The Renown Sea Scout Troop for boys aged 10-14 meets every Friday at the Den between 19:15 and 21:30. The original Scout section in 3rdCB is one of the most active and popular Scout Troops the area.
Renown Troop run a very active programme; regular activities include sailing training expeditions, hillwalking weeks in Derbyshire, and camping, and of course training in all the skills required to do these safely. Others activities include building and launching rockets, night hikes, wide games, cooking, pioneering and camp craft evenings.
As a Sea Scout Group, there is a large emphasis on sailing an water activities. 3rdCB is a recognised training centre for both the Royal Yachting Association, and the British Rowing Association, with leaders qualified by the national governing bodies to run courses in sailing, powerboating and rowing, to name but a few. There is boating available most weekends, depending on the tide, with courses designed to take young people from the very basics up to advanced levels on the water.
The Troop has around 65 Scouts who are split into eight patrols: Stormy Petts (STP), Puffins, Seals, Merlins, Gannets, Curlews, Seagulls and Penguins. Each patrol is run by a Patrol Leader (PL), and his assistant (APL), who are senior boys responsible for training, discipline and general welfare of the Scouts in their charge. There is also a Senior PL (SPL), who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Troop along with a large team of qualified leaders and instructors.
When Scouts reach the age of 14 they can move on to the Endeavour Explorer Sea Scout Unit which is also based at 3rd CB, for more challenges and adventure.
For more information please call Renown Sea Scout Leader Jon Whiteley on Friday evenings at The Den on 01702 476890.
Upcoming Renown Troop Events:
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
|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|
|August||No Duty Patrol|
|September||20th||Penguins and Dolphins||Renown|
Sunday Duty Patrol 2019-20 (All sections)
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.
Each 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.
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.