Explorer Unit Programme

Current Programmes

Explorer Unit Programme PDF Explorer Unit Thursday Programme
Summer 2019 

See ESU Facebook Group for latest version

Sunday Duty Patrol
PDFSunday Duty Patrol Rota
Sept 2018 – Aug 2019
prog-boating
PDFWater Activities Programme
Summer 2019

Health warning: The programmes are subject to change. If in doubt talk to the leader team.

Upcoming Events

May
15
Sat
RYA Sailing Stage 1
May 15 @ 11:30 – May 16 @ 17:30

RYA Training CentreStart sailing

Learn a basic understanding of how a boat sailing, with some experience of steering and handling the boat

Duration: 2 days

This is a two day course running all weekend. Attendance is required on both days to complete the course.

Cost: £15

This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook, certificate and safety boat fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent two weeks before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-sisr-20210515113000

May
29
Sat
#ThisGirlCan Powerboat Familiarisation
May 29 @ 12:00 – 16:00
#ThisGirlCan Powerboat Familiarisation @ The Den

#ThisGirlCan Powerboating Experience Building

Opportunity for female Scouts, Explorers and leaders to gain some experience and brush up their skills in the Group’s powerboats, under the direction of our RYA Instructors.

This is part of our This Girl Can initiative to encourage more girls to participate in water activities, and as such is only open to female Scouts and Explorers.

Book online at

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-s8xi-20210529120000

Open Sailing
May 29 @ 12:00 – 17:00

Open boating session at The Den for all Sea Scouts and Explorers.

Sessions for any Scout or Explorer to go on the water rowing and sailing. Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary. There is no charge for participating in open boating, just ensure you are down in time for the briefing as outlined on the programme and email with more details when you have booked onto the session.

All dinghy helms need to have completed the RYA Stage 2 Sailing Course (or be of equivalent experience). This is to ensure you are reasonably competent in a boat, to minimise the amount of close proximity contact you may require from the leader team.

Due to the rules on distancing, those from different households will not be able to sail in the same boat for now. We will therefore mostly be offering individual places on our single-handed boats; the Topazes.

Those from the same household will however be asked to sail together in a Quest to maximise the amount of boats we have available for all. Unfortunately we’re not currently able to accommodate non-family members sailing together.

If after booking you are unable to attend, please cancel the booking or contact boating@3rdcb.org.uk so we can ensure the limited places are offered to other members.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-sz1c-20210509090000

May
30
Sun
#ThisGirlCan Powerboat Level 1
May 30 @ 12:30 – 17:30

RYA Training Centre#ThisGirlCan Start Powerboating

This course is an introduction to boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment. This is linked to the Scouts’ Power Cox’n Badge.

This is part of our This Girl Can initiative to encourage more girls to participate in water activities, and as such is only open to female Scouts and Explorers.

Duration: 1 day

Minimum age: 12

Cost: £15

This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook, certificate and safety boat fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent two weeks before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-s4k3-20210530123000

Open Sailing
May 30 @ 12:30 – 17:30

Open boating session at The Den for all Sea Scouts and Explorers.

Sessions for any Scout or Explorer to go on the water rowing and sailing. Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary. There is no charge for participating in open boating, just ensure you are down in time for the briefing as outlined on the programme and email with more details when you have booked onto the session.

All dinghy helms need to have completed the RYA Stage 2 Sailing Course (or be of equivalent experience). This is to ensure you are reasonably competent in a boat, to minimise the amount of close proximity contact you may require from the leader team.

Due to the rules on distancing, those from different households will not be able to sail in the same boat for now. We will therefore mostly be offering individual places on our single-handed boats; the Topazes.

Those from the same household will however be asked to sail together in a Quest to maximise the amount of boats we have available for all. Unfortunately we’re not currently able to accommodate non-family members sailing together.

If after booking you are unable to attend, please cancel the booking or contact boating@3rdcb.org.uk so we can ensure the limited places are offered to other members.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-sgxf-20210530123000

Jun
6
Sun
Open Sailing
Jun 6 @ 08:00 – 13:00

Open boating session at The Den for all Sea Scouts and Explorers.

Sessions for any Scout or Explorer to go on the water rowing and sailing. Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary. There is no charge for participating in open boating, just ensure you are down in time for the briefing as outlined on the programme and email with more details when you have booked onto the session.

All dinghy helms need to have completed the RYA Stage 2 Sailing Course (or be of equivalent experience). This is to ensure you are reasonably competent in a boat, to minimise the amount of close proximity contact you may require from the leader team.

Due to the rules on distancing, those from different households will not be able to sail in the same boat for now. We will therefore mostly be offering individual places on our single-handed boats; the Topazes.

Those from the same household will however be asked to sail together in a Quest to maximise the amount of boats we have available for all. Unfortunately we’re not currently able to accommodate non-family members sailing together.

If after booking you are unable to attend, please cancel the booking or contact boating@3rdcb.org.uk so we can ensure the limited places are offered to other members.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-s8lp-20210606080000

Jun
12
Sat
RYA Sailing Stage 2
Jun 12 @ 11:00 – Jun 13 @ 17:00

RYA Training CentreConfident sailing

A range of sailing skills and knowledge to help in becoming a confident sailor.

Pre-requisites

Unless agreed with the instructor team, you should have already completed the RYA Stage 1 course, plus at least 4 hours of practice logged over 2 sessions (either at The Den or your own sailing club).

Duration: 2 days

This is a 2 day course running all weekend. Attendance is required on both days to complete the course.

Cost: £15

This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook (if required), certificate and safety boat fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent two weeks before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-s2q7-20210612110000

Jun
19
Sat
HARP24
Jun 19 – Jun 20 all-day

3rdCB are entering a team for HARP24, a 24 hour team running event raising money for 3rdCB and HARP, Southend’s homeless charity.

The event takes place at Westcliff Rugby club on 19th-20st June. The teams run (as best as possible) a non-stop relay for 24 hours. This can be run or walked, and there is no target on the number or speed of laps. The objective is to have a personal challenge, have fun (maybe dress up?), and raise some funds for Harp and 3rd CB. No-one should feel they can’t contribute.

In previous years our teams comprising of leaders, parents and friends raised over £3,500. We all achieved more than expected, we ate more BBQ than the calories we ran off, we slept (ish) under scout canvass and enjoyed the experience of running through day, night and twilight.

If you’re interested or would like more information please get in contact with Martin Palmer at theden@3rdcb.org.uk

Jun
26
Sat
#ThisGirlCan RYA Sailing Stage 1
Jun 26 @ 11:00 – Jun 27 @ 17:00

RYA Training Centre#ThisGirlCan Start sailing

Learn a basic understanding of how a boat sailing, with some experience of steering and handling the boat.

This is part of our This Girl Can initiative to encourage more girls to participate in water activities, and as such is only open to female Scouts and Explorers.

Duration: 2 days

This is a two day course running all weekend. Attendance is required on both days to complete the course.

Cost: £15

This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook, certificate and safety boat fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent two weeks before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-sr8g-20210626110000

RYA Sailing Stage 1
Jun 26 @ 11:00 – Jun 27 @ 17:00

RYA Training CentreStart sailing

Learn a basic understanding of how a boat sailing, with some experience of steering and handling the boat

Duration: 2 days

This is a two day course running all weekend. Attendance is required on both days to complete the course.

Cost: £15

This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook, certificate and safety boat fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent two weeks before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-ss9x-20210626110000

Jul
10
Sat
#ThisGirlCan Open Sailing & Skills Building
Jul 10 @ 10:30 – 15:30

#ThisGirlCan Sailing and Skills Building

Open sailing session and skills building session for Female Scouts and Explorers at The Den.

This is part of our This Girl Can initiative to encourage more girls to participate in water activities, and as such is only open to female Scouts and Explorers.

 Session for female Scouts or Explorer to go on the water rowing and sailing. Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary. There is no charge for participating in open boating, just ensure you are down in time for the briefing as outlined on the programme and email with more details when you have booked onto the session. Please make sure you bring suitable clothing as outlined below.

All dinghy helms need to have completed the RYA Stage 2 Sailing Course (or be of equivalent experience). This is to ensure you are reasonably competent in a boat, to minimise the amount of close proximity contact you may require from the leader team.

Due to the rules on distancing, those from different households will not be able to sail in the same boat for now. We will therefore mostly be offering individual places on our single-handed boats; the Topazes.

Those from the same household will however be asked to sail together in a Quest to maximise the amount of boats we have available for all. Unfortunately we’re not currently able to accommodate non-family members sailing together.

If after booking you are unable to attend, please cancel the booking or contact boating@3rdcb.org.uk so we can ensure the limited places are offered to other members.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-s5v2-20210710103000

RYA Sailing Stage 2
Jul 10 @ 10:30 – Jul 11 @ 16:30

RYA Training CentreConfident sailing

A range of sailing skills and knowledge to help in becoming a confident sailor.

Pre-requisites

Unless agreed with the instructor team, you should have already completed the RYA Stage 1 course, plus at least 4 hours of practice logged over 2 sessions (either at The Den or your own sailing club).

Duration: 2 days

This is a 2 day course running all weekend. Attendance is required on both days to complete the course.

Cost: £15

This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook (if required), certificate and safety boat fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent two weeks before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-sj4a-20210710103000

Jul
11
Sun
#ThisGirlCan Open Sailing & Skills Building
Jul 11 @ 11:00 – 16:00

#ThisGirlCan Sailing and Skills Building

Open sailing session and skills building session for Female Scouts and Explorers at The Den.

This is part of our This Girl Can initiative to encourage more girls to participate in water activities, and as such is only open to female Scouts and Explorers.

Session for female Scout or Explorer to go on the water rowing and sailing. Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary. There is no charge for participating in open boating, just ensure you are down in time for the briefing as outlined on the programme and email with more details when you have booked onto the session. Please make sure you bring suitable clothing as outlined below.

All dinghy helms need to have completed the RYA Stage 2 Sailing Course (or be of equivalent experience). This is to ensure you are reasonably competent in a boat, to minimise the amount of close proximity contact you may require from the leader team.

Due to the rules on distancing, those from different households will not be able to sail in the same boat for now. We will therefore mostly be offering individual places on our single-handed boats; the Topazes.

Those from the same household will however be asked to sail together in a Quest to maximise the amount of boats we have available for all. Unfortunately we’re not currently able to accommodate non-family members sailing together.

If after booking you are unable to attend, please cancel the booking or contact boating@3rdcb.org.uk so we can ensure the limited places are offered to other members.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-srca-20210711110000

Jul
24
Sat
Explorer Summer Camp
Jul 24 – Jul 31 all-day
Explorer Summer Camp @ Wooton

Our Greenfield Summer Camp this year, camping with the Beavers and Cubs together on the same site. Returning to Wootton, between Canterbury and Dover in Kent, from Saturday 24 Saturday 31 July.

Camping in tents for the week and cook on open fires, with a huge variety of activities, games and competitions throughout the week as well as a day or two off-site visiting the local area.

Cost: £165

The cost of the week will be £165 which covers everything. A deposit of £65 is required by Friday 28th May, with the balance by Friday 9th July. The deposit is non-refundable, unless we are forced to cancel the camp (eg a chance in COVID restrictions), in which case we’ll provide full refunds.

How to book

To book your place now, click here visit the online booking site.

Aug
7
Sat
Open Sailing
Aug 7 @ 10:00 – 15:00

Open boating session at The Den for all Sea Scouts and Explorers.

Sessions for any Scout or Explorer to go on the water rowing and sailing. Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary. There is no charge for participating in open boating, just ensure you are down in time for the briefing as outlined on the programme and email with more details when you have booked onto the session.

All dinghy helms need to have completed the RYA Stage 2 Sailing Course (or be of equivalent experience). This is to ensure you are reasonably competent in a boat, to minimise the amount of close proximity contact you may require from the leader team.

Due to the rules on distancing, those from different households will not be able to sail in the same boat for now. We will therefore mostly be offering individual places on our single-handed boats; the Topazes.

Those from the same household will however be asked to sail together in a Quest to maximise the amount of boats we have available for all. Unfortunately we’re not currently able to accommodate non-family members sailing together.

If after booking you are unable to attend, please cancel the booking or contact boating@3rdcb.org.uk so we can ensure the limited places are offered to other members.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-siqt-20210807100000

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