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What’s going on in 3rd Chalkwell Bay

Guzzlers Imperial War Museum Visit – 10th Feb 2015

3rdCB-CrestOn February 10th 2015 the Guzzlers will be visiting the Imperial War Museum in London for their first social activity of the year.

Meet outside at 1100hrs. Drinks & lunch will be enjoyed locally afterwards of course. Any Guzzler’s wishing to go please let Stuart Clay know on and full details will be sent a week before the visit.

If you’re not a member of the Guzzlers yet and wish to go there is still time! Please follow the link below on how to become a  fully fledged member.

Leigh Creek Guzzlers Association

Curry night fundraiser – Sun 8 Feb 15

CurryFundraising is key to keeping 3rdCB running, and our young people in all sections enjoying the facilities available to them. To kick start these events for 2015 we are holding a curry night at Le Raj, London Road, Leigh on Sea (near to The Elms pub) on Sunday 8th February starting at 6pmThis should be a really good evening and you are more than welcome to bring friends & family along with you. All it will cost is £12 per adult and £ 10 per child. Continue reading Curry night fundraiser – Sun 8 Feb 15

2015 Church Parades & Services

The Group holds a parade service, where Church_Pennantwe march (weather dependant) to The Fishermen’s Chapel (New Road Church) at the other end of Old Leigh 5-6 times a year and we also hold two family services at The Den in the Summer and at Christmas.

We meet at The Den at 10:30 in full uniform, and are normally finished by 12:15. Family and friends are welcome to join us in the chapel for the service. If your child is unable to attend the parade please inform their section leader. Read more…

Group Presentation Evening – Fri 30th Jan

Another year has sailed by and once again it’s time to celebrate the achievements of our members at our Presentation Evening, arranged this year by the Explorer Scouts.

The event is being held at Leigh Road Baptist Church, Leigh Road, Leigh-On-Sea. The doors open from 18:45 for 19:30 start, the evening finishes at around 21:30. All members of the Group are encouraged to attend and in full uniform. Continue reading Group Presentation Evening – Fri 30th Jan

Christmas Toy & Carol Service

Thank you to everyone who came to our Christmas Carol and Toy Service on Sunday 14 Dec, especially those who brought toys along for the Marigold Centre and HARP, which will be given to those less fortunate than ourselves in the Southend area. Music was provided by Taste, a Christian Rock Band, giving a slightly different flavour to the morning. Juliet Kilpin from the Fishermen’s Chapel on New Road ran the service and dedicated Solebay Troop’s new colour in the process.

This was also the last formal event for our outgoing Group Scout Leader, Carol, who retires at the end of December after 14 years at the helm of 3rdCB (and many more before that in Scouting). We wish her all the best, but are sure this won’t be the last we see of her.

A few photos from the service are on our Facebook Group, and a video of the carols-with-a-difference is on our YouTube channel.

Derbyshire Walking Week – Easter 2015

We’re returning to Derbyshire over Easter for the Scouts hiking and activity week, based out of Castleton in the Derbyshire Peak District. Dates are departing on Saturday 28th March and returning on Friday 3rd April (Good Friday) 2015.

There will be a varied programme including hill walking, wild camping, swimming and we are hoping to include other activities such as cycling and low level climbing. The centre nestles under the Lose Hill and is a short walk from Edale and the Kinder Scout plateau. There are many challenging walks within close reach of the centre. There will also be the scope, weather permitting, to try out high camping that is an experience that will leave some great memories (older Scouts only). The level of walks is decided by age & experience and led by an experienced leader. Read more…

Leadership Changes

From the start of 2015 there are going to be a few changes in the Groups leadership team.

After 13 dedicated years as Group Scout Leader (GSL), Carol Tissington is standing down from the role at the end of this year. Ian Johnson will be taking over from her as Skip, and Jon Whiteley stepping up to become Scout Leader of Renown Troop. Eric Funa will also be standing down as Cub Leader, with Tricia Smith taking the reigns as Akela. Continue reading Leadership Changes

Bag packing weekend raises over £2,000

As part of our fundraising effort for the new boating centre project, the Group spend a weekend at Morrison’s in Hadleigh, helping customers pack their shopping for small donation. There was a really good turn out from the Scouts and Explorers, with a few Cubs along as well, and lots of parents coming in to say hello whist they did their shopping. In total we raised over £2,100 during the weekend. Well done to everyone that came along, and thank you to Morrison’s for having us and making us so welcome.


Planning approval for new boating centre

Concept art, looking north-eastOn Wednesday 12 November, Southend Council granted planning permission for the construction of the new boating centre at The Den. Whilst we still have a long way to go – most notably in raising the funds – to make this project a reality, this is a big milestone and allows us to start approaching companies and organisations for grants.

The new building on the site of Knapp’s Yard, next door to the existing HQ, will give us much needed additional teaching, maintenance and storage space, allowing the Group to continue to expand into the 21st century. Contrary to a few media reports, this is an additional building, and not a replacement for the current Den. Read more…