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
PDFWater Activities Programme
Summer 2019

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

Upcoming Events

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

Summer Camp
Jul 24 – Jul 31 all-day


Summer Camp 2021 date are out to help you plan you diaries:

  • Beavers: Sat 24th – Mon 26th
  • Cubs: Sat 24th – Thu 29th
  • Scouts & Explorers: Sat 24th – Sat 31st

Summer camp is of course subject to the COVID conditions in force at the time, but we want to plan for success. Further details will be sent out by sections as we get them,

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 McHugh or Chris Daly for details.

3rdCB will assist with safety boat cover.

90th Anniversary Dinner
Nov 20 @ 19:00 – 23:00

Celebrating the 90th anniversary of 3rd Chalkwell Bay, with a formal dinner and dance at the Cliffs Pavilion.

Full details to follow.

Apr 2 @ 08:00 – Apr 9 @ 16:00

Our annual Easter Walking and Activity Week to Castleton in the Derbyshire Peak District will take place during the first week of the Easter holidays from 2 to 9 April, open to all Scouts and Explorers.

We have a varied programme including hill walking, swimming and other activities such as cycling and low-level climbing, as well as the opportunity to head into the local village and activities & games in the centre. We have exclusive use of the Rotary Centre in Castleton, with several buildings including a purpose-build dormitory block with bunk bed accommodation in rooms of four and central heating.

Walking groups are based on age and experience, and are led by an experienced leader or instructor. For the older Scouts there may be the opportunity (weather permitting) to go wild or high camping, an experience that will leave some great memories.


The cost of the trip is still to be confirmed, and will be subject to social distancing guidelines in force at the time, but likely to be in the region of £250 per person. The cost includes all transport, activities, accommodation, and food and represents excellent value for money for a full week away. Numbers are limited to 40 Sea Scouts & Explorers and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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