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
21
Sat
Band Night
May 21 @ 18:00 – 23:00
Band Night @ The Den

One of the hottest social events of the summer: the 3rdCB Band Night. Celebrate the start of summer in Old Leigh, and watch the sun go down to some great entertainment, including the fabulous Big Yellow Suitcase, and BBQ to keep you sustained.

All proceeds go towards supporting Scouting and activities for young people at 3rd Chalkwell Bay.

Tickets are £10 (£7.50 for 12 and under; 5 and under go free) and include a burger or hot dog from the BBQ, with additional food available to buy.

Children and young people are welcome to attend, but under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Book your ticket now.

Adults are very welcome to bring their own drinks and snacks, but please remember that under 18s are not permitted to consume alchol on Scout premesis. The Den is a no smoking site.

May
28
Sat
RYA Sailing Stage 1
May 28 @ 08:45 – 14:45

Start sailingRYA Training Centre

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

Duration: 1 day

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 during the week before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-s2ff-20220528084500

Open Sailing
May 28 @ 09:45 – 14:45

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

Sessions for any Scout or Explorer to go on the water rowing or 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 start time above.

You will need to bring suitable clothing to go afloat which you don’t mind getting wet (and you will get wet!). Footwear is required on the water – wet boots or old trainers are ideal, flips flops and wellies are not appropriate. Buoyancy aids are mandatory for all activities on the water, and will be supplied. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink, or money for chips.

May
29
Sun
Open Sailing
May 29 @ 10:30 – 15:30

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

Sessions for any Scout or Explorer to go on the water rowing or 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 start time above.

You will need to bring suitable clothing to go afloat which you don’t mind getting wet (and you will get wet!). Footwear is required on the water – wet boots or old trainers are ideal, flips flops and wellies are not appropriate. Buoyancy aids are mandatory for all activities on the water, and will be supplied. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink, or money for chips.

Jun
11
Sat
RYA Sailing Stage 3
Jun 11 @ 07:00 – Jun 12 @ 13:30

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:

  • RYA Sailing Stage 2 (unless agree with the instructor team).
  • At least 6 hours of practice logged over 3-4 sessions (either at The Den or your own sailing club), recorded in your log book.

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-s2rg-20220611070000

RYA Seamanship Skills
Jun 11 @ 07:00 – Jun 12 @ 14:00

Handle a boat in all circumstances and solve problems afloat

Includes launching and recovering the boat in different circumstances, stopping, reducing sail, recovering a man overboard, anchoring.

By the end of the course you will be able to handle a wide range of situations afloat.

Pre-requisites

Unless agreed with the instructor team, you should have already completed the RYA Stage 3 or 4 course, plus at least a further 6 hours or practice over 3/4 sessions, recorded in your log book.

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 the week before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-sv9b-20220611070000

Open Sailing
Jun 11 @ 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 or 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 start time above.

You will need to bring suitable clothing to go afloat which you don’t mind getting wet (and you will get wet!). Footwear is required on the water – wet boots or old trainers are ideal, flips flops and wellies are not appropriate. Buoyancy aids are mandatory for all activities on the water, and will be supplied. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink, or money for chips.

Jun
12
Sun
Open Sailing
Jun 12 @ 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 or 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 start time above.

You will need to bring suitable clothing to go afloat which you don’t mind getting wet (and you will get wet!). Footwear is required on the water – wet boots or old trainers are ideal, flips flops and wellies are not appropriate. Buoyancy aids are mandatory for all activities on the water, and will be supplied. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink, or money for chips.

Jun
14
Tue
YL Training
Jun 14 @ 19:30 – 21:00

Young Leader training sessions open to all Explorer Scout Young Leaders within 3rdCB and across Southend West District on the second Tuesday of each month.

The Explorer Scout Young Leaders’ Scheme is the training programme for Young Leaders. It contains 11 modules and four missions for them to work through whilst volunteering in their chosen section. Modules give Young Leaders the skills and knowledge to be successful in their role, while missions allow them to put everything into practice with support.

As well as developing valuable life skills, the scheme is an opportunity for Explorers to make a positive impact in their communities and to fulfil the service elements of many of the top awards in Scouts, or their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Recognition of achievement is available along the way, and on completion of the Scheme, the Young Leader is awarded with an Explorer Scout Young Leader belt buckle.

Jun
19
Sun
Sunday Duty Patrol
Jun 19 @ 10:30 – 12:00

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:

  • Old Clothing
  • Wellington Boots (if you have to go on the mud to bail the boats)

2021/22 Rota:

DATE PATROLS DUTY OFFICER SECTION
2021 September 19th Merlins and Piranhas Solebay
October 17th Explorer Unit Endeavour
November No Duty Patrol
December 12th Stormy Petts and Whales Renown
2022 January 16th Penguins and Dolphins Renown
February 20th Seagulls and Sharks Solebay
March 20th Explorer Unit Endeavour
April 17th Gannets and Otters Renown
May 22nd Curlews and Stingrays Solebay
June 19th Dauntless Dauntless
July 17th Seals and Turtles Renown
August No Duty Patrol
September 18th Merlins and Piranhas Solebay
October 16th Explorer Unit Explorers
November 20th Puffins and Beavers Renown
December 11th Stormy Petts and Whales Solebay

PDF Sunday Duty Patrol 2021-22 (Scouts, Explorers, Network)

Jun
25
Sat
RYA Sailing with Spinnakers
Jun 25 @ 08:00 – Jun 26 @ 14:30

Learn to fly a spainnaker

An introduction to sailing dinghies with spinnakers. The course includes rigging a spinnaker sail, more advanced sailing techniques and manoeuvres as helm and crew using equipment to advantage, hoisting, gybing, dropping, apparent wind.

Pre-requisites

  • RYA Sailing Stage 3 (unless agree with the instructor team).
  • At least 6 hours of practice logged over 3-4 sessions (either at The Den or your own sailing club), recorded in your log book.

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 during the week before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-spkv-20220625080000

Open Sailing
Jun 25 @ 08:30 – 13:30

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

Sessions for any Scout or Explorer to go on the water rowing or 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 start time above.

You will need to bring suitable clothing to go afloat which you don’t mind getting wet (and you will get wet!). Footwear is required on the water – wet boots or old trainers are ideal, flips flops and wellies are not appropriate. Buoyancy aids are mandatory for all activities on the water, and will be supplied. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink, or money for chips.

Jun
26
Sun
Open Sailing
Jun 26 @ 09:15 – 14:15

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

Sessions for any Scout or Explorer to go on the water rowing or 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 start time above.

You will need to bring suitable clothing to go afloat which you don’t mind getting wet (and you will get wet!). Footwear is required on the water – wet boots or old trainers are ideal, flips flops and wellies are not appropriate. Buoyancy aids are mandatory for all activities on the water, and will be supplied. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink, or money for chips.

Jul
2
Sat
Open Day
Jul 2 @ 12:30 – 18:00

Join us at The Den for the Group’s annual Open Day and BBQ. A chance to see what we get up to, get out on the water in some of our boats, meet the leaders and other parents, and enjoy a summer BBQ in Old Leigh. All family and friends welcome.

 

HW: 1510A – 5.4m

Jul
12
Tue
YL Training
Jul 12 @ 19:30 – 21:00

Young Leader training sessions open to all Explorer Scout Young Leaders within 3rdCB and across Southend West District on the second Tuesday of each month.

The Explorer Scout Young Leaders’ Scheme is the training programme for Young Leaders. It contains 11 modules and four missions for them to work through whilst volunteering in their chosen section. Modules give Young Leaders the skills and knowledge to be successful in their role, while missions allow them to put everything into practice with support.

As well as developing valuable life skills, the scheme is an opportunity for Explorers to make a positive impact in their communities and to fulfil the service elements of many of the top awards in Scouts, or their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Recognition of achievement is available along the way, and on completion of the Scheme, the Young Leader is awarded with an Explorer Scout Young Leader belt buckle.

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