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.
A camp to remember! On the last weekend of June it was the 1st Earls Colne Group Camp and this year we mixed things up providing our young people with the opportunity to attend Colchester Pride. Having advertised the opportunity to other groups in the district we ended up with an energetic group of scouts and explorers attending the festival at First Site. Despite it being a very VERY hot day, there were many stalls for the young people to engage with. These included Essex Fire Service, local LGBT Youth Group, Samaritans providing information, games and freebies! There was music, dancing, stilt walking and bracelet making. Each stall had something to offer and provided the young people a safe space to learn about gender and sexuality, ask questions and make friends. The day rounded up with a heart warming comment from the young people: “I want to come here every year!”.
The following week, Scout’s had a night themed “Identity” covering what it means to be a scout, personal and social identity, how to be an active citizen and of course Pride Awareness. Many Scouts expressed wishes to attend next year after seeing how much fun their friends had! Colchester Pride is still in its infancy (2019 was it’s 3rd year), and a great event to take young people for their First Pride. Next stop, Essex Pride then the big parade at London!
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!
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
County backpack is an exciting weekend for the Scout section, the event is a two day incident hike around the local countryside, where Scouts will need to visit as many bases as possible each day before returning back to Belchamps, each base will have a small activity to complete before moving on to the next base.
The event will be held at Belchamps Campsite on 31st March- 2nd April 2017
The County Scout section needs your help with manning bases and support teams around the course for this years event, if you can offer your help and support for both or either day please contact John Dell, County Scout Leader on email@example.com for more information.
Belchamps Scout Activity Centre needs your help. There Bonfire & Fireworks display is just round the corner and volunteers are needed to help make this event a great success. There is a family friendly display, big bang display and a massive bonfire. Its a great community event and attracts a massive crowd from the surrounding area.
Help is required to run some of the side stalls that are available. As well as having the opportunity to watch the displays while you run a stall you’ll also be welcome to join us afterwards for refreshments.
If you think you can help please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are delighted that so many Cub packs across Essex have chosen to complete this years Cubs 100 Challenge and are pleased to announce that you can now order your certificate and badge packs.
Please complete the online order form, once booking has closed these will be posted to you.