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

Hornchurch Scouts are looking to recruit an Administrator.

This an exciting opportunity for an experienced Administrator looking for part time paid work to join Hornchurch District Scout Council, known as Hornchurch District. The role will provide administrative support to the District Team and Trustees of Hornchurch District Scout Council.

The successful candidate will be an organised and proactive individual, ready to take on the challenges of this role. This is a new role and we are looking for an exceptional individual to manage and add value to the administration processes in the Hornchurch District. We are committed that we want to provide the best support that we can to our volunteers that deliver Scouting to young people every week. We are looking for an individual who is able to organise their time efficiently and prioritise their own workload to ensure the smooth running of these vital functions of the organisation. An active interest or previous experience of Scouting is a plus but not essential.

Full information and details of how to apply can be found in the applicant pack

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Gambia 2009

An amazing experience in the Gambia in 2009 when 14 leaders and Explorers taught in a school. I go back in in 2018 to continue building the first Scout Building, renovate and move the hospital operating theatre as well as many workshops dealing with some challenging subjects. This time there will be 50 Explorers, Network and Leaders from Hornchurch District. Please take a look at our website ( www.ghisp.org.uk ), join a fundraising event or ask the GHISP team to visit your group or section. 

Take time to watch what happened to me while I ran away from this child...

Peter Ager



District Cub Camp 2017

This year’s camp was held at Gilwell park (the home of Scouting).
It was attended by 10 Hornchurch Cub Groups. There were plenty of site activities Freefall 2, Ariel Trek, Wobbly Pole, Jacobs Ladder and also our own bases to keep the Cubs entertained. Saturday evening there were bases supplied by each group and the Cubs went round and had a go at all of these. The weather held out and the sun shone most of the time. On the Sunday morning, we held the District Cubs Sports day, sports included were obstacle course, welly throwing, sack race, egg and spoon and normal running.

The results of the Sports day were

1st 2nd Squirrels Heath
2nd 7th Hornchurch
3rd 8th Hornchurch Jupiter

Well done to the Cub of the camp who received a certificate and also a Scout hand spinner which was the envy of all the Cubs. I am sure that all the Cubs and leaders had a really good time. I know my Cubs are looking forward to next Year.

Thanks to all the leaders that worked together to make this event happen.

Bob Wallace DCSL



Congratulations to 1st Corbets Tey Cubs

DSC 05421st 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

Scooter Challenge
1st place Oliver 8th Hornchurch Jupiter
2nd Place Harry 2nd Elm Park

Fastest Cub (Beaver) Leader Lisa Millington

Pictures Here


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)






St George's Day

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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.

Debbie Carter

District Commissioner





Beaver Challenge

Yesterday afternoon Hornchurch District Beavers tested out a new event in the form of a challenge afternoon.4bc
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

Group photo for bowling

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.

Michelle Haddon