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

District AGM 2018

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

WOOD BADGES
Samantha Robinson, 1st South Hornchurch
Carol Karaca, 7th Hornchurch

LONG SERVICE AWARDS
30yrs - Charles Cox, 8th Hornchurch
40yrs - Len Newman, District Executive

COMMISSIONERS COMMENDATION
Louisa Wilson, 1st Cranham
Sarah Dodds, 7th Hornchurch
Carol Karaca, 7th Hornchurch

RON SORRELL SHIELD
Hannah Green, 2nd Upminster

JACKSON MEMORIAL TROPHY
3rd Rainham

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

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District Cubs Soapbox Derby

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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.

Results

Position Team Total
1 Future Drivers 3:34
2 Dart 3:51
3 8th HX Jupiter A 4:01
4 Corbets Tey Crushers 3:53
5 1st EP Red 4:18
6 2 Face 4:20
7 Flame Rider 4:23
8 2nd Squirrels Heath 1 4:42
9 Fortnight Trollies 5:07
10 Spy Crawler 5:00
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
Scooter Challenge
1st  Finlay (2nd SQH)
2nd Liam (2nd SQH)
3rd James (8th HX jupiter)
Fastest Kart
Future Drivers (1st CT)
Best Decorated Kart
2nd SQH


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District Beaver Sleepover 2018

This year 106 excited beavers and 40 leaders from 13 colonies across the District descended on Belchamps Scout Campsite for ourPhoto 12 05 2018 13 46 16 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!

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St Georges Day 2018

Yesterday over 800 members of the District gathered in glorious sunshine for the tradition Parade & Service to celebrate St. DSC 0319George's Day.Yesterday over 800 members of the District gathered in glorious sunshine for the tradition Parade & Service to celebrate St. George's Day.

In the presence of Her Worship T  he Mayor of Havering it was fabulous to see all of our 18 Scout Groups in attendance, along with young people from every Explorer Scout Unit and the District Scout Network.

The Beavers enjoyed another fun packed performance provided by Lightnin' Drama and the Cubs, Scouts & Explorers in the main hall heard from the GHISP Unit about their trip to The Gambia this summer.

We were delighted to present Awards on behalf of The Chief Scout for long service and good service, including two very special 50 year service awards for Brian Taffs and Richard Monks of 1st Upminster.

The full list of recipients are below:

Nicky Gillett 8th Hornchurch 15yrs Service
Corinne Dutch 2nd Cranham 15yrs Service
David Dutch 2nd Cranham 15yrs Service
Kevin Cooper 1st South Hornchurch 20yrs Service
Christine Richardson 3rd Upminster 25yrs Service
Andy Rice 8th Hornchurch 30yrs Service
Gerry Merritt 1st Corbets Tey 40yrs Servic
Brian Taffs 1st Upminster 50yrs Service
Richard Monks 1st Upminster 50yrs Service
Dean Claxton 1st Upminster Chief Scout's Commendation
Martin Wallis  2nd Cranham Chief Scout's Commendation
 Mark Duffy  3rd Upminster  Award for Merit
 Stuart Brown  8th Hornchurch  Bar to the Award for Merit
 Roger Stannard  3rd Upminster  Bar to the Award for Merit
Sandra Smith 1st Squirrels Heath The Silver Acorn
Richard Monks 1st Upminster The Silver Acorn
     
In addition the following members of the District were also recognised and spent the day at Windsor Castle taking part in the National Day of Celebration:
   
Debbie Carter 2nd Upminster The Silver Acorn
 Adam Woodgate 3rd Upminster The Silver Acorn

A Huge thanks to everyone who helped to make the day a success -

see you all next year on Sunday 21st April 2019!

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