Give us your thoughts on the Essex Weekend

The Essex Weekend has been a huge success but we would like to know what you think about the event. If you came along and took part during the weekend, please would you take a minute to respond to our online survey.

To access the survey, all you need to do is click the link below and answer 7 questions. The whole process should only take a minute or two, and your feedback is invaluable to us to ensure that we organise the event for everyone as best we can.

2011-05-16T23:00:00+01:00May 16th, 2011|

Scout Volunteers Skill Up & Chill Out

Over two hundred adult members spent the weekend at Skreens Park Activity Centre to take part in adventurous activities, chill out and learn new skills at the second Essex Weekend.

Part of the fun of Scouting is about sharing the fun with other adults, and over 200 adults got together over the weekend of 13 to 15 May, to do just that at Skreens Park Activity Centre near Chelmsford.

From Friday evening, Scout volunteers and their families from across Essex arrived for a weekend full of fun and new adventures as they camp together and try out a range of activities and workshops.

Richard Baker, Assistant County Commissioner for Explorer Scouts said

2011-05-16T11:00:00+01:00May 16th, 2011|

Eat Out At Essex Weekend 2011

Are you signed up for Essex Weekend? If so, then why not hang up your apron and take advantage of the menu at Caf

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2011-05-06T11:00:00+01:00May 6th, 2011|

GiGA Camp – There’s Still Time To Book!

Bookings for this summers biggest and best Scout and Guide event are going well but to make sure of your places you’ll need to book quickly as they are going fast!

Over 800 people have now booked in for this years GiGA Camp and with the summer approaching, time is running out to make sure your Scouts and Guides don’t miss out. The closing date for bookings is 27th May, but we expect all places will be booked before then!

New activities have been added to the line-up making this a great way to enjoy the early summer in Essex. The latest addition is an amazing mobile High Wires setup which promises to be an awesome challenge to everyone on site! Take a look at the GiGA Camp website for more information and also to find the link to the online bookings system. If you have already booked in you will find the new health form has been added to the downloads area – leaders will need this to complete their paperwork before coming to the event.

One last thing, if you don’t have Scouts or Guides to look after but like the sound of what’s on offer, another way of participating is join the staff team. We will shortly have details of the areas where you could help out, so make sure you check out the GiGA Camp website over the next week or so and be ready to get your application in!

2011-04-04T11:00:00+01:00April 4th, 2011|

Update Your Scouting Skills – Essex Weekend 2011

Are you magic on lighting fires? Can build fantastic bivouacs? Can prepare a rope for abseiling?If you need to brush up on your skills, come and learn at Essex Weekend where you’ll also experience the friendship of other volunteers or try out one of 40 activities on offer.

The full range of confirmed activities is vast. Check out the event website for a full range and to book online.


2011-04-02T11:00:00+01:00April 2nd, 2011|

40 Activities For Volunteers – Essex Weekend 2011

Up to 40 activities, specifically tailored to adult volunteers, are on offer at this years Essex Weekend. There’s everything from the outdoor adventure, to programme support and ideas. Are you booked in yet?
  • Tours of the One World Garden at Hylands Park
  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Firelighting
  • Bivouac Building
  • Backwoods Cooking
  • Kite Flyings
  • Pyrography
  • Geocaching
  • Barn Dance
  • Pub Quiz
  • ACCs (Youth Programme Team) Clinic
  • Pioneering
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Archery
  • Shooting
  • Caving
  • Campfire Workshops
  • Fundraising Masterclasses
  • Adult Training
  • Media Workshops
  • Water Activities
  • Licensed Bar
  • Christmas Card Competition Judging
  • Bouldering
  • Circus Skills
  • Scout Crafts
  • Supplier Stalls
  • Orienteering
  • Tracking
  • Tent Displays
  • Giant Games
  • Scouts Own
  • Faith and Culture Activities
  • Rainforest Caf
2011-03-08T12:00:00+00:00March 8th, 2011|

Communications, Programme and Global Roles – Get Involved In Jamboree

Do you want to lead the activities that make up the Jamboree?

Leading the activities and entertainments of the event and help pull together a huge range of specialist activities into various zones including water, survival, skills, enterprise, eco, creative and challenge

Looking after the external media coverage, the help centre, internal communications, marketing, media sales, newspaper, partnerships, photography, publications, theming, video, radio broadcast and reprographics.

The search is on for a team to help look after the international guests at the Jamboree.

If you are interested, have a look at the Jamboree website and read the role description then apply using the downloadable application form.

2011-03-05T00:00:00+00:00March 5th, 2011|

Essex Weekend 13-15 May 2011 – Get Booked In!

Book in for a fun and adventurous weekend for adult volunteers!

Take the opportunity to join adults from across Essex away from the pressures of looking after our members and to build friendships and have fun together.

There’ll be the opportunity for learning new skills as well as just chilling out. In addition to all the usual activities, the County Training Team will be running a number of modules and a skills booster day on the Saturday.

2011-02-18T12:00:00+00:00February 18th, 2011|