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May 2022 Newsletter

Summer is where our favourite parts of Scouting happen, and this term is off to a great start. The Explorers got away camping at Belchamps at the end of April with the rest of Southend West District, joined by Cubs and Beavers for an activity day and camp fire; DofE training is well underway with expeditions planned over the coming months; the sailing sessions have been phenomenally well attended, with over 50 people afloat on some days and courses filling up in minutes. And there’s more to come! In this newsletter:

  • Summer Term Membership Fees
  • Band Night
  • New safety boat gets a name
  • Summer Camp
  • Den Open Day
  • This terms activities

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Name that boat

In 2021 we expended our fleet of powerboats with a new 6m RIB, with support from Sports England and Co-Op Community Fund. With the start of the sailing season it’s  ready for use and is supporting our activities on the water.

We needed a name for the RIB, and put a few options to our members and families. After 2 weeks of voting the results are in: and the winner is… <drumroll>… Nelson.

A name long associated with 3rdCB, Nelson was name of the original Sea Scout Troop and the Group’s first RIB. In Naval links, HMS Nelson was a WW1 battleship, sister to HMS Rodney, and the present day Naval Base in Portsmouth. Thank you to everyone who voted. Continue reading Name that boat

90th Years of 3rdCB

3rd Chalkwell Bay was founded on 6 December 1931, and this December celebrate our 90th anniversary.

There’s no way of counting the thousands of Scouts that have passed through The Den over the years, but we’re proud to be going stronger than ever and still making a difference to young people’s lives in Old Leigh.

On Saturday 20th Nov we celebrated this momentous occasion with a gala dinner and dance at The Boatyard in Old Leigh, with nearly 200 friends and family partying the night away in style, with fine dining, fireworks and dancing to the fabulous Big Yellow Suitcase.

The evening raised around £3,000 for 3rdCB through the raffle and auction, which will help fund new activities and facilities for our young people. Thank you to everyone who supported the evening, and more importantly to Marcus, Ed, Megan, Freya and everyone else who put it all together.

Photos of the evening are available online at