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:

Derbyshire Briefing
Mar 6 @ 19:30 – 20:30

Pre-trip briefing and meeting for the Easter walking and activity trip to Castleton. 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.

Church Parade
Mar 18 @ 10:30 – 12:15

The Church PennantThe Group holds a parade service on the third Sunday of most months, 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

Mar 30 @ 08:30 – Apr 6 @ 16:00

The Scouts’ annual Easter Walking and Activity Week to Castleton in the Derbyshire Peak District will take place during the first week of the Easter holidays from Friday 30 March (Good Friday) to Friday 6 April 2018.

We have a varied programme including hill walking, swimming and other activities such as cycling and low-level climbing, as well as the opportunity to head into the local village and activities & games in the centre. We have exclusive use of the Rotary Centre in Castleton, with several buildings including a purpose-build dormitory block with bunk bed accommodation in rooms of four and central heating.

Walking groups are based on age and experience, and are led by an experienced leader or instructor. For the older Scouts there may be the opportunity (weather permitting) to go wild or high camping, an experience that will leave some great memories.


The cost of the trip is £240 each; a non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure your child’s place. The cost includes all transport, activities, accommodation, and food and represents excellent value for money for a full week away. Numbers are limited to 40 Sea Scouts from both Troops (Renown and Solebay) and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Walking boots (not DM’s) and decent waterproofs are essential for this trip, and 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 to cover wear & tear and to help cover the cost of cleaning and replacing them. These borrowed items will be collected at the end of the week before we return home.

Pre-Trip Meeting

We hold a pre-trip meeting for parents and those going on the trip at The Den on Tuesday 6th March at 7.30pm, All those attending the trip should attend. Group equipment will be available to hire on this evening.


If your child would like to go on this trip, please print and return the slip on the letter linked below together with your deposit as soon as possible, but no later than Friday 26th January.

PDF Derbyshire 2018 Initial Letter & Reply Slip

Renewal of Promise
Apr 22 @ 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.

We parade along Marine Parade and Rectory Grove, and into Wesley Church for a short service, demonstrating 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!

Open Day
Jun 16 @ 13:00 – 17:00

Join us at The Den for the Group’s annual Open Day. A chance to see what we get up to, get out on the water in some of our boats, meet the leaders and other parents, and enjoy a summer BBQ in Old Leigh. All family and friends welcome.


HW: 1520A – 5.9m

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.

Harvest Church Parade
Oct 21 @ 10:30 – 12:15

The Church PennantOctober’s Church Parade is the Harvest Festival Service at the New Road Fishermen’s Chapel, where all members are requested to bring an item of food (tinned or non perishable i.e. pasta please) to donate to HARP, the charity for homeless people in the Southend area.

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.

Remembrance Day Parade
Nov 11 @ 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.

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.

Christmas Toy and Carol Service
Dec 16 @ 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 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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