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Annual St. George’s Day Parade 2017

The Annual St. George’s Day Parade is a massive tradition in the Scouting calendar and the Scout members from Southend West will be out in force for this year’s  event.

The parade will form on Belton Gardens on the afternoon of Sunday 23 April (St. George’s Day) and will march to Wesley Church in Elm Road before returning to Marine Parade after a special celebration.

Please note that there will be brief localised road closures for safety reasons.

Happy Birthday Cub Scouts!

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Happy birthday Cubs! Though we have been partying hard all year, today is the day to truly celebrate 100 years of Cub Scouts.

 

What’s on today

 

Cubs will be everywhere today! Don’t miss us on national breakfast TV and on Facebook Live with Reuters at 8.35am. We are in the Telegraph this morning, and then this afternoon on BBC Newsround. It’s a jam-packed day in the lead up to the big event tonight.

 

What’s on tonight

 

At 19.16, we’re asking all our members, both young people and adults, to renew their Promise. Make sure you share your Promise Party photos with the Movement by tagging them with #Cubs100 on social media, and sign up to Thunderclap to help broadcast our message worldwide. Using this Twibbon on your social media profile photo is a fun way to show your support.

A Jamboree For All Ages

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Essex International Jamboree – the largest ever joint Scout and Guide camp in the UK – has become even larger!  We are giving a Junior Jam opportunity for Cubs, Brownies, Beavers and Rainbows.

Junior Jam has been created especially for our younger sections, who are warmly invited to enjoy a full day of Jamboree experiences with their friends and leaders.  Just choose whether you would like to come along on either Sunday 31st July or Monday 1st August.

For just £20, all the young people will receive their own scarf and badge before joining in the EIJ Experience Trail.  They will then enjoy a full day of exciting activities.  These activities include climbing, abseiling, bouncy castles, low ropes, crystal maze, crafts and many more.

Leaders can attend for just £10 each.  More information and how to make a group booking, go to www.eij.org.uk/juniorjam

Please note: Junior Jam is for groups (Cubs, Brownies, Beavers and Rainbows) with their leaders to do a structured day of activities, not the opportunity to go and meet up with groups that are at EIJ. No bookings for individuals will be taken. Your booking will only be secured on receipt of full payment and accompanied by your reference number which will be sent to you on receipt of initial booking form

3rd Prittlewell Cubs and Beavers raise funds for Foodbank

Back in July, 3rd Prittlewell Cubs and Beaver scouts participated in a charity 10p fair held in the main hall at St Peter’s Church.  Children were able to spend their pennies on a number of stalls ranging from Chocolate Tombola, “Bat the Rat”, Teddy Hoopla and Tin Can Ally.
foodbankA grand sum of £78.30 was raised in less than two hours and this week, Assistant Beaver Scout Leader Sharon Butler went shopping  to purchase as much food as she could with the funds raised.  Steve Daley of the Southchurch based Foodbank attended Beavers last Monday and was presented with the food donation.

Steve said “On behalf of the Foodbank, I must thank you all for your generosity.  So many local people are in need and hungry and this will go a long way in helping them”

Congratulations to the Beavers and Cubs of 3rd Prittlewell raising so much towards a very worthy cause.

Fun and Excitement at Belchamps

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Belchamps has a great range of events over the coming Scouting year with something for every section.  We are trying to offer leaders some great easy additions to their programme.

Kicking off in September with some 24 hour sleepovers a great easy way to get the section together for and overnight event. In October we have our first ever Jamboree on the Air where you can talk to other Scouts from around the world followed by our creepy camping weekend when the centre turns eerie.

In November it’s the annual Firework display with 2 displays this year one for the younger children with less bangs and the main one with our usual 20 minutes of spectacular fireworks. There is also the giant Bonfire and some fabulous light shows from Pluto jugglers.

In December we have our annual Christmas sleepovers and the fun spectacular day on the last weekend before Christmas with the centre lit up in its normal winter wonderland.

In January and February its 2 nights for the price of one on all of our buildings, with badge weekend in January and Winter Camp in February, its a busy couple of month.

March see’s more Sleepovers  plus Mud Mania; the new tough mud style challenge. We’ve got lots of training courses running in March and April too, including rifle shooting, Archery, campfire leaders and Fencing. And in April its the second year of Survive Belchamps.

For a free events guide call 01702562690 or email info@belchamps.org.uk

50 Years Of The Southend Gang Show

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Southend Gang Show are pleased to announce that they have confirmed an Audition day for their 2016 Show, celebrating 50 years of Southend Gang Show!

They are now looking for Scouts, Guides, Explorers, Senior Section and Network to come and join them on Sunday 4th October at Southend High School for Girls. Auditions will start at 14:00 prompt until 17:00. Please do pass this onto anyone who is eligible to take part in the show – they need to have started Year 8 in Sept 2015.

Cast can express their interest to take part at http://www.southendgangshow.org/18.html. An official registration process is still being developed, and information will be sent to those on the mailing list when available and ready. Flyers are being printed at the moment, and these will also be coming out shortly for passing on directly to Groups.

To allow them to put on such a performance, Southend Gang Show of course needs a large pool of dedicated and willing staff. If you are a leader, or know any leaders leaders or helpers, who would be interested to assist in the making of Southend Gang Show or who would like more information, then please contact them via the Gang Show website.

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