Mega Camp 202

Mega Camp 2022  10th – 12th June 2022

Swashbuckling fun and adventure in store at our next Mega Camp. Essex Scouts’ premier event for Cub Scouts.

Held at Skreens Park Activity Centre, we will be joined by an intrepid crew of pirates to keep you engaged and active throughout the weekend.

Mega Camp is one not to be missed with activities including Go Karts, Kentucky Derby, Pirate Craft, Bouncy Castles and so much more.

Bookings open on 28th  January 2022

2021-11-20T19:09:21+00:00November 18th, 2021|

Keep the weekend free for a re-union at Essex Weekend 2022

Essex Weekend  13th – 15th May 2022

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 are organising a camp for your young people.

The weekend is a self-catering event. 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.

If you can’t make the whole weekend then please feel free to come as a day visitor

Bookings open on 8th January 2022

2021-11-12T19:20:01+00:00November 12th, 2021|

Skills for Leaders 2021

Essex Scouts Youth Programme Team are looking towards holding another skills training weekend in the Autumn Term.

In order to better support you we would like to get your feedback and ideas for skills that you would like to learn. The aim of this weekend is to provide another learning opportunity to complement the Wood Badge Adult Training Modules offered by the County Training Team.

In previous years we have covered the following skills: Mapping, Using a Compass, Preparing a Route Card, Micro navigation, Orienteering, Tent Pitching, Fire Lighting, Cooking on Wood, Simple Rope work, Pioneering, Packing a rucksack and Axe and Sawmanship.

Please follow the link below to provide feedback on any other sessions – or particular aspects of the sessions noted above that you would like covered as part of the training programme.

2021-08-27T14:49:04+01:00June 21st, 2021|

Incas Reach 1 Year Online!

We’ve all had different experiences of Scouting over the last year, here is an update from just one group on how they have been keeping on Scouting….

20 March 2020 the 5th Saffron Walden Inca Cub pack took on the challenge to start meeting virtually just 2 days after we were told face to face scouting was no longer permitted. Roll on 1 year and on 19 March 2021 we celebrated 12 months online scouting!

The year has seen highlights including multiple virtual sleepovers, cooking, quizzes, fires, virtual church tour, coding, navigation, pioneering, environmental conservation, Diwali, MP visit for UK Parliament Week, Communicator, Science, Panto, Magician, Bake off, Taekwon-do, Geocaching, CSI, Police visit, first aid and much more! We also embraced the return to F2F scouting with a bike ride, a blended Mission Control manhunt evening, glow in the dark football and more!

The leaders are tremendously proud of the Cubs and the way they embraced the opportunities they were presented with. As GSL I’m massively proud of the leaders, stepping up to be amongst the first in the country to get online!

Can’t wait to get back face to face now!!

Take a look at the whole year of their online adventures here: View 1 Year of the Incas Online PDF

2021-03-28T10:18:44+01:00March 26th, 2021|

Spring into Scouting Challenge Coming Soon

East of England Scouts are excited to announce the Launch of their Spring Into Scouting Challenge. Starting on 1st March 2021

The challenge will provide weekly activities for all Sections which can be used on your weekly online meetings or can be set by Leaders for your young people to complete at home.

The activities are open to all Young People across the East of England and there will be a limited edition badge available on completion. All activities also apply to badge work for all sections

We want to see as many young people from across Essex getting involved with the Challenge.

The weekly activities can be found on the new East of England Scouts Website- which also launches on 1st March!

For more information check out our Spring Into Scouting Launch Letter to Leaders

2021-03-01T21:12:55+00:00February 26th, 2021|

Coggeshall Christmas Card Project

Essex Scouts wanted to share with you all a wonderful heart warming story about a community project that the Scouting and Guiding groups in Coggeshall have completed.

This year they thought that more people than ever would be lonely this Christmas. So they decided to run the Coggeshall Christmas Card Project.

The project  saw young people, their families and Leaders write and donate cards that were then sent out to elderly and vulnerable residents in Coggeshall and the surrounding villages. They received over 1,000 cards and most have now been delivered. 100 went to the Salvation Army to give out to elderly residents in Braintree with their Christmas meals. A couple of hundred went out to the care homes and sheltered housing homes in Coggeshall and surrounding villages. The rest  found their ways  to elderly and vulnerable residents nominated by any of the support groups, care workers, churches or our amazing Community Helpers.

The project was run solely by volunteers, who spent hours, organising, writing and delivering cards to combat the loneliness crisis we have in Britain. With special mentions to; Adam Edwards – Young Leader, Louise Edwards – GSL, Wendy Watts – Assistant GSL, Amy Edwards – Beaver Leader and Margaret Surrey – Guiding DC. Thank you to these Braintree District heroes.

2021-03-28T10:22:21+01:00December 23rd, 2020|

Race Around The World.. How Far Have You Gone?

Are you taking part on the Race Around The World? How is you Section doing on the map?

We know lots of you are joining in the big fundraising event for all Sections, we’d love to hear what you have been doing and how your fundraising has been going.

There are loads of great activity ideas on the Scouts event pages here #RaceAroundTheWorld so head over to our Facebook page or tell us on the website news form here and fill us in on what you have been up to!

2020-11-14T21:23:51+00:00November 14th, 2020|

Remembrance Day 2020

As the sun sets at the end of Remembrance Day 2020 we take a look at how Scouts around Essex marks the day (and also on Sunday 8th) with a short video slideshow.

This has always been a time to reflect as we remember all of those who gave their lives in service of their countries. We have missed being able to meet in the usual manner at services and commemorative events but we have all been able to pay our respects in our own ways this year.

Thank you for joining with Scouts in your Groups, Districts, and the County.

At the going down of the sun, we will remember them.

2020-11-14T21:26:00+00:00November 11th, 2020|

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge announced as Joint President of the Scouts.

We’re so pleased to announce that HRH The Duchess of Cambridge today becomes Joint President of the Scouts, working alongside HRH The Duke of Kent to champion the power of Scouting and oversee the council – our governing body.

For more on this story, visit the announcment and news article on the Scouts website here:

HRH Duchess of Cambridge becoomes Joint President

2020-09-29T21:03:29+01:00September 29th, 2020|