On Saturday 24th August the Leigh Creek Guzzlers are holding a recruitment day. For those that do not know, the Guzzlers are the “old boys” of 3rd CB. Historically you could only be a member if you had previously been invested in the group, but it has been agreed to relax that a little and to open up membership to anyone who has an association with the group which would include any interested parents. Ex members of SRS Solebay have also been entitled to join but to date I believe there has been minimal take up from that section so it would be nice to see some of the “old girls” join up. Continue reading Leigh Creek Guzzlers Recruitment Day – 24th August
Tuesday 9th July is our Annual General Meeting being held at The Den at 20.30hrs, this is an important meeting where Leaders, members and parents agree on the Group reports, accounts and also where the Group Executive Committee members are elected. Continue reading Group AGM – 9th July 2013
This Sunday 16th June is the Group’s annual Summer Church Parade at The Den at 10:30. All members are encouraged to attend, and we would also like to extend an invitation to family and friends to join us. Continue reading Summer Church Parade – 16 Jun
Summer has come at last, and this time hopefully to stay. Anyway time for a clear out, we are having a JUMBLE SALE on Saturday 13th July at The Den at 11.00. Please can you send down clothes, china, kitchen utensils, vases, glass, books, DVD’s, games, toys tools, basically anything sellable.
We obviously need lots of help. The Den will be open from 8.30am, for sorting, so help either all or part of the time, much appreciated. Masses of help also needed for the selling, especially for the first half hour please.
If you can manage to give us a hand it will be much appreciated.
This years Summer Camp is a Group camp, which will insist of the Cub Pack, Scout Troop, Ranger Crew & Explorer Unit, this year it will be held at Euston Hall in Suffolk from Saturday 27th July to Saturday 3rd August.
We all camp in tents for the week and cooking is done in patrols/watches and 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 local town and swimming pool.
Letters regarding camp and the price are being handed out by Sections on your meeting night, for further information please contact your Section Leader.
On Sunday 26th May the Den will be putting up the bunting and rigging the boats to set sail for our annual Open Day. This is an occasion where group members, family and friends of 3rd CB are welcome to come down The Den and enjoy the fun and excitement out on water, which all our members get to experience throughout the year. You can go for sail or if you would rather stay dry, trips on the powerboats will be available. Continue reading Group Open Day – Sunday 26th May 2013
We shall be holding this year’s Troop Training Camp at Thriftwood Scout Camp Site, near Brentwood, from Friday 21st June to Sundany 23rd June. Boys are to arrive on Friday at 1800 / 1830 picked up on Sunday at 1530 1600 hrs. Continue reading Troop Weekend Camp 21st-23rd June 2013
2013 Renewal of Promise & St. George’s Day Parade is taking place this Sunday 21st April, an email was sent out a week ago as a reminder and was also included in most of your section programmes as a date to remember and add to your diary.
Renewal of Promise is a big part of the scouting calendar, this is where all section members including the Sea Rangers renewal their Scout and Ranger promise each year along with all the other Scout Groups from the Southend West District. Continue reading Renewal of Promise & St George’s Day Parade – Sunday 21st April 2013
Our Weekend Water Activity Programme for Scouts, Rangers and Explorers for the 2013 sailing session has been released, highlighting the RYA courses and Open Boating sessions being run throughout the year. Continue reading Weekend Water Activity Programme 2013
Our BIG project was launched Saturday, all those that attended had a good time, thanks to Beth for thinking of wine tasting as an idea for an event and arranging it all, and thanks too to Cheryl for providing the food.
Some of the plans for the proposed development were revealed and the sum of £350,000 is needed to provide this. There will be workshop, boat storage, camp storage, changing and shower facilities, training rooms, first aid room and an extensive look-out balcony to enable over-seeing of water activities, this providing excellent Sea Scout and Sea Ranger training opportunities and enabling extending the number of youngsters that can participate.