After many months of hard work and fundraising by the Explorer Unit, the Group’s EOD, Percussion, is back in the water. After a thorough test sail during the week, the Unit took her, along with the Gig, a Wanderer and a couple of support boats over to Yantlet Beach in Kent for an overnight expedition, sleeping out under the stars.
Here’s a quick video of the fleet under sail on the way back home on Sunday morning:
Many thanks to everyone from 3rdCB and Essex YC that helped out by donating their time or money to the project.
2014’s Renewal of Promise & St. George’s Day Parade is taking place on Sunday 27th April.
Renewal of Promise is an important part of the Scouting calendar,where all members (including the Sea Rangers) renewal their Scout and Sea Ranger promise each year along with all the other Scout Groups from the Southend West District.
Continue reading Renewal of Promise & St George’s Day Parade – Sunday 27th April
Reminder that there’s no Cubs, Scouts or Sea Rangers during the Easter Holidays.
There is a slight change to this Friday night’s Scout Troop programme, which will now be a night hike from Hadleigh Castle.
Continue reading Sea Scout Troop Night Hike: Fri 28 March
To help raise money for the repair works on the EOD, a tuck shop will now be run by the Explorers on weekends and after Church Parades, there will be a choice of canned drinks, cakes and sweets which will thrill your tastebuds! Continue reading Tuck Shop
This marks the 27th Anniversary of the death of Peter Royal. Peter was one of the pre-war and post war members of the Group, and as some of you know bequeathed a legacy to the Group.
Peter has very few living relatives so the Group always remembers Peter at this time of the year with a service at New Road Church.
It would be nice to see all the Group’s members make a special effort to attend this service to show their appreciation for Peter’s life, the work he did with the 3rd C.B. and for his generosity to the Group. Following the service flowers will be laid at Peter’s grave.
Parents and friends are most welcome to come and join in the service, which will be held at New Road Methodist Church New Road Leigh commencing at 1100 hrs. Car parking is available under the railway bridge.
It is expected that all uniform members make the effort to attend. Meet at the Den in full uniform at 1030 hours. We shall be back at the Den 1215 hours.
This Sunday 16th June is the Group’s annual Summer Church Parade at The Den at 10:30. All members are encouraged to attend, and we would also like to extend an invitation to family and friends to join us. Continue reading Summer Church Parade – 16 Jun
Our BIG project was launched Saturday, all those that attended had a good time, thanks to Beth for thinking of wine tasting as an idea for an event and arranging it all, and thanks too to Cheryl for providing the food.
Some of the plans for the proposed development were revealed and the sum of £350,000 is needed to provide this. There will be workshop, boat storage, camp storage, changing and shower facilities, training rooms, first aid room and an extensive look-out balcony to enable over-seeing of water activities, this providing excellent Sea Scout and Sea Ranger training opportunities and enabling extending the number of youngsters that can participate.
Continue reading Our BIG Project
Another year has flown past and once again it’s time to celebrate the achievements of our members at our Presentation Evening. This year’s presentation has been arranged by the Sea Scout Section. Continue reading Presentation Evening Sat 9th February 2013
First of all a Happy New Year to you all and I hope you had an excellent Christmas.
As many of you are now aware 3rd CB bought the former Fisherman’s Yard next door to The Den and over the next couple of years the Group will be fund raising enough money to build on this land and of course still be able to maintain The Den, our fleet of boats and continue to organise the varied activities and trips we run for the children. Continue reading Waitrose Community Matters