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.
As many of you will by now know, our Group Scout Leader Carol is retiring soon after almost 14 years at the helm of 3rdCB. The search is now on to find a suitable replacement as the Group’s head leader. Continue reading Group Scout Leader Vacancy
The 3rd CB band is being brought back to life and if you play a musical instrument and interested in joining the band we want to hear from you!
Continue reading The 3rd CB Band
A wide range of events and social meetings planned within the Leigh Creek Guzzler Association for 2014, please see the following planned events. Further details will be confirmed closer to the event date. Continue reading Upcoming Guzzler Events 2014
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
The Sea Ranger Crew received a visit from Southend RNLI on Monday 11th November, read the article that the RNLI made on their visit to The Den. Continue reading Sea Rangers’ Visit from Southend RNLI
3rd CB has received a cheque of the sum of £250 to go towards the fund raising of our new building project. The donation was raised by the Leigh on Sea Masonic Lodge No.4708 and was handed over to our GSL, Carol Tissington last week. A huge 3rd CB thank you goes out to them and their extremely kind donation!
This makes the current total raised so far for our big project £6,250.
3rd CB is now an affiliated training centre with the British Rowing Association, the national governing body for Rowing in the UK and enabling us to offer the Explore Rowing ‘Learn to Row’ scheme. Continue reading British Rowing Affiliated Club
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.