Renown Sea Scout Troop

Renown Sea Scout TroopThe 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.

Scouts sailingAs 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.

scouts-friday-campingThe 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.

Renown Troop Introduction Pack

For more information please call Renown Sea Scout Leader Jon Whiteley on Friday evenings at The Den on 01702 476890.

Upcoming Renown Troop Events:

Jan
25
Sat
Boat Maintenance
Jan 25 @ 09:30 – 16:00

With all the Group’s boats out of the water for the winter, it’s time to give our boats, equipment and facilities a bit of love and care to keep them all working properly.

On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January we’d like to get as many Scouts, Explorers, Active Support members and parents down to The Den as possible to carry out winter maintenance so everything is ready for the season ahead.

09:30 start, finished by 16:00 both days. tea and cake will be provided. No experience needed just some cloths you don’t mind getting dirty (for sanding, painting and jet hosing). If anyone has extra sand paper the can bring down it would be of much help.

Please contact Jack Veitch if you can help.

Jan
26
Sun
Boat Maintenance
Jan 26 @ 09:30 – 16:00

With all the Group’s boats out of the water for the winter, it’s time to give our boats, equipment and facilities a bit of love and care to keep them all working properly.

On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January we’d like to get as many Scouts, Explorers, Active Support members and parents down to The Den as possible to carry out winter maintenance so everything is ready for the season ahead.

09:30 start, finished by 16:00 both days. tea and cake will be provided. No experience needed just some cloths you don’t mind getting dirty (for sanding, painting and jet hosing). If anyone has extra sand paper the can bring down it would be of much help.

Please contact Jack Veitch if you can help.

Feb
11
Tue
DofE Information Evening
Feb 11 @ 19:30 – 20:30
DofE Information Evening @ The Den

Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Information Evening.

If you are in Year 9 or above and interested in completing your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award with 3rdCB then please come along with a Parent / Guardian to find out more.

If you are unable to attend but would like to do one of the awards then please let us know.

Mar
1
Sun
Church Parade
Mar 1 @ 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.

Apr
4
Sat
Derbyshire
Apr 4 @ 08:30 – 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.

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.

May
17
Sun
Renewal of Promise
May 17 @ 10:15 – 12:00
Renewal of Promise

Renewal of Promise is an important part of the Scouting calendar, where we renew our Scouting promise to do our best.

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.

Full details of the event will be published in due course.

Jun
20
Sat
Open Day [TBC]
Jun 20 @ 11:00 – 16:00

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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: 1257A – 5.5m

Aug
1
Sat
Essex Jamboree
Aug 1 – Aug 8 all-day

For Summer Camp in 2020, the Scouts are heading to the Essex International Jamboree.  This huge Scout camp 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 returning in 2020 for another unforgettable seven days and nights, bringing Scouts and Guides together from across the UK and around the world.

Click here to book your place now

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 purpose-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 Girl Guiding.

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, but if you’re a Cub that will be in Scouts by Summer 2020 then please let us know if you’re interested and reserve your place below. If you would like to find out more about Essex Jamboree have a look on the website at eij.org.uk.

Book your place at Essex Jamboree

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.

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.

Skills for Life