Category Archives: Newsflash

Celebrating our Volunteers

The first week of June is National Volunteers’ Week, and we’re celebrating our volunteers’ valuable contribution to making 3rd Chalkwell Bay Sea Scouts the huge success it is today. This week is a great opportunity to tell everyone about their amazing work.

We enjoy the support of more than 100 volunteers, whether Leaders or Young Leaders, Active Support Members or Trustees, everyone’s contribution makes us as a Scout Group complete.

Throughout the last year, despite the constraints of COVID the team of leaders, instructors and supporters have delivered an extensive programme to our young people, whether virtually or in person where allowed. The team organised online meetings, set up badges to do at home, arranged camps in gardens, and when possible re-worked the programmes to carry our safe, socially distanced meetings, not to mention overseeing significant building work at our HQ.

In 2020 3rd Chalkwell Bay volunteers were acknowledged by HM The Queen with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for volunteers and a huge honour for a team that gives so much for the young people of our community.

Could you be a volunteer? Find out more about the opportunities we have to offer at 3rdCB.org.uk/join/volunteer

Up-skilling our Sailing Instructors

We’re pleased to add two new RYA Senior Dinghy Sailing Instructors to our ranks.

Megan & Harry, who have both taught numerous Scouts and Explorers to sail in Old Leigh, spent the past week in Poole Harbour on the RYA’s SI course learning how to run sailing sessions, manage instructors and run a sailing centre. Huge well done to both of you, and looking forward to seeing you using your skills to get more Scouts out on the water gaining qualifications and skills for life!

Going Strong after 90 Years of Scouting

31 January is census day for UK Scouting, where across the country we take stock of our membership.

As we start our 90th year of Scouting in Leigh-on-Sea, the 3rdCB family is 214 young people strong, supported by 89 adults!

We can’t wait to get back and see you all again, building friendships & learning new Skills For Life soon.

Virtual Mexican Wave

After the success of our Pass The Scarf video back at the start of the pandemic and the introduction of a new lockdown we have been working to bring everyone in the group virtually together once again.

In January our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Leaders have all been filming clips for our new video. We hope you enjoy our Mexican Wave!