Maritime training is a key element of our syllabus, but it is by no means the only part – traditional Scouting activities such as camping, hiking, climbing, visits to new places, community work, and of course building new friendships, are all part of 3rd Chalkwell Bay.

The Group offers all five age-based sections of Scouting: Beavers for 6-8 year olds, Cubs for 8–10½ year olds, two Sea Scout Troops for boys & girls aged 10½ – 14, and the Endeavour Explorer Sea Scout Unit for 14-18 year olds; Southend West Scout Network for 18-25 year olds also meets at The Den. All sections are led by a dedicated and experienced team of volunteers and qualified instructors. The Leigh Creek Guzzlers is open to anyone who has ever been associated with the Group and wishes to keep in touch socially. We rely on donations and fundraising, along with our members’ subscriptions, to keep the Group running & active, and ensure Scouting in Old Leigh remains accessible affordable for all.

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