Congratulations to 1st Corbets Tey Cubs
1st Corbets Tey Cubs came first in this years District Cubs Soapbox Derby. Not such a big turn out this year as the weather has been very wet this week, But on the day only a couple of quick showers showed up. Ten teams took part in the figure of 8, oval, obstacle, team challenge and endurance race. No major crashes during the day (not one plaster used) just a few loose wheel nuts. We also had an individual scooter challenge time trial. Congratulations to Oliver from 8th Hornchurch Jupiter Cub pack who took home the trophy. The best decorated cart was won by 7th Squirrels Heath Cubs.
The final race was the leaders race. Six excited leaders jumped into the carts and were pushed by the Cubs. The unlucky Cubs who picked Jack to push had a very hard job to do. Lisa Millington from 1st Corbets Tey came first closely followed by Mick Cross from 1st Elm Park.
1st Place Memories 1st Corbets Tey
2nd Place Mercedes Racers 3rd Rainham
3rd Place Terminators 7th Squirrels Heath
Best Decorated cart 7th Squirrels Heath
Fastest cart 2nd Elm Park
1st place Oliver 8th Hornchurch Jupiter
2nd Place Harry 2nd Elm Park
Fastest Cub (Beaver) Leader Lisa Millington
District Beaver Sleepover May 2017
This year our District Sleepover was held at Thriftwood Scout camp and the theme was Pirates!
We had 5 groups attend from Friday night to Saturday and then 6 groups attend from the Saturday night to Sunday with a total of 85 Beavers across the whole weekend.
The Beavers had the opportunity to sing songs around a camp fire, before settling down for the night, ready for the big adventure ahead on board the Turquoise Terror.
After breakfast, the Beavers were all transformed into ‘Pirate’s of the Turquoise Terror’ and met their fellow ship-mates. To help them become true pirates, they each made pirate hats, decorated treasure chests, and even got some pirate tattoos!
Throughout the day the Beavers were met with many challenges and activities, including walking the plank, climbing the rig, pirate training, map reading to help find treasure to fill their treasure chests, problem solving and a scavenger hunt.
The Beavers had a fantastic time and are all looking forward to next year!
Michelle Haddon ADC (Beavers)
Cubs doing some community gardening at Brunswick Court OAP home.
St George's Day
Baden Powell chose St George to be the Patron Saint of the Scout Association. He felt that St George set a good example of faith, courage and perseverance.
So today, the 23rd April 2017 Hornchurch held their annual St George's Day Parade and we were pleased that the Mayor of Havering, Councillor Philippa Crowder was able to join us for our celebrations. We were fortunate that the weather was fine, there were lots of smiling faces with the young people and Leaders wearing their uniform with pride and as with all St George's Day celebrations during the service, all present were able to renew their Promise.
Hornchurch District is a great place to be a Beaver, Cub, Scout, Explorer, Network or Adult Leader/Supporter, and a big thank you to each and everyone who attended.
Chapel Restoration at Thriftwood
Design a Robot
2nd Squirrels Heath Beaver Oliver has been awarded by The University of Greenwich, National Winner in "Design a Robot" competition.
He entered the local competition entries and won 1st place. His entry was then put forward into the National winners entry and was awarded 1st place again. As well as his Award and Certificate, Olivers design is going to be made by the professors at The University of Greenwich for the TV show " Robot Wars ", where Oliver will then lead out his team and battle his Robot.
Yesterday afternoon Hornchurch District Beavers tested out a new event in the form of a challenge afternoon.
Working in small teams the Beavers flapped jellyfish, sucked and transferred sweets using straws, built structures with spaghetti and marshmallows, went fishing with mega sized fishing rods and wrapped up parcels of toilet rolls using tape and string.
A big thank you to Sue Cruse and Jackie Bruniges who organised and ran the event and the 2 Young Leaders, Lucy Bresslaw and Robert Chart who helped throughout with the activities and kept the Beavers entertained in the Spring sunshine during the refreshment break.
Looking forward to seeing this event again in 2018.
District Beaver Scout Bowling 2017
District Beavers have kicked off 2017 with an afternoon of bowling.
We all met at Rollerbowl Collier row.
There were a 119 Beavers in total that took part and well, what great techniques they showed - with curving balls, spares and many strikes scored.
This year all the Colonies that came along were entered into the Jambowlree World Scout Ten Pin Bowling competition.
I think I can confidently say that the Beavers had a lot of fun teaming up with other Beavers from different Colonies and showing off their skills.
Each Beaver left with a certificate showing their amazing score and most importantly a big smile.
Swimming Gala Results
Congratulations to 3rd Upminster Scout Group.