Want to know how you can approach the litter pick? Thinking about why you should include the event in your busy programme? Want to know how to claim your free limited edition badges?
Essex Scouts have the pleasure of bringing to you some simple guidelines and information about the amazing upcoming litter pick.
Download the brochure here Essex Scouts Litter pick Guide
Don’t forget to let us know how you are getting involved.
Tickets are now on sale for It’s a Date 2020, the famous variety show performed by the Southend Scout and Guide Gang Show. The bi-annual variety show is returning to the Palace Theatre from Wednesday 19th till Saturday 22nd February 2020 and the gang are looking to put on another memorable performance.
With adult tickets on sale from £14.50, children (under 18) £10.50 and a Family ticket (4x tickets, minimum of 2x Children) priced at £42, It’s a Date provides fantastic entertainment for the whole family. With over 60 Scouts and Guides from the Southend area the show will feature plenty of fun and laughter. The show is certainly going to be one to remember!
Tickets can be purchased via the link here: https://www.southendgangshowtickets.org/
Special group rates are available for Scout and Guide groups, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about these.
We look forward to seeing you during show week!
3rd Canvey Island Scout Group took up a challenge to lay 1 mile of pennies. On Sunday 20th January the group set out to raise money and complete part of the Essex Centenary Challenge.
Canvey Island Football Club had kindly offered for the group to use the perimiter of their pitch for this challenge which meant going round four and a half times, laying 79.200 pennies.
At 09.30 the first coin was laid followed by 62 group members (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and leaders plus help from parents and grandparents laying the 80.000 pennies collected the previous months from local businesses, the local community, friends and families.
After just under 4 hours and a tremendous effort by everyone involved plus lots of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and biscuits the 79,200th coin was laid completing the mile.
The group would like to thank Proctor & Gamble, Calor Gas, Canvey Island Football Club and the local community of Canvey Island for their generous donations enabling the group to raise £2,500 from this challenge.
Scouts and Guides are now invited to sign up for SHINDIGS 2019! Standing for “Show IN a Day In Guiding and Scouting”, Southend Gang Show are looking for Scouts and Guides in the Southend area to sign up.
Taking place on Saturday 9th March 2019 at Shoeburyness High School, Scouts and Guides will get the chance to experience performing on stage in front of a live audience. Participants will rehearse together learning new dance routines, songs and items to act as well as making new friends and having fun. Then in the evening, the Scouts and Guides will perform their newly learnt routines on stage.
SHINDIGS is open to Guides, Rangers, Scouts, Explorers, Network, Young Leaders and Leaders involved in Scouting and Guiding in the Southend, Rayleigh, Crouch Valley and Castle Point districts. You can participate as either a cast or orchestra member!
Jo Brown, Performance Director for Southend Gang Show spoke of the event ‘SHINDIGS is a fantastic introductory event for young people to get a taste of performing live on stage. It’s a great day and a chance to make new friends too! Sign up as soon as you can so you don’t miss out!’
To sign up, complete the form via this link http://groupspaces.com/southendgangshow/join/
For any questions regarding SHINDIGS 2019 please contact email@example.com
Essex County Scout Caving Team (ECSCT) have now finalised our badge course dates for 2018.
- June badge course 29th, 30th June- 1st July
- October badge course 5th- 7th October
- November overflow course 9th- 11th November
Visit ecsct.org to see photographs from last year’s trips.
The application pack with full details is available on our website, direct download (pdf) here:
Come on a trip, or ask us about providing the activity as part of your camp (in a caving area), or teaching rope work as part of one of your troop nights!
Book early to avoid disappointment!
Scouts and Guides from Southend, Rayleigh, Castle Point and Crouch Valley are being encouraged to sign up to participate in It’s a Date 2018. The bi-annual variety show will return to the Palace Theatre next February and the Gang Show is looking for active Scouts and Guides to sign up as cast and band members, ready to wow audiences.
The Gang Show has become a centre piece of the Scouting and Guiding calendar and always puts on a show to impress. The show gives young people the chance to sing, dance and act in front of a live theatre audience whilst also providing the opportunity for the young people to learn, develop and make new friends. No previous theatre experience is necessary just buckets of enthusiasm!
Those Scouts, Guides, Explorers, Senior Section and Network members interested in participating are invited to sign up and attend our ‘come and try’ event on the 1st October 2017 at Southend High School for Girls. Young people interested in joining the cast must be 13-25 years old, in school years 8 or above and be prepared to give there all for the famous variety show. The band is open to all those aged 13 and above.
Millie Goddard, a member of the cast for It’s a Date 2016 said “Southend Scout and Guide Gang Show is a fantastic way to perform on stage, learn new skills, make new friends and have fun! Nothing quite beats the feeling of getting up on that stage at the Palace Theatre and seeing hundreds of audience members smiling back at you. I’ll definitely be signing up for the 2018 show!”
If you’re interested in becoming a part of Southend Scout and Guide Gang Show and coming along to the taster session on Sunday 1st October 2017 at Southend High School for Girls you can sign up at http://groupspaces.com/SouthendGangShow/join/
Essex Scouts looks forward to welcoming 1600 Cub Scouts and their leaders to Mega Camp 2018. Coming to Skreens Park Activity Centre 8th-10th June 2018, with a spectacular Medieval theme, this event is definitely not one to miss!
So, save the date and keep an ear our for more information coming soon!
As you are planning your Summer programme, don’t forget Beaver Funday 2017! Held at Skreens Park Activity Centre on Saturday 10th June, Funday offers a day full of opportunities for Beaver Scouts to try out new and exciting activities and craft. There will be the added bonus of meeting some unusual creatures.
The event costs just;
|£15 per Beaver, £10 Cubs / Scouts (Leaders children) & 3 – 6 year olds, under 3’s free with accompanying leader/helper.|
A piratetastic day planned by the Counties Beaver Scout team, is certain to offer Beaver Scouts Fun, Adventure and the opportunity to make new friends.
To register your groups interest please complete the online booking form (here) and pay just a £10.00 deposit!
We can’t wait to hear from you soon, and look forward to meeting you all at Beaver Funday 2017.
Essex Weekend is a fun filled weekend for Scouters and their families to attend either as part of their Scout Group or as individual families to take part in a relaxing social weekend and also have the opportunity to take part in various activities as a family which is not normally possible when you organising a camp for your young people.
Although the weekend is a self catered event there is a café running during the weekend. Alongside this you can enjoy a variety of activities, pampering sessions ( why not treat yourself to foot massage), camp fire, social activities in the evening as well as the opportunity to meet some of the County Activity teams and the County Stores team.
Essex Weekend is now in its 7th year and is once again booked at Skreens Park on the 12th – 14th May 2017.
The cost is £15 per Adult, £7 per child and under 5’s go free. Bookings are now open HERE (opens new window).
In previous years over 300 participants have attended but we would like to make it more