Solebay Sea Scout Troop

Solebay Sea Scout Troop is our girls Scout Troop, who meet on Monday nights at The Den. Originally SRS Solebay Sea Ranger Crew, we transferred to be Scouts in 2014.  Although the two Troops meet on different nights, we run a lot of combined activities weekly and throughout the year, the highlight being Summer Camp in July and the Easter walking week in Derbyshire.

Solebay meet every Monday night at the Den between 1900 and 2130.

The Troop aims to help girls and young women develop emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually so they become well balanced individuals and can make a positive contribution to their community and wider world.

This is achieved by offering a rounded programme of boating activities such as rowing, sailing, canoeing, powerboating and offshore sailing and other outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and orienteering. At the weekly meetings the girls work towards skills badges to develop themselves personally and take part in team tasks involving cooking, craft, fashion shows with outfits made from rubbish, keep fit, badgework, role-play, fancy knotting, 1st aid and many other exciting challenges.

So if you feel you would like to be challenged, make lifelong friends, have fun and adventure, then come and join us.

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If you’re joining Solebay Troop, have a read of the Solebay Troop Introduction Pack for new Scouts.

For more information please call Solebay Sea Scout Leader Karen Cruiks on Monday evenings at The Den on 01702 476890, or email Solebay@3rdcb.org.uk.

Upcoming Solebay Troop Events:

May
28
Sat
RYA Sailing Stage 1
May 28 @ 08:45 – 14:45

Start sailingRYA Training Centre

Learn a basic understanding of how a boat sailing, with some experience of steering and handling the boat

Duration: 1 day

Cost: £15

This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook, 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-s2ff-20220528084500

Open Sailing
May 28 @ 09:45 – 14:45

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.

May
29
Sun
Open Sailing
May 29 @ 10:30 – 15:30

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.

Jun
11
Sat
RYA Sailing Stage 3
Jun 11 @ 07:00 – Jun 12 @ 13:30

RYA Training CentreBetter Sailing

Rigging, launching and sailing in any direction. By the end of the course you will be able to launch and sail a dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions.

Pre-requisites:

  • RYA Sailing Stage 2 (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-s2rg-20220611070000

RYA Seamanship Skills
Jun 11 @ 07:00 – Jun 12 @ 14:00

Handle a boat in all circumstances and solve problems afloat

Includes launching and recovering the boat in different circumstances, stopping, reducing sail, recovering a man overboard, anchoring.

By the end of the course you will be able to handle a wide range of situations afloat.

Pre-requisites

Unless agreed with the instructor team, you should have already completed the RYA Stage 3 or 4 course, plus at least a further 6 hours or practice over 3/4 sessions, 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 the week before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-sv9b-20220611070000

Open Sailing
Jun 11 @ 08:00 – 13:00

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.

Jun
12
Sun
Open Sailing
Jun 12 @ 09:00 – 14:00

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.

Jun
17
Fri
Solebay PL/APL Training Camp
Jun 17 @ 18:00 – Jun 19 @ 15:00

Solebay Troop’s Training Camp for PLs and APLs is over the weekend of Fri 17 – Sun 19 June at Thriftwood Scout Activity Centre. In the run-up to summer camp, this weekend is a great refresher on how to pitch the tents, light fires and cook meals, and helps the Patrol Leaders learn the essential skills they will need to manage their patrols effectively.

Full details to be published nearer the time.

Jun
19
Sun
Sunday Duty Patrol
Jun 19 @ 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)

Jun
25
Sat
RYA Sailing with Spinnakers
Jun 25 @ 08:00 – Jun 26 @ 14:30

Learn to fly a spainnaker

An introduction to sailing dinghies with spinnakers. The course includes rigging a spinnaker sail, more advanced sailing techniques and manoeuvres as helm and crew using equipment to advantage, hoisting, gybing, dropping, apparent wind.

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 during the week before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-spkv-20220625080000

Open Sailing
Jun 25 @ 08:30 – 13:30

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.

Jun
26
Sun
Open Sailing
Jun 26 @ 09:15 – 14:15

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
2
Sat
Open Day
Jul 2 @ 12:30 – 18:00

Join us at The Den for the Group’s annual Open Day and BBQ. 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: 1510A – 5.4m

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

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