Category Archives: Scouts

Scout Experience Survey 2018

The annual Scout Experience Survey, which replaces the many surveys we used to send, aims to find out how our volunteers, young people and parents feel about Scouting.

All adults supporters, Leaders, supporters, parents/carers, Scouts, Explorers and Network members are asked to complete the survey. Everyone taking part has a chance of winning £500 to spend at Scout Store or Scout Adventures.

Although it’s a busy time for young people, the survey results will help us improve Scouting’s impact, recruitment, external support and decisions on spending.

St. George’s Day Parade 2018

The Annual St. George’s Day Parade and Renewal of Promise 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 22 April (St. George’s Day) and will march to Wesley Church in Elm Road.

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

Coming soon- It’s A Date!

Tickets for It’s a Date 2018 are now on sale! To purchase please visit here . For more information or if you have any questions please contact or call 07572 023 469

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Fun and Excitement at Belchamps

Belchamps High Ropes

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

Looking Forward To Wintac?


Essex Scouts – Looking Forward to Wintac?

Wintac will be back on 13th – 15th November at Skreens Park Activity Centre.

A weekend of winter fun for the Explorers, the event this year will feature more activities on Saturday, including a Music Bar with a dancefloor and playstations, 3 tin tucker trial, bushcraft skills and bushcraft craft barn. There will also be a Leaders’ Retreat and evening programme.

Bookings now being taken. £35 each. £30 early bird. £16 catering (including pudding). £10 per leader.  Early bird close 15th October. Closing date 29th October. Email

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