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 Digital District Badgeare 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

St Georges Day 2019

The following Awards were presented today to adults in the District:

Long Service Awards

10yrs - Louisa Golder, District

15yrs - Sheila Harper, 7SQH

15yrs - Graeme Luscombe, 2EP

15yrs - Sharon Ridgewell, District

The Commissioners Commendation

Terry Talbot, 6SQH

Lee Eastment, 2SQH

Rashida Boukari, 1RA

Owen Bristow, 7HX

Caroline Gallagher, 3UP

Lee Owen, 2UP

Reggie Dean, 1UP

The Chief Scouts Commendation for Good Service

James Youngs, 2SQH

The Silver Acorn

Nick Messenger, Thriftwood

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District Beavers Team Challenge 2019

The Team Challenge was attended by 10 Colonies.

Beavers worked in teams where their problem-solving, team-working and leadership skills were put to the test. There was a Photo 17 03 2018 15 02 51variety of tasks which included Building a free-standing flag pole, design a flag to put on the top, using string, bamboo canes, sticky tap, elastic bands and paper.

The beavers created amazing pieces of art using mosaic squares to make a picture of a beaver. Then build a house from puzzle pieces. Each team got to answer 2 quiz sheets, to test their general knowledge.

There was great team work to decode questions to find the next task, that took them outside to find the longest blade of grass, believe me, I was surprised how long the grass was. The teams showed fantastic team spirit and encouraged each other to do their best.

2nd Upminster Gridirons Beavers came first and 3rd Upminster Wesley Beavers came second. Well done to all of the Beavers taking part.

Another Fantastic Team challenge, thanks to Sue Cruse and her team.

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Cubs Scooter Challenge 2019

It was a windy day but fortunately there was no rain.

When the Leaders arrived to set up we had to change the route of the race track because bushes had grown on the route and it was getting a bit narrow.

Cubs from 11 Packs attended the event. The Cubs were racing in their age groups 8.9. and 10. The reason for this was this year the Cubs were individually scored. We took the two highest scores from each group to decide who would be the winning group.
We believe that this made it fairer for the groups that did not have as many Cubs taking place.

Hot dogs, crisps, Kit Kats and chocolate bars were for sale. Once again, Cubs love a Hot Dog and they all sold out.

The Cubs all enjoyed the races and there were no serious crashes. We only used one plaster,

The Cubs were asked at the end if they had enjoyed the day and would they like to do it again next year, a large shout went out they want to do it again.

There were trophies for the 3 highest scores in each age group and a trophy for the winning group.

8 Years
1st Olly - 2nd Cranham#
2nd Ashton - 1st Corbets Tey
3rd Francis - 2nd Elm Park

9 Years
1st Callum - 3rd Rainham
2nd James - 1st Upminster
3rd Ewan - 2nd Squirrel’s Heath

10 Years
1st George - 8th Hornchurch Jupiter
2nd Caleln - 2nd Squirrel’s Heath
3rd Aiden - 8th Hornchurch Dragon

Winning Group
1st 8th Hornchurch Dragon - 60 points
2nd 2ndSquirrel’s Heath - 57 points
3rd 1st Squirrel’s Heath - 56 points

Thank you to all the leaders that helped put on this event: Richard Thorn, John Dodd, David and Connie Dutch, Sandra Smith, Ian Meadows, Chris Plume, Ian Arnold, Mick Cross. Also thank you to all the Young Leaders that helped.

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Beaver Badge Day 2018

On a very sunny day for October, at Thriftwood scout camp.
A 150 Beavers took part in our Badge day and worked on 3 badges:

Photography Badge: The beavers each made a scrap book with their photos they had taken, they had a lesson from a photographer and took lots of selfies using a camera.

Explore Badge: They went exploring the surrounding areas and worked together as a team to find a list of things.

Music stage 1: This badge has 4 elements. Skills, they repeated a tune or song on musical instruments and covered Knowledge and Interest as well. The beavers made a shaker and a drum to practice what they had learnt when they went home.
The beavers performed a new song that they had learnt around the camp fire, to finish of the fun filled day.
I’m sure we all went home signing the baby shark tune.

Michelle Haddon

ADC Beavers

 

Hornchurch District Cubs Air Rifle Competition 2018

We had a very good turnout for the competition with over 70 Cubs attending. The Cubs attended in 2 age groups Under 9 ¼ and 0ver 9 ¼. The change to the competition this year was that there were no teams and all cubs shot individually. Trophy’s were awarded to the top three scores in each age group. The two highest scores from each group were added together to find the overall group winners. A film and various games with sweets as prizes were run to keep the Cubs not shooting from getting bored. Thanks to all the Leaders that stayed to help run this event.
The scores were:

Under 9 1/4
Name  Group  Score
Max 8th Hornchurch Jupiter 48
Oscar 8th Hornchurch Mercury 27
Hazel 1st Corbets Tey 26
Over 9 1/4
Name  Group  Score
Brandon 8th Hornchurch Jupiter 34
James 7th Hornchurch 28
Lily 1st Corbets Tey 24
Overall Group
1st 8th Hornchurch Jupiter 104
2nd 1st Corbets Tey 91
3rd 8th Hornchurch Mercury 64

Bob Wallace ADC Cubs (Events)

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