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
24
Sun
Open Sailing
Oct 24 @ 12:30 – 17:30

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.

Nov
2
Tue
DofE Information Evening
Nov 2 @ 19:30 – 20:30

3rd Chalkwell Bay is a recognized provider of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.
We are currently making plans for our 2022 programmes and would like to invite youth members over the age of 13½ (in school year 9) to participate.

We will be holding a parents information evening on Tuesday 2nd November, 19:30 at the Den for any prospective parents / participants who wish for more information about how we run the scheme and what’s required. Please drop a quick email to dofe@3rdcb.org.uk if you intend to attend so we can ensure we have enough chairs/literature.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Overview

There are three progressive DofE levels which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold award. The participants will create their own DofE programme by choosing volunteering, physical and skills activities, also going on an expedition. These awards are challenging and they will have to show commitment, attend expedition training sessions as well as a practice expedition and the assessed expedition. These will be held at weekends or School holidays.

  • Bronze – two days / 1 night – 14 years old (13 ½ if in year 9 – linking with Explorers)
  • Silver – three days / 2 nights – 15 years old (if they have completed Bronze they can start at 14)
  • Gold – four days / 3 nights – 16 years old (No flexibility on age)

We will be able to provide guidance for all the sections of the award scheme and once signed up they will receive a book / information as well as an online login so they can record and evidence their achievements.

The Group has equipment that can be borrowed for the expedition.

If your child has previously signed up to the DofE Scheme via another provider (ie. School) we can transfer them over to 3rd Chalkwell Bay.

The awards are great fun to do, provide your child with an opportunity to enhance their personal development and are a nationally recognised qualification.

 

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.

Enjoy a gorgeous three course meal at one of Essex’s top restaurants, followed by dancing to live music from the fabulous Big Yellow Suitcase.

All parents, leaders, supporters and friends / family of 3rdCB are invited to join us for a fantastic night (over 18s only though please).

Tickets are £50 per person, and now available from the booking form below,  or 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)

Mar
20
Sun
Church Parade
Mar 20 @ 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.

Sunday Duty Patrol
Mar 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)

Mar
26
Sat
Presentation Evening
Mar 26 @ 19:00 – 21:00

3rd Chalkwell Bay Presentation Evening 2015Our annual chance to celebrate the achievements of our youth members over the past year at the Group’s Presentation Evening.

This year’s event will be back at Leigh Road Baptist Church, the doors are open from 1830 for a 1900 start.  All members of the Group and their parents/family are invited to attend (full uniform for members please).

3rd Chalkwell Bay Presentation EveningDuring the evening awards will be presented to the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers for their achievements throughout the year. The different sections will also be providing displays on their activities throughout the year.

After the presentations there will be a selection of refreshments, to give you the opportunity to look at the displays & photos and see what we’ve been up to over the past year,  as well as to meet the leader team & other parents.

Apr
2
Sat
Derbyshire
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.

Cost

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.

Apr
17
Sun
Sunday Duty Patrol
Apr 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)

May
15
Sun
Sunday Duty Patrol
May 15 @ 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
5
Sun
Summer Church Service
Jun 5 @ 10:30 – 12:15

Our Summer Church Service, where we invite the congregation of New Road Fishermen’s Chapel to The Den for a family service.  All families and friends are welcome to join us.

After the service there will be refreshments served and a chance to meet the Leaders and parents of your children’s friends for a chat. Also a great chance to find out upcoming events taking place within the Group.

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