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

Oct
2
Sat
Open Sailing
Oct 2 @ 07:30 – 12:30

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.

Powerboat Level 2
Oct 2 @ 07:30 – Oct 3 @ 14:00
Powerboat Level 2 @ The Den

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

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).

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

Duration: 2 days

This is a 2 day course, attendance is required both days.

Cost: £25

Minimum age: 16

Book online at

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-srii-20211002073000

Oct
3
Sun
Open Sailing
Oct 3 @ 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.

Oct
9
Sat
RYA Seamanship Skills
Oct 9 @ 10:30 – Oct 10 @ 17:00
RYA Seamanship Skills @ The Den

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

Book at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-sr7s-20211009103000

Oct
17
Sun
Open Sailing
Oct 17 @ 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 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.

Harvest Festival Church Parade
Oct 17 @ 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.

Sunday Duty Patrol
Oct 17 @ 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)

Oct
23
Sat
Open Sailing
Oct 23 @ 11:00 – 16:00

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.

Oct
24
Sun
Open Sailing
Oct 24 @ 11:30 – 16:30

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 2 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.

Due to the rules on distancing, those from different households will not be able to sail in the same boat for now. We will therefore mostly be offering individual places on our single-handed boats; the Topazes.

Those from the same household will however be asked to sail together in a Quest to maximise the amount of boats we have available for all. Unfortunately we’re not currently able to accommodate non-family members sailing together.

If after booking you are unable to attend, please cancel the booking or contact boating@3rdcb.org.uk so we can ensure the limited places are offered to other members.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-sbc5-20211024113000

Nov
14
Sun
Remembrance Day Parade
Nov 14 @ 10:15 – 12:00

poppy-254x300Each year the Group represents the Scout Association at the Southend Cenotaph for the annual Service of Remembrance. All  Sea Scouts, Explorers and leaders are expected to attend this parade as one of the two annual events that all members are expected to attend.

Please meet at Cliff Town Parade, Southend, East of Prittlewell Square at 10:15. The service and parade will finish at approximately 1145 back at the start. Full uniform must be worn including 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 Leader’s cars if not needed during the Parade. 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 lost 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.

Nov
20
Sat
90th Anniversary Dinner
Nov 20 @ 19:00 – 23:59

Celebrating the 90th anniversary of 3rd Chalkwell Bay, with a formal dinner and dance at The Boatyard restaurant in Old Leigh.

Tickets available very soon. Email 90@3rdCB.org.uk for more details.

Dec
12
Sun
Christmas Toy and Carol Service
Dec 12 @ 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 12th 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.

Sunday Duty Patrol
Dec 12 @ 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)

Jan
16
Sun
Sunday Duty Patrol
Jan 16 @ 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)

Feb
20
Sun
Sunday Duty Patrol
Feb 20 @ 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)

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