The 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.
As 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.
The 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.
For more information please call Renown Sea Scout Leader Jon Whiteley on Friday evenings at The Den on 01702 476890.
Upcoming Renown Troop Events:
This year’s event will be back at Leigh Road Baptist Church, the doors are open from 1900 for a 1930 start. All members of the Group and their parents/family are invited to attend (full uniform for members please).
During the evening awards will be presented to the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers for their achievements throughout the year. The different sections will also be providing displays on their activities throughout the year.
After the presentations there will be a selection of refreshments, to give you the opportunity to look at the displays & photos and see what we’ve been up to over the past year, as well as to meet the leader team & other parents.
This is a training session & meeting for Renown Troop PLs.
Standing for Show IN a Day In Guiding and Scouting, Southend Gang Show will once again be putting on SHINDIGS on Saturday 9th March 2019.
Taking place at Shoeburyness High School, Scouts and Guides will get the chance to experience performing on stage in front of a live audience. Participants will rehearse together learning new dance routines, songs and items to act as well as making new friends and having fun. Then in the evening, the Scouts and Guides will perform their newly learnt routines on stage.
Claire Brown, Support Manager for SHINDIGS 2019 spoke of the event ‘SHINDIGS is a fantastic event for young people to get a taste of performing on stage, they learn so much whilst having fun and making plenty of new friends!’
Keep an eye out on the Southend Gang Show website and social media channels for when sign ups open!
For more information please visit https://www.southendgangshow.org/shindigs-save-the-date/
Termy meeting of Renown Leaders to plan upcoming programmes and events.
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.