Scouting offers challenge and adventure to 400,000 young people and 100,000 adults across the UK and here in Hornchurch District we are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
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|
|Max||8th Hornchurch Jupiter||48|
|Oscar||8th Hornchurch Mercury||27|
|Hazel||1st Corbets Tey||26|
|Over 9 1/4|
|Brandon||8th Hornchurch Jupiter||34|
|Lily||1st Corbets Tey||24|
|1st||8th Hornchurch Jupiter||104|
|2nd||1st Corbets Tey||91|
|3rd||8th Hornchurch Mercury||64|
Bob Wallace ADC Cubs (Events)
Members of the District gathered for the 85th District AGM, held at 1st Upminster.
As well as hearing lots of good news about the charities annual report and financial health we also recognised some amazing adults and young leaders with awards for their dedication and commitment to helping change the lives of our young people.
YOUNG LEADERS OF THE YEAR
David Brooks - 2nd Upminster
Sam Ford - 1st Corbets Tey
Aliyah Jamil - 8th Hornchurch
Daniel Noble - 2nd Rainham
Henry O’Leary - 1st Upminster
Tom Rice - 1st Squirrels Heath
George Wilkins - 7th Hornchurch
Overall YL of the Year - Daniel Noble
Samantha Robinson, 1st South Hornchurch
Carol Karaca, 7th Hornchurch
LONG SERVICE AWARDS
30yrs - Charles Cox, 8th Hornchurch
40yrs - Len Newman, District Executive
Louisa Wilson, 1st Cranham
Sarah Dodds, 7th Hornchurch
Carol Karaca, 7th Hornchurch
RON SORRELL SHIELD
Hannah Green, 2nd Upminster
JACKSON MEMORIAL TROPHY
The evening was finished off with a presentation from the GHISP project about their life changing work in The Gambia this summer. Highly inspiring stuff!
A good evening celebrating success and looking forward to the next 12 months of providing #SkillsForLife
Second year running 1st Corbets Tey Cubs wins the overall trophy.
A good turnout of cubs for this year’s event. It was a nice sunny day and all the Cubs had a good time. Fifteen teams took part in the figure of 8, oval, obstacle, team challenge and endurance race.
There were a few crashes during the day (only a few plasters used) and just a few loose wheel nuts.
We also had an individual scooter challenge time trial. Congratulations to Finley from 2nd Squirrels Heath Cub pack who took home the trophy. The best decorated cart was also won by 2nd Squirrels Heath Cubs. Well done to them.
|3||8th HX Jupiter A||4:01|
|4||Corbets Tey Crushers||3:53|
|5||1st EP Red||4:18|
|8||2nd Squirrels Heath 1||4:42|
|11||1st EP Blue||5:22|
|11||2nd Elm Park||5:03|
|12||1st Cranham 1||4:57|
|13||1St Cranham 2||5:40|
|14||8th HX Jupiter B||5:33|
|1st||Finlay (2nd SQH)|
|2nd||Liam (2nd SQH)|
|3rd||James (8th HX jupiter)|
|Future Drivers (1st CT)|
|Best Decorated Kart|
This year 106 excited beavers and 40 leaders from 13 colonies across the District descended on Belchamps Scout Campsite for our annual sleepover. The circus themed event was held over 2 nights in order to accommodate all the participants, 7 colonies attended on Friday night and 6 on Saturday night.
Friday evening’s activities began with costume designing and badge-making before heading off to the campfire circle for a good old sing-song. After a quick supper, the Beavers were eager to get to bed and prepare for an exciting day ahead.
After breakfast, the Beavers dressed in their circus inspired t-shirts and teamed up with their fellow circus performers. Faces were decorated, tattoos proudly displayed and muscles flexed, we were ready to show off our prowess in the ring!
Throughout the day the Beavers trained to be clowns, practiced their circus skills including plate spinning, juggling and stilt-walking. They mastered the art of tightrope-walking and demonstrated great teamwork, balance and acrobatics. The day was rounded off by a masterclass in balloon-modelling.
After a quick respite, we were ready for a repeat performance and the second batch of beavers arrived to do it all over again. On Sunday we were joined by a special guest who entertained both beavers and leaders throughout the day with magic and silly antics.
The Beavers had an excellent time and went home happy and exhausted!