Chief Scout Awards Nov 2017
Congratulations to all the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts that received their Chief Scout Awards at Gilwell Park this month.
Jack Petchey Awards
Congratulations to Aliyah and Zakk for Acheving this award.
Jamboree on the Air
8th Hornchurch Jupiter Cub pack spent the day at Gilwell Park taking part in Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the internet.
The primary aim of JOTA/JOTI is to contact other Scout Groups around the world. The cubs used shortwave radio stations to contact other Scouts around Europe, as well as a VHF station contacting more local stations.
The Internet Café was running a variety of methods for making contact with other Scouts online – primarily through the moderated channels on ScoutLink.
Additional activities were electronic kit building. Where we built amplifiers. Weather satellite reception, an amateur TV station where we streamed pictures on the internet, and the latest computer controlled radio receivers. Unfortunately, conditions prevented us from hearing the International Space Station as it passed overhead.
The afternoon was filled with firstly climbing in the Lid on four different climbing activities then outside on the external climbing wall and then the 3g Swing.
During lunch we had a look around Gilwell to see the sights and held a find the largest conker competition.
A good day was had by all.
St Andrews Beavers at Hogworts
On Saturday 30th September, 17 beavers from St Andrews Beavers attended a magical sleepover which saw Belchmaps Scout Activity Centre transformed into Hogworts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. The Beavers took lessons in Herbology, Potions and Wand Making. They also took part in climbing, assault courseand hiking activities. All Beavers graduated from Hogworts achieving a number of badges for their uniform.
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
St Georges & St Matthews Beavers at HQ
Fun and new experiences were gained from our beaver taster scouting skills day which involved tent pitching, mini-pioneering, knotting and wood collecting to build a fire so they could cook sweet desserts.
The beavers had a great day. Have a look at the pictures.