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:

Apr
8
Sat
Derbyshire
Apr 8 @ 08:00 – Apr 15 @ 15:00

Derbyshire 2015The 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. There will also be the scope, weather permitting, to try out high camping that is an experience that will leave some great memories (Older children only). Level of walks is decided by age.

Cost

The cost of the trip this year is £230 each. The cost includes all transport, activities, accommodation, and food and represents excellent value for money. If you wish to pay by instalments then arrange the amounts you wish to pay, please indicate this on your form.

Numbers are limited to 40 Sea Scouts from both Troops (Renown and Solebay) and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Spare spaces will be offered to the Explorer Unit.

A deposit of £50 is required to secure your place. Forms and deposits should be returned as soon as possible (remember: first come, first served) and no later than Friday 24th February.

Equipment

Walking boots (not DM’s) and decent waterproofs are essential for this trip. The Group has a number of good quality waterproofs and rucksacks that can be hired. There is a small hire charge of £5 per item be paid when borrowing equipment (e.g. if you borrow a waterproof jacket and trousers that would be a £10 charge), which helps cover the cost of cleaning, maintaining and replacing them. These borrowed items will be collected at the end of the week before we return home.

Pre-Trip Meeting

There will be a pre-trip briefing and meeting at The Den on Tuesday 14th March at 7.30pm, where we will discuss the plan for the week and clothing/kit requirements. Group hiking equipment will be available to hire at the end of this meeting. All persons attending the trip are required to attend.

Letters

PDF Initial Letter and Reply Slip. (9 Oct 2016)

Apr
23
Sun
Renewal of Promise
Apr 23 @ 14:00 – 16:00

Renewal of Promise is an important part of the Scouting calendar, where we renew our Scouting promise to do our best, along with all the other Scout Groups in Southend West District.

The Parade will take place along Marine Parade and Rectory Grove, and into Wesley Church for a short service, and demonstrates to the locals of Leigh that Scouting is still a strong and vibrant part of our community.

This is one of the few events that we request all members of the Group to attend, wearing full uniform. If the weather is cold or wet please bring a dark waterproof jacket (no bright colours or slogans please) as we will still be marching.

We will meet on Marine Parade opposite Herschell Road at 14:00, with the parade commencing at 14:30. After the short service at Wesley Church we will parade back along the Broadway and Marine Parade, finishing in the same place at approx 16:00. Parents and any other family members and friends are welcome to watch the parade, but due to the limited space are unable to join us during the service inside the Church .

3rd CB is by far the largest Group in the District and it is always nice to see a large turnout of smartly dressed members, so please carry on the tradition of being the best and proudest Group in the District!

Apr
29
Sat
Open Boating
Apr 29 @ 13:00 – 17:30

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming. Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.

There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.

Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability. If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

Apr
30
Sun
Open Boating
Apr 30 @ 13:30 – 17:30

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming. Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.

There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.

Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability. If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

May
7
Sun
Open Boating
May 7 @ 10:00 – 14:00

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming. Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.

There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.

Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability. If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

May
13
Sat
Open Boating
May 13 @ 12:00 – 17:30

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming. Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.

There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.

Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability. If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

May
14
Sun
Open Boating
May 14 @ 12:30 – 17:30

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming. Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.

There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.

Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability. If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

May
21
Sun
Church Parade
May 21 @ 10:30 – 12:15
Church Parade @ The Den / New Road Fishermen's Chapel

The Group holds a parade service on the third Sunday of every month, where we march (weather dependant) to The Fishermen’s Chapel (New Road Church) at the other end of Old Leigh.

We meet at The Den at 10:30 in full uniform, and are normally finished by 12:15. Family and friends are welcome to join us in the chapel for the service. All sections are welcome to attend, and it counts towards faith and challenge & activity badges.

More details and the full list of Church Parades are available here

May
27
Sat
Open Boating
May 27 @ 12:00 – 17:00

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming. Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.

There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.

Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability. If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

May
28
Sun
Open Boating
May 28 @ 12:00 – 17:30

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming. Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.

There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.

Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability. If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

Jun
2
Fri
Renown Weekend Camp
Jun 2 @ 18:30 – Jun 4 @ 16:00

Renown Troop’s weekend training and activity camp.

Full details to follow.

Jun
10
Sat
Open Boating
Jun 10 @ 11:30 – 17:00

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming. Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.

There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.

Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability. If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

Jun
11
Sun
Open Boating
Jun 11 @ 12:00 – 17:00

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming. Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.

There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.

Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability. If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

Jun
18
Sun
Summer Church Service
Jun 18 @ 10:30 – 12:15

Our Summer Church Service, where we invite the congregation of New Road to The Den for a change.  All families and friends are welcome to join us as well.

After the service there will be refreshments served and a chance to meet the Leaders and parents of your children’s friends for a chat. Also a great chance to find out upcoming events taking place within the Group.

Jun
24
Sat
Open Boating
Jun 24 @ 10:30 – 15:30

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming. Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.

There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.

Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability. If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

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