About this cause
Based in the Old Town of Leigh on Sea in Essex, on the banks of the Thames Estuary, 3rd Chalkwell Bay Sea Scout Group run a huge array of activities and training for boys and girls ages 6 to 18 and beyond, offering challenge and adventure to over 200 young people in the local area. We believe in helping our Members fulfil their potential by working in teams and learning by doing and thinking for themselves. We give youngsters of every background the chance to stretch themselves, learn new skills and make lifelong friends, using the maritime environment and Scouting ethos to provide opportunities to grow in confidence and develop life skills. Our mission is to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.
How this cause brings people in the community together
As a Sea Scout Group & RYA Training Centre we introduce young people age 6-18 and beyond to the sea, teaching them self confidence, teamwork, resourcefulness and new skills through activities on the water. These include how to sail, drive power boats and row using a team of volunteer instructors qualified by the sports' national governing bodies. Our fleet of Wanderer sailing boats have provided the backbone of our sailing training for the past 20 years, but they are now showing their age and are in need of replacements which will encourage more young people to take up and join in sailing. We need to raise £25,000 to update the fleet with 5 RS Quest dinghies, which are specifically designed for teaching and youth sailing and will allow us to continue teaching for another 20 years.