EuroJam 2020 – Gdansk

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...

Search for new Management

There are two searches currently in progress:- One for a new County Commissioner for Essex Scouts Deadline for nominations Thursday 28th February 2019 NEW DISTRICT COMMISSIONER – Southend West District 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...

New Joining Form for 1st Chalkwell Bay

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...

Survey for Beaver and Cub Parents

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

Here’s the link for all our Leaders to complete their Survey: Leaders’ Survey There is a different one for Parents – see other post! Mike  

October Old Gold Newsletter

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

Click below to see the Flyer.. 20160926_group_council_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...