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:
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.
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.
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.
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).
During 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.
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.
SAVE THE DATE!
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.
The 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
This 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 eij.org.uk.