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
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PDFWater Activities Programme
Summer 2019

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

Upcoming Events

Sep
20
Sun
Sunday Duty Patrol
Sep 20 @ 10:30 – 12:30

We all have a responsibility to keep The Den clean & tidy, and to ensure that the boats are bailed regularly, particularly during the winter months. One Sunday a month, the Scouts and Explorers take it in turns (by Patrol/Division) to be the Sunday Duty Patrol and keep our HQ and equipment sunning properly.

Each section provides Duty Officer to oversee the work of the Duty Patrol, and The Den is open at 10.30 on Sunday. Duty Patrol should last no more than two hours and you will see that that you are Duty Patrol only once a year; two hours a year is all we ask so please make sure that you do your bit to help.

If the tide is out you may have to walk out on the mud in to bail out the boats. For this you will need Wellington boots and warm clothes in the winter. Please also make sure you wear old clothes as you may get dirty.

If you cannot attend Duty Patrol, please advise both your Patrol/Division Leader and your Section Leader.

Bring with you:

  • Wellington Boots (if you have to go on the mud to bail the boats)
  • Old Clothing
  • and a Change of clothes

2019/20 Rota:

DATE PATROLS DUTY OFFICER SECTION
2019 October 20th Penguins and Dolphins Renown
November 17th Seagulls and Sharks Solebay
December 15th Gannets and Otters Renown
2020 January 19th Curlews and Stingrays Solebay
February 16th Seals and Turtles Renown
March 15th Merlins and Piranhas Solebay
April CANCELLED
May CANCELLED
June CANCELLED
July CANCELLED
August No Duty Patrol
September 20th Penguins and Dolphins Renown

PDF Sunday Duty Patrol 2019-20 (All sections)

Oct
4
Sun
Harvest Festival Church Parade
Oct 4 @ 10:30 – 12:15

The Church PennantChurch Parade Service at the New Road Fishermen’s Chapel.

Meet at The Den at 10:30 in full uniform. We will parade from The Den to New Road Church. Parents are welcome to join us for the service. We will be finished at The Den at 1215.

This is the Harvest Festival church parade, we ask young people to please bring a non-perishable food item such as tinned food or pasta which will be donated to local charities.

Nov
8
Sun
Remembrance Day Parade
Nov 8 @ 10:15 – 12:00

poppy-254x300Each year the Group represents the Scout Association at Southend Cenotaph for the town’s annual Service of Remembrance. All  Sea Scouts, Explorers and Young Leaders are expected to attend this parade.

Please meet at Cliff Town Parade, Southend, East of Prittlewell Square no later than 1015. The service and parade will finish at approximately 1145 in the same place. Full uniform must be worn, including a poppy that should be worn above the bow on the cap tally band. It is generally cold so please make sure that you have a good hot breakfast before coming and that you wear a few layers under your uniform jumper. Coats and waterproof clothing will only be worn if it rains. Bring a coat with you and they can be left in a leader’s car if not required; if possible, please make sure that your coat is black, navy or a dark colour, no bright colours.

This is an important day where we are in the public view and as the biggest Sea Scout Group in the county, we should make a good effort to attend and pay tribute to those who gave their lives for their Country during the two World Wars and other conflicts. A good smart turnout would be appreciated both by the Group and the Veterans who attend the Service.

Dec
13
Sun
Christmas Toy and Carol Service
Dec 13 @ 10:30 – 12:30

Our December Church Parade takes place in The Den, with families and the congregation from the Fisherman’s Chapel invited to join us. This is a toy & carol service at our usual time of 10.30 for an 11.00 start on Sunday 13th December.

Families and friends are very welcome to join us to sing some carols, and we will be delighted if you will join us afterwards for mince pies and coffee.

Toy Sunday Service 2014The toys received have gone for many years to the Marigold Centre which gives support to troubled families within Southend Borough. The centre can only accept new toys in their original wrappings (with instructions etc) and not gift wrapped.

For our youth members who are thinking of others at this time of year and wish to donate their own toys that they have either outgrown or don’t use (and maybe make space for their new Christmas presents), we will gladly also receive these, and pass them to  HARP – a local homeless project which we also support. Again, please leave these unwrapped to they can be given out appropriately.

Hopefully you will encourage your child to buy a new gift with their own pocket money to give some joy to a child less fortunate.

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

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