Welcome to the website for Hornchurch Scout District

Scouting offers challenge and adventure to 400,000 young people and 100,000 adults across the UK and here in Hornchurch District we hornchurch1are proud to offer Scouting to over 1500 of these youngsters, in Beaver Colonies, Cub Packs ,Scout Troops and Explorer Sections in Ardleigh Green, Corbets Tey ,Cranham, Elm Park, Emerson Park, Hornchurch, Rainham and Upminster..
We believe in helping our Members fulfil their potential by working in teams and this gives them the skill to do and think for themselves. People from every background and culture have the opportunity to stretch themselves, learn new skills and make life long friends.
Whatever your age, Scouting in the 21st century is challenging, stimulating, imaginative,  rewarding and above all FUN!!! Scouting is for young people from the age of 6 through to 25, with each of these youth sections following an exciting programme.
The  challenge and adventure isn’t just for our youth members. Adult volunteers have lots of fun too, in the knowledge that they are giving something back to society by helping children and young people meet their potential.
Why not see what Scouting can offer you by contacting Debbie Carter, the District Commissioner on dc@hornchurchscouts.org.uk

Thank You

Merry Christmas

Dear Leaders and Supporters of Hornchurch District Scouts, I would like to thank you for your hard work in 2016 as we have seen some amazing activities offered to our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network.
I wish you and your families a restful and enjoyable Christmas holiday and I look forward to seeing you all in 2017 for even more life changing adventures!

Debbie Carter DC

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Scout Network Christmas camp

0197 nSo this weekend saw the first Hornchurch Scout Network Christmas camp bringing together 30 of our leaders and supporters together aged between 18-25.

the weekend was full of xmas themed events in true scouting style and even managed a full Christmas dinner using traditional cooking styles and also the use of a fire.

it went really smoothly and everyone who was in attendance enjoyed themselves i can say that even tho Network is still very young in this district you can see from the photos that it has a very bright future

i would like to say a massive thank you to Jack Bresslaw who took the lead in this event as event co-ordernator bring all these young people together and providing an awesome event




30 Years Service

ph567 nA great surprise last night for Patricia Hipperson BSL at 1st Cranham.
Pat is celebrating 30 years as Beaver Leader with 1st Cranham this year....... yes 30 Years!
We turned up at the Colonies Xmas party to present some gifts on behalf of the Group and the District. Presentations were made by Linda Thorogood and Scott Wilderspin both of whom have been GSL's at 1st Cranham and DC's in Hornchurch.
Congratulations to Pat and we are looking forward to 40 years next :)
Picture show Pat with her colony last night.


District Beavers Christmas Party




Another great Christmas party to finish of the year ,We started of the afternoon with a lovely service & Carols  from Ken the curate from St Andrews Church .
The Beavers had a whale of a time ,  disco music with lots of dancing along with the leaders, great entertainment from a magician .
To finish of the day the beavers had party food and treats.






Thriftwood Memorial service

Jack Petchey Awards



Many congratulations to the Hornchurch District Jack Petchey recipients who tonight collected their awards.