Troop Programmes

Current Programmes

Renown Troop Programme
PDFRenown Troop Friday Programme

Summer 2022
Solebay Troop Programme
PDFSolebay Troop Monday Programme

Summer 2022
Sunday Duty Patrol
PDFSunday Duty Patrol Rota
September 2021-Sepember 2022
Water Activity Programme
Water Activities Programme

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

Upcoming Scout Events (Both Troops)

Jul
16
Sat
RYA Sailing Stage 2
Jul 16 @ 12:00 – Jul 17 @ 17:30

RYA Training CentreConfident sailing

A range of sailing skills and knowledge to help in becoming a confident sailor.

Pre-requisites

  • RYA Sailing Stage 1 (unless agree with the instructor team)
  • At least 4 hours of practice logged over 2 sessions (either at The Den or your own sailing club), recorded in your log book.

Duration: 2 days

This is a 2 day course running all weekend. Attendance is required on both days to complete the course.

Cost: £15

This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook (if required), certificate and safety boat fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent during the week before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-sn40-20220716120000

RYA Sailing Stage 4
Jul 16 @ 12:00 – Jul 17 @ 18:30

RYA Training CentreImproving Sailing Skills

Sail a double handed boat as crew or helm, and solve a variety of problems afloat. By the end of the course you will be able to launch and return to a beach, jetty or mooring, and sail a crewed dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions.

Pre-requisites:

  • RYA Sailing Stage 3 (unless agree with the instructor team)
  • At least 6 hours of practice logged over 3-4 sessions (either at The Den or your own sailing club), recorded in your log book.

Duration: 2 Days

This is a two day course running all weekend. Attendance is required on both days to complete the course.

Cost: £15

This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook (if required), certificate and safety boat fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent two weeks before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-s8tt-20220716120000

Open Sailing
Jul 16 @ 13:00 – 18:00

Open boating session at The Den for all Sea Scouts and Explorers.

Sessions for any Scout or Explorer to go on the water rowing or 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 start time above.

You will need to bring suitable clothing to go afloat which you don’t mind getting wet (and you will get wet!). Footwear is required on the water – wet boots or old trainers are ideal, flips flops and wellies are not appropriate. Buoyancy aids are mandatory for all activities on the water, and will be supplied. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink, or money for chips.

Jul
17
Sun
Sunday Duty Patrol
Jul 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)

Open Sailing
Jul 17 @ 13:30 – 18:30

Open boating session at The Den for all Sea Scouts and Explorers.

Sessions for any Scout or Explorer to go on the water rowing or 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 start time above.

You will need to bring suitable clothing to go afloat which you don’t mind getting wet (and you will get wet!). Footwear is required on the water – wet boots or old trainers are ideal, flips flops and wellies are not appropriate. Buoyancy aids are mandatory for all activities on the water, and will be supplied. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink, or money for chips.

Jul
23
Sat
Summer Camp
Jul 23 – Jul 30 all-day
Summer Camp

Save the date for Summer Camp 2022!

The highlight of the Scouting year: a week away learning new skills, making new friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

Beavers: 23-25 July
Cubs: 23-28 July
Scouts: 23-30 July
Explorers: 23-30 July

Locations, costs and more details will be published nearer to the time.

Aug
9
Tue
EYC Cadet Week
Aug 9 – Aug 13 all-day
EYC Cadet Week @ Essex Yacht Club

Essex Yacht Club Cadet Week 2022.

3rdCB are normally invited to enter Scouts/Explorers into their annual Cadet Week – a week of racing, fun & games, and social activities based at EYC’s HQ “Wilton”. Members may borrow dinghies from The Den to enter (single or double handed). It’s a really fun week both on and off the water, and the sailing experience of Scouts who’ve entered previously has increased immeasurably.

Official bits – Please note that this is not a Scouting activity, one parent is expected to be present at the Yacht Club during the day to help out with the event and be responsible for their child. Prior sailing experience is required for the use of 3rdCB boats – RYA Stage 2 and experience sailing Topazes is generally the minimum standard, but please talk to the the sailing instructors about it beforehand. We’re not able to provide tuition during the week.

Email Boating@3rdCB.org.uk for details.

3rdCB will assist with safety boat cover.

Aug
27
Sat
Powerboat Level 1
Aug 27 @ 10:00 – 16:00

RYA Training CentreStart Powerboating

This course is an introduction to boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment. It is linked to the Scouts’ Power Cox’n badge.

Duration: 1 day

Minimum Age: 12

Cost: £20

This is to cover the RYA powerboating logbook, certificate and fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent during the week before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-swxg-20220827100000

RYA Sailing Stage 2
Aug 27 @ 10:00 – Aug 28 @ 15:30

RYA Training CentreConfident sailing

A range of sailing skills and knowledge to help in becoming a confident sailor.

Pre-requisites

  • RYA Sailing Stage 1 (unless agree with the instructor team)
  • At least 4 hours of practice logged over 2 sessions (either at The Den or your own sailing club), recorded in your log book.

Duration: 2 days

This is a 2 day course running all weekend. Attendance is required on both days to complete the course.

Cost: £15

This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook (if required), certificate and safety boat fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent during the week before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-svtw-20220827100000

Open Sailing
Aug 27 @ 11:00 – 16:00

Open boating session at The Den for all Sea Scouts and Explorers.

Sessions for any Scout or Explorer to go on the water rowing or 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 start time above.

You will need to bring suitable clothing to go afloat which you don’t mind getting wet (and you will get wet!). Footwear is required on the water – wet boots or old trainers are ideal, flips flops and wellies are not appropriate. Buoyancy aids are mandatory for all activities on the water, and will be supplied. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink, or money for chips.

Aug
28
Sun
Powerboat Level 1
Aug 28 @ 10:30 – 16:30

RYA Training CentreStart Powerboating

This course is an introduction to boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment. It is linked to the Scouts’ Power Cox’n badge.

Duration: 1 day

Minimum Age: 12

Cost: £20

This is to cover the RYA powerboating logbook, certificate and fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent during the week before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-sire-20220828103000

Open Sailing
Aug 28 @ 11:30 – 16:30

Open boating session at The Den for all Sea Scouts and Explorers.

Sessions for any Scout or Explorer to go on the water rowing or 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 start time above.

You will need to bring suitable clothing to go afloat which you don’t mind getting wet (and you will get wet!). Footwear is required on the water – wet boots or old trainers are ideal, flips flops and wellies are not appropriate. Buoyancy aids are mandatory for all activities on the water, and will be supplied. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and drink, or money for chips.

Sep
11
Sun
Leigh Regatta
Sep 11 @ 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
18
Sun
Sunday Duty Patrol
Sep 18 @ 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)

Sep
21
Wed
Group AGM
Sep 21 @ 20:15 – 21:15

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 21 September at 8.15pm at The Den (with an online option for those that wish to join remotely).

The AGM is a legal requirement of our charitable status, allowing members of the Group Council (that’s all parents, leaders, Active Support members and other supporters of the Group) to receive a formal reports on our activities and accounts for the past year, scrutinise the management team, and to elect or nominate the Group Executive Committee members, who manage the Group and its finances, for the forthcoming year. Youth members are more than welcome (encouraged even) to join as well, but under UK charity legislation aren’t allowed to vote.

The Executive Committee is an important part of the Group and is formed of Section Leaders and elected members including the a Chairman, Treasurer and Parent Reps who don’t hold Scouting roles within the Group, along with specialist advisers. The committee deals with the business side of 3rdCB (accounts, legal, etc). This allows the Leader Team to focus more on Scouting and running activities for our youth members.

The AGM will only last half an hour and so hopefully will not erode into your evening too much. We hope you can attend this event and very much look forward to seeing you on the night.

Associated Documents

To be published nearer the time

Skills for Life