Troop Programmes

Current Programmes

Renown Troop Programme
PDFRenown Troop Friday Night Programme

Sept-Dec 2017
Solebay Troop Programme
PDFSolebay Troop Monday Programme

Sept-Dec 2017
Sunday Duty Patrol
PDFSunday Duty Patrol Rota
Sept 2017 – Sep 2018
Water Activity Programme
PDFWater Activities Programme
Summer 2017

Health warning: The programmes are subject to change. If in doubt talk to the leader team.

Upcoming Scout Events (Both Troops)

Oct
21
Sat
Frank Bentley Cup
Oct 21 @ 10:00 – 16:00

On the 21st and 22nd of October we will be running two different competitions to win the highly sought-after Frank Bentley & Bill Johnson Cups. The competitions are a series of skill based activities, both on and off the water, to test your physical and mental strength. The competitions are open to both Renown and Solebay Scout Troops which will be held as follows:

  • 21st October – Entry for those aged 12 and under (Frank Bentley Cup)
  • 22nd October – Entry for those ages over 12 (Bill Johnson Cup)

Both events are one day only and you must enter the correct age category. The day will commence at 10:00 and finish 16:00 and will be held at the Den. You will need to bring your own lunch or some money to buy some food at the chip shop.

Kit List

  • Lunch
  • Activity clothes that you don’t mind getting wet, including shoes (wetsuits can be borrowed from the den on the day if required)
  • Spare change of clothes to change into
  • Towel

Please note – The day will go ahead regardless of weather, however some activities are weather dependent and this will be reviewed on the day of the event so assume that you may get wet and dress accordingly.

Cost / Signup

There is no charge for entry to the events, but you must return signed the permission slip (link below) by the 20th October so we know numbers for the event and what day you are attending.

PDF Frank Bentley & Bill Johnson Cups Information & Reply Slip

Oct
22
Sun
Bill Johnson Cup
Oct 22 @ 10:00 – 16:00

On the 21st and 22nd of October we will be running two different competitions to win the highly sought-after Frank Bentley & Bill Johnson Cups. The competitions are a series of skill based activities, both on and off the water, to test your physical and mental strength. The competitions are open to both Renown and Solebay Scout Troops which will be held as follows:

  • 21st October – Entry for those aged 12 and under (Frank Bentley Cup)
  • 22nd October – Entry for those aged over 12 (Bill Johnson Cup)

Both events are one day only and you must enter the correct age category. The day will commence at 10:00 and finish 16:00 and will be held at the Den. You will need to bring your own lunch or some money to buy some food at the chip shop.

Kit List

  • Lunch
  • Activity clothes that you don’t mind getting wet, including shoes (wetsuits can be borrowed from the den on the day if required)
  • Spare change of clothes to change into
  • Towel

Please note – The day will go ahead regardless of weather, however some activities are weather dependent and this will be reviewed on the day of the event so assume that you may get wet and dress accordingly.

Cost / Signup

There is no charge for entry to the events, but you must return signed the permission slip (link below) by the 20th October so we know numbers for the event and what day you are attending.

PDF Frank Bentley & Bill Johnson Cups Information & Reply Slip

Nov
12
Sun
Remembrance Day Parade
Nov 12 @ 10:00 – 11:45

poppy-254x300Each year the Group represents the Scout Association at the Southend Cenotaph for the annual Service of Remembrance. All Leaders, Sea Scouts and Explorers are expected to attend this parade, please note that this is one of the three compulsory events that all members must attend. Those not attending are to give their reason in writing to their Section Leader before the 11th November.

Please meet at Cliff Town Parade, Southend, East of Prittlewell Square at 1000. The service and parade will finish at approximately 1145 back at the start. Full uniform must be worn including poppy that should be worn above the bow on the cap tally band. It is generally cold so please make sure that you have a good hot breakfast before coming and that you wear a few layers under your uniform jumper. Coats and waterproof clothing will only be worn if it rains. Bring a coat with you and they can be left in Leader’s cars if not needed during the Parade. If possible, please make sure that your coat is black, navy or a dark colour, no bright colours.

This is an important day where we are in the public view and as the biggest Sea Scout Group in the county we should make a good effort to attend and pay tribute to those who lost their lives for their Country during the two World Wars and other conflicts. A good smart turnout would be appreciated both by the Group and the Veterans who attend the Service.

Dec
9
Sat
Bag Packing (Fundraising)
Dec 9 @ 10:00 – 16:00

The Group will be taking part in a series of fundraising events at Morrison’s in Hadleigh, assisting shoppers in packing their shopping bags for a small donation to the Group.

The dates are:

  • Saturday 16 September 10.00 – 16.00
  • Sunday 17 September 11.00 – 15.00
  • Saturday 9 December 10.00 – 16.00
  • Sunday 10 December 11.00 – 15.00
  • Please note the planned days on 7-8 October have been cancelled

In previous years we have raised several thousand pounds doing this; a significant amount of money that helps sustain our activities and equipment, and keeping subs at a reasonable level.

We will be there between 10 and 4 on Saturday, and 11 and 3 on Sunday. With around 170 Cubs, Scouts and Explorers (not including the Leaders) we hope that everyone can attend for an hour or two so that we can have two people on each checkout.

Please come in uniform. The more people that come to help the more money we can raise for activities and equipment.

Please note there will be no food/drink supplied by the Group or Morrisons, and you will need to dropped off and collected from the store. There will be at least two leaders from various sections present throughout to supervise and to ensure that no inconvenience is caused to Morrison’s or their customers.

If you have any friends or family in the area that need some shopping please get them to pop in and see us.

Dec
10
Sun
Bag Packing (Fundraising)
Dec 10 @ 10:00 – 16:00

The Group will be taking part in a series of fundraising events at Morrison’s in Hadleigh, assisting shoppers in packing their shopping bags for a small donation to the Group.

The dates are:

  • Saturday 16 September 10.00 – 16.00
  • Sunday 17 September 11.00 – 15.00
  • Saturday 9 December 10.00 – 16.00
  • Sunday 10 December 11.00 – 15.00
  • Please note the planned days on 7-8 October have been cancelled

In previous years we have raised several thousand pounds doing this; a significant amount of money that helps sustain our activities and equipment, and keeping subs at a reasonable level.

We will be there between 10 and 4 on Saturday, and 11 and 3 on Sunday. With around 170 Cubs, Scouts and Explorers (not including the Leaders) we hope that everyone can attend for an hour or two so that we can have two people on each checkout.

Please come in uniform. The more people that come to help the more money we can raise for activities and equipment.

Please note there will be no food/drink supplied by the Group or Morrisons, and you will need to dropped off and collected from the store. There will be at least two leaders from various sections present throughout to supervise and to ensure that no inconvenience is caused to Morrison’s or their customers.

If you have any friends or family in the area that need some shopping please get them to pop in and see us.

Dec
17
Sun
Christmas Toy and Carol Service
Dec 17 @ 10:30 – 12:00

Our December Church Parade takes place in The Den, with families and the congregation from the Fisherman’s Chapel invited to join us. This is held as a toy & carol service at our usual time of 10.30 for a prompt 11.00 start on Sunday 17th December.

Toy Sunday Service 2014The toys received have gone for many years to the Marigold Centre which gives support to troubled families within Southend Borough. The centre can only accept new toys in their original wrappings (with instructions etc) and not gift wrapped.

For our youth members who are thinking of others at this time of year and wish to donate their own toys that they have either outgrown or don’t use (and maybe make space for their new Christmas presents), we will gladly also receive these, and pass them to  HARP – a local homeless project which we also support. Again, please leave these unwrapped to they can be given out appropriately.

Hopefully you will encourage your child to buy a new gift with their own pocket money to give some joy to a child less fortunate.

All family and friends are welcome to attend, it’s usually standing room only for the latecomers, and we will be delighted if you will join us afterwards for mince pies and coffee.

Mar
30
Fri
Derbyshire
Mar 30 @ 08:30 – Apr 6 @ 16:00

The Scouts’ annual Easter Walking and Activity Week to Castleton in the Derbyshire Peak District.

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

The centre nestles under the Lose Hill and is a short walk from Edale and the Kinder Scout plateau. There are many challenging walks that can be completed without having to travel out from the centre in minibuses.

Full details will be released nearer the time.

Jul
21
Sat
Group Summer Camp
Jul 21 – Jul 28 all-day

Group Summer Camp for Beavers, Cubs, Sea Scouts and Explorers.

We all camp in tents for the week, wih Scouts & Explorers cooking in their patrols over open fires in a back to basics style. There will be a number of activities, games and competitions throughout the week as well as a day or two off site to the beach and/or local town.

Beavers camp for the first weekend, Cubs Saturday to Thursday, Scouts/Explorers Saturday to Saturday.

Full details will be given out nearer the time. If you have any questions, please speak to your Section Leader.


Past Renown Troop Programmes:

Solebay Troop / Sea Ranger Crew Past Programmes

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