Troop Programmes

Current Programmes

Renown Troop Programme
PDFRenown Troop Friday Programme

Spring 2020
Solebay Troop Programme
PDFSolebay Troop Monday Programme

Spring 2020
Sunday Duty Patrol
PDFSunday Duty Patrol Rota
Sep 2019 – Sep 2020
Water Activity Programme
PDFWater Activities Programme
Coming Soon

Health warning: The programmes are subject to change. If in doubt talk to the leader team.

Upcoming Scout Events (Both Troops)

Apr
4
Sat
Derbyshire
Apr 4 @ 08:00 – Apr 10 @ 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 Saturday 4 April to Friday 10 April (Good Friday), 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.

Book your place on the trip

The cost for this trip is £250, with a £50 deposit required by 31 January.
To reserve your place please visit our online bookings system here or at the bottom of this page.

Cost

The cost of the trip is £250 each; a non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure your child’s place. 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.

Balance Payment

If you have paid the deposit and need to pay the balance, please click here to pay the balance online.

Equipment

Walking boots (not DM’s) and decent waterproofs are essential for this trip, and the Group has a number of good quality waterproofs and rucksacks that can be hired. There is a small hire charge of £5 per item to cover wear & tear and to help cover the cost of cleaning and replacing them. These borrowed items will be collected at the end of the week before we return home.

Pre-Trip Meeting

We hold a pre-trip meeting for parents and those going on the trip at The Den on Tuesday 17th March at 7.30pm, All those attending the trip should attend. Group equipment will be available to hire on this evening.

Apr
18
Sat
Easter Ball
Apr 18 @ 18:30 – 23:59

The return of our incredibly popular Easter Ball on board HQS Wilton, The Essex Yacht Club, raising funds for the Group as well as an excuse for a good social event.

The evening will commence with a reception in the upper saloon, guests will then sit down to a delicious 3 course dinner, followed by a fun fundraising auction. Finally, there will be a raffle, and dancing to complete the evening. The dress code is Black Tie / Cocktail dress, with carriages at 1am.

Tickets are now on sale for £30.00 a head. To purchase tickets please email Nicki Veitch at NVeitch@3rdcb.org.uk with the number of tickets you would like and any dietary requirements.

Any offers of help and raffle / auction donations are very welcome, please get in touch with Nicki.

 

Jun
14
Sun
Sunday Duty Patrol
Jun 14 @ 10:30 – 12:30

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:

  • Wellington Boots (if you have to go on the mud to bail the boats)
  • Old Clothing
  • and a Change of clothes

2019/20 Rota:

DATE PATROLS DUTY OFFICER SECTION
2019 October 20th Penguins and Dolphins Renown
November 17th Seagulls and Sharks Solebay
December 15th Gannets and Otters Renown
2020 January 19th Curlews and Stingrays Solebay
February 16th Seals and Turtles Renown
March 15th Merlins and Piranhas Solebay
April CANCELLED
May CANCELLED
June 14th Explorers Explorers
July 19th Explorers Explorers
August No Duty Patrol
September 20th Penguins and Dolphins Renown

PDF Sunday Duty Patrol 2019-20 (All sections)

Renewal of Promise
Jun 14 @ 10:45 – 12:30
Renewal of Promise

Renewal of Promise is an important part of the Scouting calendar, where we renew our Scouting promise to do our best, and this year will be combined with a service to remember former Scout Leaders Ian Johnson and Peter Royal.

Meet at The Den by 1045, for an 1100 start to the service, including a parade through Old Leigh, then finishing at The Den for cake and refreshments. We will provide the tea, but kindly ask  for donations of cakes! (Please remember to note any allergens on the cake box, along with your child’s name & section if you want the box back).

This is one of the few events that we expect all members of the 3rdCB family to attend, in full smart uniform, so please note the date in your diary.

Please note the change in date due to the COVID-19 outbreak; we will keep the timing of this event under review based on national guidence.

Jun
20
Sat
HARP24
Jun 20 – Jun 21 all-day

3rdCB are entering a team for HARP24, a 24 hour team running event raising money for 3rdCB and HARP, Southend’s homeless charity.

The event takes place at Westcliff Rugby club on 20th-21st June. The teams run (as best as possible) a non-stop relay for 24 hours. This can be run or walked, and there is no target on the number or speed of laps. The objective is to have a personal challenge, have fun (maybe dress up?), and raise some funds for Harp and 3rd CB. No-one should feel they can’t contribute.

In previous years our teams comprising of leaders, parents and friends raised over £3,500. We all achieved more than expected, we ate more BBQ than the calories we ran off, we slept (ish) under scout canvass and enjoyed the experience of running through day, night and twilight.

If you’re interested or would like more information please get in contact with Martin Palmer at theden@3rdcb.org.uk

Jul
4
Sat
Open Day
Jul 4 @ 11:00 – 16:00

Join us at The Den for the Group’s annual Open Day. 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: 1240A – 5.6m

Jul
19
Sun
Sunday Duty Patrol
Jul 19 @ 10:30 – 12:30

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:

  • Wellington Boots (if you have to go on the mud to bail the boats)
  • Old Clothing
  • and a Change of clothes

2019/20 Rota:

DATE PATROLS DUTY OFFICER SECTION
2019 October 20th Penguins and Dolphins Renown
November 17th Seagulls and Sharks Solebay
December 15th Gannets and Otters Renown
2020 January 19th Curlews and Stingrays Solebay
February 16th Seals and Turtles Renown
March 15th Merlins and Piranhas Solebay
April CANCELLED
May CANCELLED
June 14th Explorers Explorers
July 19th Explorers Explorers
August No Duty Patrol
September 20th Penguins and Dolphins Renown

PDF Sunday Duty Patrol 2019-20 (All sections)

Aug
1
Sat
Scouts Greenfield Summer Camp
Aug 1 – Aug 7 all-day

Our Greenfield Summer Camp this year for those Scouts not attending Essex Jamboree. We will be camping with the Beavers and Cubs, with all sections camping on the same site. We have found a lovely new site in Wootton, between Canterbury and Dover in Kent, and we will be camping there from Saturday 1st August to Friday 7th August.

We all camp in tents for the week and the Scouts cook 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 visiting the local area.

Final details and a kit list will follow nearer the time.

Cost and How to Book

The cost of the week will be £160, which covers all activities, food, travel and site hire. A non-refundable deposit of £60 is required by 1st May 2020, with the balance required by 30th June 2020.

To book your child’s place on this camp, please fill in the form below or click on Tickets above.

Sep
6
Sun
Leigh Regatta
Sep 6 @ 10:30 – 17:00
Scouts man the stalls at this year's Leigh Regatta
Scouts man the stalls at Leigh Regatta

The Leigh Regatta in Leigh-on-Sea is an annual community & charity event organised by the Sea Scout Groups based in the Old Town along with the Leigh Lions. Each year the event raises money for nominated charities as well as for the local Scout Groups around Leigh-on-Sea.

The Old Leigh High Street will close for the whole day, allowing the Leigh Regatta to take full advantage of the space for all the entertainment, craft stalls, side shows, competitions and water events, including sailing run by EYC & LSC, the Scout Pentathlon, Cub Welly Hoying, live music, fun stalls and entertainers.

All Scouts & Explorers are asked to help on stalls, raise money and set up/pack up on the day. We also need support from parents and families on stalls and in the tea tent, and donations of prizes for our stalls which raise funds for 3rdCB. This is one of our biggest fundraising events of the year, if you can help out please talk to any of the leaders. If you have an hour or two free and are able to help out please drop us an email at TheDen@3rdCB.org.uk with when you’re available so we can put a rota together, or just pop down on the day and talk to one of the leaders.

We’re after donations of cakes, teddies, jumble and old crockery, so if you like backing or are having a post-summer clear out, please drop them into The Den before the Regatta.

Sep
20
Sun
Sunday Duty Patrol
Sep 20 @ 10:30 – 12:30

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:

  • Wellington Boots (if you have to go on the mud to bail the boats)
  • Old Clothing
  • and a Change of clothes

2019/20 Rota:

DATE PATROLS DUTY OFFICER SECTION
2019 October 20th Penguins and Dolphins Renown
November 17th Seagulls and Sharks Solebay
December 15th Gannets and Otters Renown
2020 January 19th Curlews and Stingrays Solebay
February 16th Seals and Turtles Renown
March 15th Merlins and Piranhas Solebay
April CANCELLED
May CANCELLED
June 14th Explorers Explorers
July 19th Explorers Explorers
August No Duty Patrol
September 20th Penguins and Dolphins Renown

PDF Sunday Duty Patrol 2019-20 (All sections)

Oct
4
Sun
Harvest Festival Church Parade
Oct 4 @ 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.

Nov
8
Sun
Remembrance Day Parade
Nov 8 @ 10:15 – 12:00

poppy-254x300Each year the Group represents the Scout Association at Southend Cenotaph for the town’s annual Service of Remembrance. All  Sea Scouts, Explorers and Young Leaders are expected to attend this parade.

Please meet at Cliff Town Parade, Southend, East of Prittlewell Square no later than 1015. The service and parade will finish at approximately 1145 in the same place. Full uniform must be worn, including a 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 a leader’s car if not required; 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 gave 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.

Dec
13
Sun
Christmas Toy and Carol Service
Dec 13 @ 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 13th 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.

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