3rd CB joined up with the Leigh Lions this year to help out with their annual charity Duck Race along Leigh Creek.
Around 1400 yellow rubber ducks were released into the creek at Bell Wharf on Sunday 9 August, where they “raced” with the incoming tide to the finishing line at Billet Wharf, aided by the Lions & Scouts (and Explorers) to keep them off the banks and moving. Each duck is numbered and sold for £1, with the first three ducks winning prizes of up to £100, and all proceeds going to local charities.
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The Group had our annual summer camp at Haughley Park in Suffolk at the end of July. Despite a rather wet start and typically British weather for most of the week, everyone had a fun camp, with activities including wide games, a movie themed fancy-dress & fun day, challenging the home made assault course and visits to the local swimming pool.
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The sun came out in the end for our Group Open Day on Sunday 5 July.
The day started with our AGM – a requirement of our status as a charity, and a chance for parents to see what we’ve been up to over the past year and thank the committee & leaders for their time. It was time to fire up the BBQ and get the boats out on the water. Almost the entire fleet was out, with rides on the sailing boats and ribs laid on for family and friends, and the early cloud and rain quickly cleared away into a lovely sunny day.
We also raised over £200 on the day from the BBQ, cake sale and bric-a-brac.
Read the annual report of what we’ve been up to over the past year.
Our annual report is now out, with details of what 3rdCB has been up to over the past year.
You can download a copy below:
Annual Report 2015
We are pleased to have passed our annual Royal Yachting Association inspection, so can continue to provide nationally recognised sailing and powerboat courses and certificates for our Scouts and leaders. Over the past year we’ve run around 40 courses in sailing, rowing and power boating, trained half a dozen Explorers as Assistant Sailing Instructors and issued about 200 nationally-recognised RYA & BRA certificates, not to mention training other Scouts Groups and their leaders as well. Not a bad record when you consider that all the instructors are volunteers who do it in their spare time. Thanks to those who helped with the preparation and the inspection this evening!
We’re sad to announce that Dave Packer, former leader and long-time friend of the Group, passed away on the afternoon of Saturday 23 May, aged 78, after a short illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dave’s wife Elizabeth and his family at this very sad time. Continue reading David Packer – Gone Home
3rdCB ran some games and stalls at St Clement’s May Fair on Bank Holiday Monday. We raised £415 from the stalls, plus another £200 donation for the use of our marquee, tables and chairs. That means we’ve raised a grand total of £615 for the Group, a great result and a massive thank you to all the Scouts, Explorers & Leaders who were there for you hard work in making the day a success.
We were back on the water last weekend for a busy couple of days, with 2 RYA courses running, as well as open boating and a church parade.
Well done to the 14 Sea Scouts and Explorers that gained RYA Stage 1&2 or Stage 3 awards, as well as the associated Scout activity badges.
Keep up to date with our Old Boys (and girls) club – the Leigh Creek Guzzlers Association. The latest newsletter (edition 105!) with news and dates for future social events and gatherings is now available online here.
It may not seem like it at the moment, but there’s a lot of work going on in the background preparing for our new boating centre in Old Leigh. Funding applications are being finalised, fundraising continues, and we’ve recently had a clear out of the yard. Continue reading More space in the yard for Our Big Project