World War Sites Trip

We are organising an exciting new weekend trip, visiting historic sites from world wars 1 and 2 in France and Belgium. The trip will take place around the time of remembrance in November, and will provide Explorers with the opportunity to gain some perspective and depth of understanding on the events of 1914 – 1945.
Although the actual sites we visit are yet to be finalised, these will include sites related to both world wars, and may include visits to;

  • Tyne Cot Cemetery; The largest commonwealth war cemetery in the world.
  • Sanctuary Wood, Hill 62; Preserved British trenches.
  • Menin Gate; The memorial to the missing.
  • Dunkirk; Site of ‘Operation Dynamo’, evacuation of allied troops and war museum.

Our actual itinerary will be finalised closer to the time. We will stay overnight at a national Scout centre in Belgium, and travel around by minibus. Particulars of this visit are below;
Dates:                   Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th December 2016
Cost:                      £80 Total cost
£30 Deposit with your booking, £50 Balance due in September
(NB: Any Explorers who have not been abroad with Scouting before will require a UK
Neckerchief at an additional cost of £8.50)

Includes:             Transport to and from Corsham by minibus or MPV.
Channel crossing by Eurotunnel.
Entry to sites visited and museums.
Overnight accommodation with Belgian Scout Association.
Evening meal and Breakfast (Packed lunches will be required).
Travel insurance policy.
Notes:                  All Explorers will require their OWN valid passport and European Health Insurance Card.
Places may be limited. If we are unable to take all who apply for a place they will be
allocated on a first come first served basis.
If you wish to attend please make sign up on our website at www.seasquadesu.org.uk and click on online payments. You will find the option to pay for your deposit as ‘World War Weekend’. Alternatively send your £30 deposit payment by bank transfer to our account (30-91-99, 00259203).
You should sign up by Friday 6th May 2016. I will confirm if you have a place in the following week.
Letter Attached Here. WWW-Trip-Belguim-France2016

Narrowboat Trip

This year we have the opportunity to take a number of available places on two narrowboat trips with 1st Corsham Sea Scouts, and we would therefore like to offer these places to Explorers aged 14 & 15 initially.
The attached letter gives full details.
There are currently 3 places available on the first part of the week, and 1 place on the second part of the week.
Please email directly to join@seasquadesu.org.uk in the first instance should you wish to come along.
LetterNBTrip2016

Meetings at the lake

Just a reminder that Explorers starts back again tonight, at the lake, 7pm – 9pm.
Please come with some ideas of the activities you might like to do over the next few months whilst we meet outdoors.
Please also remember, unless you have paid online or pay by direct debit, your subs for this term are due by tonight please.
Cash should be in a named envelope, cheques payabale to Sea Squad ESU, or credit or debit card.