Renown Troop Friday Programme
Solebay Troop Monday Programme
Sunday Duty Patrol Rota
Sep 2019 – Sep 2020
Water Activities Programme
Health warning: The programmes are subject to change. If in doubt talk to the leader team.
Upcoming Scout Events (Both Troops)
Church 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.
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Each year the Group represents the Scout Association at Southend Cenotaph for the town’s annual Service of Remembrance. All Sea Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Young Leaders are expected to attend this parade.
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.
The 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.
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 27 March to Saturday 4 April, 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.
The cost of the trip is still to be confirmed, and will be subject to social distancing guidelines in force at the time, but likely to be in the region of £250 per person. 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.
The event takes place at Westcliff Rugby club on 19th-20st 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 email@example.com