1st Chalkwell Bay https://1stcb.org.uk Stickability Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:08:53 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.13 EuroJam 2020 – Gdansk https://1stcb.org.uk/2019/eurojam-2020-gdansk/ Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:03:56 +0000 http://1stcb.org.uk/?p=2309 Applications now open for 36 places in the Essex contingent.

Cost £1200

You need to be aged 12 to 15 NOW to apply – see information sheet for exact dates although looks like they are a year out … :

“… At the time of application, you must be no older than 15.5 years. This means you must have been born between 26 July 2002 and 31st December 2006. …”

Deadline for application: 23rd March 2019

Eurojam Information letter (doc)

Eurojam Information letter (pdf)

Euro Jam application (doc)

Euro Jam application (pdf)

Search for new Management https://1stcb.org.uk/2019/search-for-new-management/ Tue, 12 Feb 2019 09:50:46 +0000 http://1stcb.org.uk/?p=2298 There are two searches currently in progress:-

One for a new County Commissioner for Essex Scouts Deadline for nominations Thursday 28th February 2019


Nominations sought
After seven years of leading Southend West District through growth and development Daniel Persons has stepped down as District Commissioner. We thank him for his dedication to scouting.
Southend West Scout District is now moving into its next phase of development and we are looking for a new District Commissioner, a volunteer manager who ensures all the Scout Groups are supported and developed to ensure young people get the best quality Scouting possible.

How can I help?
A small search team has been formed to assist the County Commissioner in a search for a new DC. We know there are some amazing people within the District and we want to ensure everyone gets the opportunity to nominate people they feel could undertake this role and make a difference.
Therefore you are now invited to contribute to this search by submitting a nomination, or even nominations, of persons, including yourself, whom you feel should be considered for this important and rewarding role.
As well as considering those for nomination you are asked to forward this to all contacts you have connected to Scouting, both currently and previously.

Who can I nominate?
Self nominations are actively encouraged and expected, let’s be honest, if you believe you can bring the right skills and expertise to the role and you are enthusiastic and motivated then why not nominate yourself? If you don’t you may miss this rewarding opportunity if you are not nominated by someone else.
To nominate others or yourself please complete the nomination form included. You can of course at any point contact Irene Fisher, the Search Chairman assisting with the search to have an informal chat about the role and what it entails.

It does not matter if the individual you want to nominate is new to scouting, we welcome nominations of and from external candidates. Scouting has a comprehensive training scheme which can provide training and support for anyone new to scouting, enabling the individual to develop. What is important is for them to bring the leadership and skills that will continue to help move Southend West District forward.

What’s in it for me?
In the role of DC you can be safe in the knowledge that you are making a real difference to the local young people by working with a team of like minded adults to develop the District.
You will be responsible for ensuring each adult has what they need to be confident in their role by creating a network of support to help and guide them.
You will have access to training relevant to your role and will have an induction to ensure you get the very best start in your new role.

How do I nominate?
This is the easy part, please complete the enclosed nomination form and forward it to the Search Chairman. You can do this in a number of ways-

By Post:-
Please send any nominations in a sealed envelope to
Irene Fisher
4 Havencourt
Victoria Road

By Email
Please send any nominations by email to Irene Fisher at irene.fisher@essexscouts.org.uk

The search will close on 22nd February 2019 so please ensure your nomination is received by this date.

What happens next?
Nominations will be reviewed by the search team and a shortlist draw up for consideration by the County Commissioner.
If you are unsure or would like a non committal chat about the role or any nominations you wish to make then please do contact either myself as Search Chairman.

Attached are the DC Vacancy Pack and a nomination form for the Role (Word doc) or nomination form for the Role (pdf file).

Yours in Scouting

Millie Pugsley
Member – Southend West District Search Committee

New Joining Form for 1st Chalkwell Bay https://1stcb.org.uk/2018/new-joining-form-for-1st-chalkwell-bay/ Thu, 24 May 2018 09:53:47 +0000 http://1stcb.org.uk/?p=2268 Our scout group is a very large Group and we add all names of those wishing to join us to a Waiting List.  

Places are offered to the names that have been waiting longest as and when a place is available.

Link to our Waiting List on OSM

Survey for Beaver and Cub Parents https://1stcb.org.uk/2017/survey-for-beaver-and-cub-parents/ Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:55:54 +0000 http://1stcb.org.uk/?p=2255 Here’s the link to the survey for Beaver and Cub Parents to complete:

Survey for Parents

Just to remind you – this is because we’re looking at possibly moving part of the Group to another meeting place or perhaps on a different night, so that there’s more room to operate.  We may even be able to make more space available for new members!

Thank you!

Mike (Group Scout Leader)

There is a separate survey for the current Leaders – see other post.


Leaders’ Survey https://1stcb.org.uk/2017/leaders-survey/ Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:52:26 +0000 http://1stcb.org.uk/?p=2253 Here’s the link for all our Leaders to complete their Survey:

Leaders’ Survey

There is a different one for Parents – see other post!



Meetings in November 2016 https://1stcb.org.uk/2016/meetings-in-november-2016/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:53:56 +0000 http://1stcb.org.uk/?p=2248 20161106_november_meetings  (pdf file)

20161106_november_meetings  (doc version)



October Old Gold Newsletter https://1stcb.org.uk/2016/october-old-gold-newsletter-2/ Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:54:55 +0000 http://1stcb.org.uk/?p=2241 The October edition of Old Gold went out last night – except to most of the Scouts *sorry*

Also available here and on Facebook as pdf files in case you lose the original.

This newsletter has lots of dates and some details for the next few months so we think it’s worth reading !

old-gold-oct-2016-page-1   old-gold-oct-2016-centre-pages   old-gold-oct-2016-page-4




GROUP MEETING !! NEXT WEEK https://1stcb.org.uk/2016/group-meeting-next-week/ Sun, 18 Sep 2016 15:01:36 +0000 http://1stcb.org.uk/?p=2237 Click below to see the Flyer..


This event is open to all members and their families  .. Brothers and Sisters can come and bounce too ..  soft play area for under 5’s.   Please note that Parents should stay and not leave their Beavers, Cubs & Scouts unattended Thank You!

We shall hold a short AGM at around 7pm – including discussion on SUBS – Increase to £78.00 a year?  CAMPS – next year?  OTHER EVENTS – next year?

There will be no meetings at Crowstone on 26th September and as this session is later than usual, you’re welcome to leave before the official 8.30 finish time !

GROUP FAMILY BARBECUE https://1stcb.org.uk/2016/group-family-barbecue/ Mon, 11 Jul 2016 18:43:57 +0000 http://1stcb.org.uk/?p=2190 Here are the details for next Monday!

This flyer went out tonight to Cubs and Scouts (sorry Beavers, we forgot!)

20160718_Group_BBQ  (pdf file)

20160718_Group_BBQ (Word doc)

See you there!



HELP REQUIRED! https://1stcb.org.uk/2016/help-required/ Tue, 31 May 2016 20:42:44 +0000 http://1stcb.org.uk/?p=2185 Here’s a quick note which hopefully explains how you can help us.

Any questions, please ask!!

20160531_Parents_help_Letter (pdf version)