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
Swimming Gala Results
Congratulations to 3rd Upminster Scout Group.
Scout Network Christmas camp
So 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
A 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.
Jack Petchey Awards
Many congratulations to the Hornchurch District Jack Petchey recipients who tonight collected their awards.
Hornchurch District AGM 2016
A fantastic turn out for the District AGM the following Awards were presented.
THE YOUNG LEADER OF THE LEADER AWARD
Tom Kelross, 3rd Upminster
THE JACKSON MEMORIAL TROPHY
2nd Rainham (Wesley) Scout Group
THE RON SORRELL SHIELD
David Sparks, 2nd Upminster
THE CHIEF SCOUT'S COMMENDATION FOR GOOD SERVICE
Clive Goldsmith, 3rd Rainham
Michelle Haddon, 3rd Upminster
Alistair Lane, 3rd Upminster
Glynis Youngs, 2nd Squirrels Heath
THE AWARD FOR MERIT
Janice Lloyd, 1st Squirrels Heath
THE BAR TO THE AWARD FOR MERIT
Ken Gibson, District
CHIEF SCOUT'S 10 YEAR SERVICE AWARD
Bob Wallace, 8th Hornchurch