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Welcome to 4th Thorpe Bay & Patriot ESU. Our aim is to give young people from six to eighteen the opportunity to build Skills for Life.

Welcome to 4th Thorpe Bay & Patriot ESU

4th Thorpe Bay Scout Group is one of the largest groups in the Southend Estuary District, with Beavers, Cubs and two Scout sections. Patriot ESU allows members of fourteen years to continue their Scouting journey as Explorer Scouts. The group currently has over 90 young people enjoying all the fun and adventure that Scouting brings.

We offer new and challenging experiences designed to push the young people out of their comfort zones so they can truly learn and develop whilst also making long-lasting friendships. Our programmes are designed around the young people’s interests and needs in order to ensure they are fun and engaging so they can get the best out of scouting, potentially leading to the top awards.

We are an extremely popular group and our numbers are constantly increasing, so if you have a young child interested in joining, we encourage you to add them to our waiting list early to ensure they get a place.

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Adult volunteers

The Scouts award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people.

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Latest news

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20th Aug 2021

Silver DofE Practise Brentwood/Chelmsford – August 2021

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2nd Aug 2021

First Scout camp of the year!

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9th Jul 2021

Patriots Thriftwood Camp 2021

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15th Dec 2020

Seasons Greetings from the Executive

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Upcoming events

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Want to join the Adventure? Scouting is skateboarding, climbing, kayaking, camping, sailing and much much more.

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Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls