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

Jun
29
Sat
Armed Forces Day Parade
Jun 29 @ 10:00 – 12:30

3rd Chalkwell Bay have been invited to send a contingent to represent the Group at the Armed Forces Parade in Southend on Saturday 29th June.

The parade will consist of armed forces, cadet services and veterans, along with Patrol Leaders from both Sea Scout Troops and the Explorers march with them representing 3rd CB and local Scouting.

If you are free that day and would like to attend, please do so as we would like to have a good number parade on the day. It will be full uniform.

We will also be parading the Royal British Legion Leigh Branch’s standard, plus our own Group standard as we march down Southend High Street. We will then attend a short thanksgiving service and then parade back down the High Street.

Unfortunately we have yet to receive exact timings and meeting points but anticipate it would be from approximately 10am till 12.30pm.

If you are available for this parade please can you respond by return email to Karen Cruiks on kcruiks@3rdcb.org.uk as soon as possible. Once we have received final details regarding meeting place and timings they will be emailed out to you.

Jun
30
Sun
Church Parade
Jun 30 @ 10:30 – 12:15

The Church PennantChurch Parade Service at The Den.

Meet at The Den at 10:30 in full uniform as usual.. Parents are welcome to join us for the service. We will be finished at The Den at 1215, and there will be the opportunity for tea and coffee after the service.

District Awards Day
Jun 30 @ 14:00 – 18:00

District Presentation Day for all those who have achieved their Chief Scout’s Award (across all sections) or national Scouting awards over the past year.

Those involved should have received an invitation by email. Please confirm you wish to attend by e-mailing your name, group and current award level as soon as possible to sue.davis@southendwestscouts.co.uk.

Kindly note that no reminders will be sent and your place at the Awards Presentation Event will only be confirmed if you e-mail us.

Jul
6
Sat
Explorer Weekend Camp
Jul 6 – Jul 7 all-day

Explorers weekend training camp at Belchamps.

1300 Saturday to 1300 Sunday.

Book online here.

£15 cash on Thursday or on the weekend of the camp to Jack V

Need at least 8 of you for the trip to be worth it. We will be doing a few bits such as fire lighting and lashing practice. Just a few bits getting ready for camp. We aren’t going to be doing anything too intense and we will have a fire and cook over it in the evening. Bring your own tents, we’ll supply food and drinks.

Open Boating
Jul 6 @ 13:00 – 18:00

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming.

Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat.

You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability.

If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

Jul
14
Sun
Open Boating
Jul 14 @ 09:30 – 15:00

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming.

Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat.

You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability.

If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

Jul
20
Sat
Summer Camp Kit Move
Jul 20 @ 10:00 – 14:00

Moving the equiptment from the stores to The Den ready for Summer Camp 2019. Parents are encouraged to attend to help.

Jul
25
Thu
Loading Camp Van
Jul 25 @ 18:00 – 20:30

Loading the Camp Equiptment. It is expected that all those attending advanced party will attend.

Jul
27
Sat
Group Summer Camp
Jul 27 – Aug 3 all-day
Group Summer Camp @ Haughley Park, Suffolk

This summer we will be holding a Group Camp for Beavers, Cubs, Sea Scouts and Explorers.

We all camp in tents for the week, with Scouts & Explorers cooking in their patrols over open fires in a back to basics style. There will be a number of activities, games and competitions throughout the week as well as a day or two off-site to the beach and/or local town.

Beavers camp for the first weekend, Cubs Saturday to Thursday, Scouts/Explorers Saturday to Saturday.

How to book

This year we are using online sign up & payment for Summer Camp. Please visit 3rdCB.org.uk/camp, select the right section and fill in the form to book your child’s space. If you have any questions about the camp or the booking system please speak to your section leader.

Aug
31
Sat
Open Boating
Aug 31 @ 11:00 – 16:30

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming.

Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat.

You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability.

If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

Sep
1
Sun
Open Boating
Sep 1 @ 11:45 – 17:30

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming.

Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat.

You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability.

If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

Sep
14
Sat
Open Boating
Sep 14 @ 10:45 – 16:30

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming.

Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat.

You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability.

If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

Sep
15
Sun
Leigh Regatta
Sep 15 @ 10:30 – 17:00
Scouts man the stalls at this year's Leigh Regatta
Scouts man the stalls at Leigh Regatta

The Leigh Regatta in Leigh-on-Sea is an annual community & charity event organised by the Sea Scout/Explorer Groups based in the Old Town along with the Leigh Lions. Each year, the event raises money for nominated charities as well as for the local Scout Groups around Leigh-on-Sea.

The Old Leigh High Street will close for the whole day, allowing the Leigh Regatta to take full advantage of the space for all the entertainment, craft stalls, side shows, competitions and water events, including sailing run by EYC & LSC, the Scout Pentathlon, Cub Welly Hoying, live music, fun stalls and entertainers.

All Scouts & Explorers are asked to help on stalls, raise money and set up/pack up on the day. We also need support from parents and families on stalls and in the tea tent, and donations of prizes for our stalls which raise funds for 3rdCB. This is our biggest fund raising event of the year, if you can help out please talk to any of the leaders.

We’re after donations of cakes, teddies, jumble and old crockery, so if you like backing or are having a post-summer clear out, please drop them into The Den before the Regatta.

We’re also after adult help in the tea tent and on the Scout stalls on the day. If you have an hour or two free and are able to help out please drop us an email at TheDen@3rdCB.org.uk with when you’re about to we can put a rota together, or just pop down on the day and talk to one of the leaders.

Sep
29
Sun
Open Boating
Sep 29 @ 10:30 – 16:30

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming.

Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat.

You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability.

If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

Oct
12
Sat
Open Boating
Oct 12 @ 10:00 – 17:00

Open boating session for any member of the Group to go on the water rowing, sailing or swimming.

Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary.There is no charge for participating in general boating, just ensure you are down in time good time for the briefing.

You will need to bring suitably warm clothing and footwear, which you don’t mind getting wet. Old trainers are fine, jeans and wellies are not appropriate. The Den has a selection of waterproofs, wetsuits and buoyancy aids available for your use. You will need swimwear to put on under a wetsuit, and a towel to dry off with. If it’s sunny make sure you wear sun cream and a hat.

You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink or money for chips.Boating activities, as with all outdoor activities, are weather dependant and subject to leader availability.

If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the Group Facebook page – please check this before travelling down to the Den, especially if the weather is bad.

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