Renown Sea Scout Troop

Renown Sea Scout TroopThe Renown Sea Scout Troop for boys aged 10-14 meets every Friday at the Den between 19:15 and 21:30. The original Scout section in 3rdCB is one of the most active and popular Scout Troops the area.

Renown Troop run a very active programme; regular activities include sailing training expeditions, hillwalking weeks in Derbyshire, and camping, and of course training in all the skills required to do these safely. Others activities include building and launching rockets, night hikes, wide games, cooking, pioneering and camp craft evenings.

Scouts sailingAs a Sea Scout Group, there is a large emphasis on sailing an water activities. 3rdCB is a recognised training centre for both the Royal Yachting Association, and the British Rowing Association, with leaders qualified by the national governing bodies to run courses in sailing, powerboating and rowing, to name but a few. There is boating available most weekends, depending on the tide, with courses designed to take young people from the very basics up to advanced levels on the water.

scouts-friday-campingThe Troop has around 65 Scouts who are split into eight patrols: Stormy Petts (STP), Puffins, Seals, Merlins, Gannets, Curlews, Seagulls and Penguins. Each patrol is run by a Patrol Leader (PL), and his assistant (APL), who are senior boys responsible for training, discipline and general welfare of the Scouts in their charge. There is also a Senior PL (SPL), who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Troop along with a large team of qualified leaders and instructors.

When Scouts reach the age of 14 they can move on to the Endeavour Explorer Sea Scout Unit which is also based at 3rd CB, for more challenges and adventure.

Renown Troop Introduction Pack

For more information please call Renown Sea Scout Leader Jon Whiteley on Friday evenings at The Den on 01702 476890.

Upcoming Renown Troop Events:

Mar
29
Fri
County Backpack
Mar 29 @ 17:00 – Mar 31 @ 15:00

County Backpack is a two day incident hike around the local countryside. Scouts will need to visit as many bases as possible each day, before returning back Thriftwood Scout Campsite. Each base will have a small activity to complete before moving on to the next base.

Teams will need to attend a compulsory base at the start of the day and will then work out their own route, all bases will be manned and will have an activity and a route card to complete before moving to the next base.

Each team must consist of 4-6 Scouts (all of Scout age) and must be able to walk with a lightweight rucksack, teams will not need to carry tents or cooking stoves, but will need lunch and equipment for a day hike.

Apr
28
Sun
Church Parade
Apr 28 @ 10:30 – 12:15

The Church PennantChurch Parade Service at the New Road Fishermen’s Chapel.

Meet at The Den at 10:30 in full uniform as usual. We will parade from The Den to New Road Church. Parents are welcome to join us for the service. We will be finished at The Den at 1215.

Jun
9
Sun
Church Parade
Jun 9 @ 10:30 – 10:45

The Church PennantChurch Parade Service at The Den.

Meet at The Den at 10:30 in full uniform as usual.. Parents are welcome to join us for the service. We will be finished at The Den at 1215, and there will be the opportunity for tea and coffee after the service.

Jul
27
Sat
Group Summer Camp
Jul 27 – Aug 3 all-day
Group Summer Camp @ Haughley Park, Suffolk

This summer we will be holding a Group Camp for Beavers, Cubs, Sea Scouts and Explorers.

We all camp in tents for the week, with 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.

How to book

This year we are using online sign up & payment for Summer Camp. Please visit 3rdCB.org.uk/camp, select the right section and fill in the form to book your child’s space. If you have any questions about the camp or the booking system please speak to your section leader.

Oct
20
Sun
Harvest Festival Church Parade
Oct 20 @ 10:30 – 12:15

The Church PennantChurch Parade Service at the New Road Fishermen’s Chapel.

Meet at The Den at 10:30 in full uniform as usual. We will parade from The Den to New Road Church. Parents are welcome to join us for the service. We will be finished at The Den at 1215.

As this is the Harvest Festival church parade please bring a non-perishable food item such as TIns or Pasta which will be donated to local charities.

Dec
15
Sun
Christmas Toy and Carol Service
Dec 15 @ 10:30 – 10:45

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 an 11.00 start on Sunday 16th December.

Families and friends are very welcome to join us to sing some carols, and we will be delighted if you will join us afterwards for mince pies and coffee.

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.

 

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