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The Essex Weekend is a time for adults involved in Scouting to get together with their peers and families to spend time together away from the pressures of looking after our members and to build friendships and have fun together beyond a mutual hobby of developing young people.



Costs & Registration
The event is open to Essex adult volunteers and costs £14 per person. You can camp as a group or as a family although participants under 18 will need to be supervised by an adult during the event. If you want to bring the family, children are £7 per person (under 5s go free!). Registration is via an online booking system available from the menu on this website.

Weekend Arrivals
Arriving on Friday night, you’ll have time to settle into your camping area and to relax at the event bar and café, giving you plenty of opportunity to relax and meet with others. We are also planning a quiz night to remember in the bar.

Food won’t be provided at the Essex Weekend, so catering will be down to you to organise.

Specialist Support
The county activity teams will be on hand during the weekend to provide you with specialist advice and support in providing niche activities into your local scout programme.

Ideas, Activities & Equipment Savings
Saturday will be open to day visitors as well as weekend pass holders where everyone can share in a mix of new and old favourites. During the Saturday you can visit the activities area, where volunteers will provide activities to inspire programme ideas. The event also gives you the opportunity to try any of the main activities on site including canoeing, climbing, archery and rifles.

Saturday Evening
We are planning a fantastic evening of entertainment for everyone on the Saturday evening, so make sure you don’t miss out by booking your place today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Is food provided in the event fee?
A1: No. Essex Weekend is a self catered event.

Q2: Which section is the event open to?
A2This event is only open to adult members of The Scout Association aged over 18 years of age and their families.

Q3: Can members of Girlguiding attend?
A3: Girlguiding members can only attend with an 18+ family member of The Scout Association.

Q4: Can we set up our camp before the weekend?
A4: The camping field will be open from 4pm on Friday 15th May.

Q5: Can people come for the day?
A5: Yes. The event is open to weekend campers who also have access to the evening entertainments. Day visitors pay £6 and are welcome to stay through the evening, but will not be allowed to camp overnight.

Q6: Is there any indoor accommodation?
A6: No. All participants will need to provide their own tentage and camping equipment.

Q7: How do the activities work?
A7: The majority of activities on site will be available for all, however, some activities are restricted due to their nature. Activities are running on  Saturday 10 – 4 and Sunday 10 – 1

Q8: How and when do I book and pay?
A8: Register your places using the online booking system (link is external).  Please send payment to Essex Weekend, C/o 27 Fermoy Road, Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 3HA

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