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Special Church Parade: Sunday 16th March 2014

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.

Our BIG Project

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.

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Waitrose Community Matters

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

Quiz Night

Quiz night at The Den in aid of Group funds. Sat 19 Jan, 7.00 for 7.30 start. Adults £5, children £3. Get a group together and come and join the fun; bring your own drinks and nibbles.

Camp Cooking Equipment Upgrades

On our Summer Camp, the Scouts and Rangers cook their meals on open fires. Up until now they have used what we call a hot plate, which is basically a large rectangular sheet of metal that is placed on bricks or logs over the flames. These have served us well over the many years but they have now come to the end of their lives (bent badly out of shape and crumbling away) and we feel that they are now not the safest option for cooking over an open fire. Continue reading Camp Cooking Equipment Upgrades

Explorer Scouts Update

There are exciting developments afoot to create a new Explorer Scout Units linked directly to the Group. Although still linked with the Scout District the new Units will be able to reflect the Group involved. i.e. 3rd Chalkwell Bay would be primarily water orientated while still embracing the other challenges that Explorer Scouting offers. If we go ahead with following this offered route, Ganges, the current Unit meeting at The Den would move off to another venue within Southend West District. The newly formed Unit would be known as “3rd Chalkwell Bay Explorer Unit”, wear our old gold and back scarf and be another Section, completing our ”family” of Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Sea Scouts along with our parallel Crew in Solebay Sea Rangers for the 14-18 year old age range. Continue reading Explorer Scouts Update