Troop Programmes

Current Programmes

Renown Troop Programme
PDFRenown Troop Friday Programme

Summer 2019
Solebay Troop Programme
PDFSolebay Troop Monday Programme

See leader team for details
Sunday Duty Patrol
PDFSunday Duty Patrol Rota
Sept 2018 – Aug 2019
Water Activity Programme
PDFWater Activities Programme
Summer 2019

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

Upcoming Scout Events (Both Troops)

Fright Night
Nov 2 @ 20:00 – 23:45

The Fundraising Team and Middle Aged Spread (MAS) have been working hard to bring you, your family and friends their ‘adult only’ Halloween Fright Night on Saturday 2 November 2019.

Fright Night is hosted by the people behind Leigh’s very own disco phenomenon Middle Age Spread (MAS). Daryl Easlea, aka The Rev is an author, broadcaster and music consultant with an unrivalled musical knowledge and unequalled musical taste. In 2010, he gathered together 3 other like-minded musical masters and formed Middle Age Spread, grown up disco for those unafraid to dance. The night now sells out every two months at its new home of Chalkwell Hall and the four DJs, each with their own unique style, play gigs right across Essex and London.

MAS is managed by Mrs Easlea, who provides a steady hand on the tiller when the boys get a little boisterous. No stranger to the decks herself, Mrs E runs the annual and highly successful Lady Marmalade nights at Strictly Smartz, raising funds for Southend Hospital’s breast cancer unit.

We are incredibly lucky to have both Daryl and Jules spinning the tunes for us at our first ever Fright Night. Their MAS event the night before is already sold out so they will be fully prepped and ready to take you on a musical frightmare like no other.

Tickets at £10 each can be purchased online at :, or at Fives Records, Leigh Broadway.

We look forward to see you there! Fancy dress preferable, byo drinks, glasses and nibbles. A professional face painter will be there to help you scare for a small donation!

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

poppy-254x300Each year the Group represents the Scout Association at the Southend Cenotaph for the annual Service of Remembrance. All Leaders, Sea Scouts and Explorers are expected to attend this parade, please note that this is one of the three compulsory events that all members must attend.

Please meet at Cliff Town Parade, Southend, East of Prittlewell Square at 1015 Sharp. 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.

Christmas Fair & Walkthrough Experience
Dec 7 @ 12:00 – 16:30
Christmas Night-hike And Sleepover
Dec 13 @ 21:30 – Dec 14 @ 10:00

This year we are reinstating the Christmas night hike and sleepover. This event will start after the Renown Troop Christmas meal and it open to PLs&APLs.

More details will be in an upcoming email.

Christmas Toy and Carol Service
Dec 15 @ 10:30 – 10:45

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 held as a toy & carol service at our usual time of 10.30 for an 11.00 start on Sunday 16th 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.


Presentation Evening
Jan 18 @ 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 1900 for a 1930 start.  All members of the Group and their parents/family are invited to attend (full uniform for members please).

3rd Chalkwell Bay Presentation Evening 2015During 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 4 @ 08:30 – Apr 10 @ 16:00

The Scouts’ 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) .

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.

Essex Jamboree
Aug 1 – Aug 8 all-day


EIJ2020 is coming! We will be returning to Boyton Cross, Chelmsford from the 1st to the 8th of August 2020 for another unforgettable seven days and nights, bringing Scouts and Guides together from across the UK and around the world.

In 2016, we saw 10,000 of us (plus over 2,000 volunteers) come together, making international friendships and challenging ourselves with over 100 activities from abseiling to zorbing.

About the Jamboree

For Summer Camp in 2020, the Scouts are planning to go to the Essex International Jamboree. (Registration doesn’t open until September, so we’ll confirm once our application to go is accepted)

The Jamboree is held every 4 years near to Chelmsford, we went for the first time in 2016 and the Scouts all had a whale of a time, so we’re planning to return in 2020.

eij2The format is very different from our normal camps and we will be camping alongside up to 10,000 Scouts and Guides from across Britain and around the world. The emphasis is on activities, and on this occasion the leaders will do all the cooking while the Scouts go off and enjoy themselves doing various activities. These activities are on the purpous-built site and run by trained staff who are generally leaders from other groups all over the country. There is much more of a festival atmosphere to the camp with activities laid on every evening as well as during the day.

What is Essex Jamboree

Put simply, it’s an enormous camp for Scouts and Guides from around the world; it lasts 1 week, but takes 3 years to plan. It’s a famous event in the Scout and Girlguiding world, and is renowned for being one of the best jamborees.

The event is held in a huge field every four years at Boyton Cross near Chelmsford, Essex, which is only 40 miles from London and it’s major transport hubs.

This 120-acre green field is transformed by 1,500 volunteers into a fully operational tented village. By this we mean it has all the facilities you’d expect – water, showers, toilets, electrics, communications, food distribution, health and welfare services and even a beach!

On Saturday 1st August, our Jamboree will open again to 10,000 Scouts and Guides from all over the world to camp together for a week of fun, discovery and adventure, embracing the spirit of Scouting and Girlguiding.

We have a varied and exciting programme of activities including a range of adventurous, creative and cultural activities following the Scout and Guide programme, as well as opportunities to meet new friends from around the world.

In the evening the Jamboree becomes even more vibrant with entertainment including a dance tent, live acts, food outlets and even a cinema!

Essex International Jamboree promises to be an unforgettable experience, providing skills for life, building new friendships, and memories to last a lifetime.

I’m not a Scout

eij1This is not open to Cubs or Beavers who will be doing their own summer camp, and Explorers’ attendance is still under discussion, but if you’re a cub that will be in Scouts by summer 2020 then please also let us know if you’re interested. If you would like to find out more about Essex Jamboree have a look on the website at

Skills for Life