The summer term is always our busiest, making the most to put the OUT in Scouting, and this year is no exception. To name just a few of our activities, we’ve renewed our Scouting promises for the year, the Sea Scout Troops have held training camps to prepare Patrol Leaders and their assistants with leadership skills ready for summer camp, the Cubs have been out building dens in the woods, the Explorers and older Scouts have completed Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions, we’ve paraded through the city centre for Armed Forces Day, the beavers have been having fun making lots of noise with their friends, and we’ve been getting back out on the water with sailing activities. In this newsletter:

  • Late Summer Band Night
  • Leigh Creek Duck Race
  • Summer Camp
  • Boating News
  • Harrison Owens

Late Summer Band Night

Sat 9 Sep @ 18:30-23:00

Late Summer Band Night 2023
Late Summer Band Night Poster

Did you love our band night in May and want more, or did you miss out on tickets? Well we’ve got good news for you – we’re doing another one! Celebrate the end of summer in Old Leigh with the return of one of the hottest social events of the year: the Old Leigh Sea Scouts’ Band Night, hosted jointly between 3rd Chalkwell Bay and 4th/6th Leigh-on-Sea Sea Scouts, at The Den on Sat 9 Sept.

Watch the sun go down with friends and family, and dance the night away to some great entertainment, including the fabulous Big Yellow Suitcase live on stage.

A food wagon and bar will be available, serving awesome street food, great cocktails and soft drinks, or feel free to bring your own drinks & nibbles.

All proceeds go towards supporting Sea Scouting and activities for young people at Old Leigh’s two Sea Scout Groups.

Buy your tickets online now at

May’s band night was a sell out event, and great fun for all involved, so don’t delay, book your tickets today.

Leigh Creek Duck Race

Sun 9 Jul 2023 @ 13:00

The Scouts and Explorers have been asked to help the Leigh Lions Club with their annual Duck Race along Leigh Creek this weekend. Hundreds of rubber ducks will be racing along the creek from Bell Wharf to Osbornes’ Cafe, raising money for charity – you can buy a duck, and if your duck wins you win a prize!

The Scouts and Explorers will be helping them along the way from the creek. If you can help, please arrive at The Den at 13:00 with swimming gear, a towel and suit footwear to go on the mud. We’ll be finished by 15:00 latest.

Parents – you can buy a duck from the Lions stands in the Old Town.

Summer Camp

Time flies when you’re having fun, and it’s only 2 weeks until we head off to summer camp!

The Beavers, Cubs and Sea Scouts will be camping at our old favourite of Haughley Park in Suffolk, whilst the Explorers are spreading their wings and heading to Harderwijk in Holland, for their first international camp. Finally, there are 4 Scouts & Explorers heading much further afield, with two going to the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea, and two going on the Essex Scouts North American Adventure to the USA.

All the camps and trips promise to be a great time away, making friends and learning new skills. We can’t wait to show you the fun we’re having.

Boating News

We have enjoyed numerous Open Boating sessions over the past few months all being well attended with 40-50 Scouts and Explorers.

We are currently delivering RYA Dinghy courses with 24 young people successfully completing Stage 1 and Stage 3 last weekend.

August will see fewer sessions but they will pick again in September and October.

Keep an eye on the Facebook Group for updates.

Harrison Owens Fundraiser

Many of you will remember Harrison Owens, a Scout and leader with Renown Troop, in amongst serving as a Royal Marine. Harrison’s been particularly ill over the last year with an aggressive form of cancer, which is sadly now incurable.

His wife Jasmin is running the 2023 Royal Parks Half Marathon, fundraising for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity who’ve done so much to support Harrison over the past year, and where he’s currently receiving care.

Please support Jasmin’s efforts and this amazing charity by sponsoring her at

Our thoughts are of course with Harrison and his family.

Activities this term