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:

Aug
26
Sat
RYA Sailing Stage 1
Aug 26 @ 11:30 – 18:30

Start sailing
Learn a basic understanding of how a boat sailing, with some experience of steering and handling the boat

Duration: 1 Day

Cost: £10. This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook, certificate and safety boat fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Booking: See 3rdCB.org.uk/courses for more details or to book a place on this course.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent two weeks before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Open Boating
Aug 26 @ 14:00 – 18:30

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.

Sep
3
Sun
Open Boating
Sep 3 @ 09:00 – 15:00

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.

Sep
9
Sat
RYA Sailing Stage 1
Sep 9 @ 10:30 – 17:30

Start sailing
Learn a basic understanding of how a boat sailing, with some experience of steering and handling the boat

Duration: 1 Day

Cost: £10. This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook, certificate and safety boat fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Booking: See 3rdCB.org.uk/courses for more details or to book a place on this course.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent two weeks before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Open Boating
Sep 9 @ 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.

Sep
10
Sun
Old Leigh Regatta
Sep 10 @ 11:00 – 17:00
Scouts man the stalls at this year's Leigh Regatta
Scouts man the stalls at 2015’s Leigh Regatta

The Leigh Regatta in Leigh-on-Sea is an annual community & charity event organised by the Sea Scout/Explorer Groups based in the Old Town along with the Leigh Lions. Each year, the event raises money for nominated charities as well as for the local Scout Groups around Leigh-on-Sea.

The Old Leigh High Street will close for the whole day, allowing the Leigh Regatta to take full advantage of the space for all the entertainment, craft stalls, side shows, competitions and water events, including sailing run by EYC & LSC, the Scout Pentathlon, Cub Welly Hoying, live music, fun stalls and entertainers.

All Scouts & Explorers are asked to help on stalls, raise money and set up/pack up on the day. We also need support from parents and families on stalls and in the tea tent, and donations of prizes for our stalls which raise funds for 3rdCB. This is our biggest fund raising event of the year, if you can help out please talk to any of the leaders.

We’re after donations of cakes, teddies, jumble and old crockery, so if you like backing or are having a post-summer clear out, please drop them into The Den before the Regatta.

We’re also after adult help in the tea tent and on the Scout stalls on the day. If you have an hour or two free and are able to help out please drop us an email at TheDen@3rdCB.org.uk with when you’re about to we can put a rota together, or just pop down on the day and talk to one of the leaders.

Ephemerals
HW: 1600A – 5.9m

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

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

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.

Sep
17
Sun
Open Boating
Sep 17 @ 09:30 – 15:00

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.

Bag Packing (Fundraising)
Sep 17 @ 10:00 – 16:00

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

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.

Sep
23
Sat
RYA Sailing Stage 3
Sep 23 @ 10:30 – Sep 24 @ 17:30

Better Sailing
Rigging, launching and sailing in any direction. By the end of the course you will be able to launch and sail a dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions.

Pre-requisites: Unless agreed with the instructor team, you should have already completed the RYA Stage 1&2 course, plus at least 6 hours of practice logged over 3/4 sessions (either at The Den or your own sailing club).

Duration: This is a two day course running all weekend. Attendance is required on both days to complete the course.

Cost: £15. This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook (if required), certificate and safety boat fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Booking: See 3rdCB.org.uk/courses for more details or to book a place on this course.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent two weeks before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Open Boating
Sep 23 @ 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.

Sep
24
Sun
Open Boating
Sep 24 @ 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.

Oct
7
Sat
Bag Packing (Fundraising)
Oct 7 @ 10:00 – 16:00

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

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.

Pulling Badge
Oct 7 @ 10:00 – Oct 8 @ 17:00

BRA LogoLearn to Row – British Rowing Stage 1 Course

The course will take you through the basics of rowing technique, both on and off the water, as well as basic navigation and safety.

See 3rdCB.org.uk/courses for more details or to book a place on this course.

You will need to bring suitable clothing for going afloat. Old clothes that can get wet (not jeans), or swimming gear if it’s warm, a towel and a change of clothes. You will also need some old trainers or boat shoes for your feet – wellies and bare-feet are not allowed. Buoyancy aids and waterproofs are provided at The Den.

RYA Seamanship Skills
Oct 7 @ 10:00 – Oct 8 @ 17:00
RYA Seamanship Skills @ The Den

Handle a boat in all circumstances and solve problems afloat
Includes launching and recovering the boat in different circumstances, stopping, reducing sail, recovering a man overboard, anchoring.

By the end of the course you will be able to handle a wide range of situations afloat.

Pre-requisites: Unless agreed with the instructor team, you should have already completed the RYA Stage 3 or 4 course, plus at least a further 6 hours or practice over 3/4 sessions, recorded in your log book.

Duration: This is a two day course running all weekend. Attendance is required on both days to complete the course.

Cost: £15. This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook (if required), certificate and safety boat fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Booking: See 3rdCB.org.uk/courses for more details or to book a place on this course.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent two weeks before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

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