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

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 1 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.

There is now no need to book online – just turn up!

But please check the Members Facebook Group for any last minute updates.

Aug
8
Sun
EYC Cadet Week
Aug 8 – Aug 12 all-day
EYC Cadet Week @ Essex Yacht Club

Essex Yacht Club Cadet Week 2021.

3rdCB are invited to enter Scouts/Explorers into their annual Cadet Week – a week of racing, fun & games, and social activities based at EYC’s HQ “Wilton”. Members may borrow dinghies from The Den to enter (single or double handed). It’s a really fun week both on and off the water, and the sailing experience of Scouts who’ve entered previously has increased immeasurably.

Official bits – Please note that this is not a Scouting activity, one parent is expected to be present at the Yacht Club during the day to help out with the event and be responsible for their child. Prior sailing experience is required for the use of 3rdCB boats – RYA Stage 2 and experience sailing Topazes is generally the minimum standard, but please talk to the the sailing instructors about it beforehand. We’re not able to provide tuition during the week.

Email Boating@3rdCB.org.uk, or see Chris Grover or Chris Daly for details.

3rdCB will assist with safety boat cover.

Aug
14
Sat
Powerboat Level 2
Aug 14 @ 12:30 – Aug 15 @ 18:30

RYA Training CentreNational Powerboat Certificate

This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) and Scout Activity Permit.

It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at plaining speed and collision regulations.

Pre-requisites:

Min age 16.
If you would like to do this course please email Chris Grover at cgrover@3rdcb.org.uk. A password is required during booking.

Duration: 2 days

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

Cost: £25

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-s9ms-20210814123000

RYA Assistant Instructor Course
Aug 14 @ 12:30 – Aug 15 @ 18:30

RYA Training CentreLearn to instruct

This course covering basic teaching principles, centre procedures and specific training in any unfamiliar equipment.

On successful completion you will be able to teach up to National Sailing Scheme Level 2 or Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 3 under the supervision of a Senior Instructor.

Duration: 2 Days

Pre-requisites:

Any advanced sailing course (such as Seamanship Skills)

Cost: Free

If you would like to do this course please discuss with Chris Grover at cgrover@3rdcb.org.uk. A password is required during booking.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-sxyt-20210814123000

Aug
21
Sat
RYA Sailing Stage 3
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – Aug 22 @ 16:30

RYA Training CentreBetter Sailing

Rigging, launching and sailing in any direction. By the end of the course you will be able to launch and sail a dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions.

Pre-requisites:

Unless agreed with the instructor team, you should have already completed the RYA Stage 2 course, plus at least 6 hours of practice logged over 3/4 sessions (either at The Den or your own sailing club).

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 (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-s7f7-20210821100000

Aug
28
Sat
Open Sailing
Aug 28 @ 13:00 – 18:00

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 1 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.

There is now no need to book online – just turn up!

But please check the Members Facebook Group for any last minute updates.

RYA Sailing Stage 2
Aug 28 @ 13:00 – Aug 29 @ 18:30

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-sb2k-20210828130000

Aug
29
Sun
Open Sailing
Aug 29 @ 13:30 – 18:30

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 1 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.

There is now no need to book online – just turn up!

But please check the Members Facebook Group for any last minute updates.

Sep
4
Sat
#ThisGirlCan Powerboat Level 1
Sep 4 @ 08:00 – 13:00

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-s8fl-20210904080000

Open Sailing
Sep 4 @ 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 1 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.

There is now no need to book online – just turn up!

But please check the Members Facebook Group for any last minute updates.

RYA Sailing Stage 4
Sep 4 @ 08:00 – Sep 5 @ 14:30

RYA Training CentreImproving Sailing Skills

Sail a double handed boat as crew or helm, and solve a variety of problems afloat. By the end of the course you will be able to launch and return to a beach, jetty or mooring, and sail a crewed dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions.

Pre-requisites:

Unless agreed with the instructor team, you should have already completed the RYA Stage 3 course, plus at least 6 hours of practice over 3/4 sessions (either at The Den, or your own sailing club).

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 (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-sp3w-20210904080000

Sep
5
Sun
Open Sailing
Sep 5 @ 09:00 – 14:00

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 1 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.

There is now no need to book online – just turn up!

But please check the Members Facebook Group for any last minute updates.

Sep
11
Sat
Open Sailing
Sep 11 @ 13:00 – 18:00

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 1 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.

There is now no need to book online – just turn up!

But please check the Members Facebook Group for any last minute updates.

Sep
18
Sat
#ThisGirlCan RYA Sailing Stage 1
Sep 18 @ 08:00 – Sep 19 @ 14:00

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-ssg3-20210918080000

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