Harry Potter Quiz

On Saturday, we held our Harry Potter Quiz at HQ in memorial of Donna Bresslaw, who was sadly taken from us too soon just a 20180915 134542year ago. The quiz was to raise important funds for The British Heart Foundation and St Francis Hospice – charities chosen by Jack, Molly and Lucy (Donna’s children).

The afternoon started at 1pm with some outdoor games run by the Explorers and refreshments including Butterbeer! The quiz took place in the hall, which was wonderfully decorated by Essie Jay. The quiz included 10 rounds and a picture round all based on Harry Potter. Questions ranged from Harry himself to Hogwarts to Beasts, Potions, Spells, Quidditch and some of the other characters.

The winners were Honey Dew with 118 points and they took home the “Smarties” – see what we did there!

The losers were We don’t know who lived up to their name and took home the Lemons!

Everyone had a fabulous afternoon and we raised a massive £320 which will be split equally between both charities.

The Fundraising Committee would like to thank quizmaster, Mick, everyone for coming, those that donated prizes and/or time and the leaders for circulating the details of the quiz for us.

We look forward to the next event!

The Fundraising Committee

 

St Andrew's Beavers visit Colchester Zoo

The St Andrews Beavers had a great visit to Colchester Zoo. They fundraised by doing a coffee and cake evening for their parents and doing Bob a Job to adopt a baby White Rhino. They did an Endangered Species Workshop and learnt about conservation

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Group Camp 2018

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St Georges Day 2018

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THANK YOU for such a great turn-out at the recent St. Georges Day Parade. As always it was an honour to be part of such a well-attended parade. And despite the exceptional April temperature everyone still looked very smart.

My thanks go to Stuart Brown who led the parade from an 8th Hornchurch perspective today and how fitting he did so on the day he was presented with his richly deserved Bar to the Medal of Merit. This award recognises the significant contribution Stuart makes to Scouting and I was very pleased to see him receive his award. CONGRATULATIONS to Stu.

Congratulations also to Nicky Gillett on receiving her 15 year Long Service Award – and still only looks 21!!

It was also great to see 8th Hornchurch so well represented within the various District roles. Aliyah carried the Union Flag with distinction at the head of the District Colour Party and two Scouts (Adam Grace and Harry Manning) were also part of the District Colour Party. By the looks of the scarfs I think we had one (if not two) of the Scouts who read the Scout Law and the Reflection Reading and they both read very well. If I have missed anyone else from the 8th who contributed to this morning’s Parade (or anything else which happened within the Beaver service) then my apologies.

Well done and thank you all for coming along this morning.

Yours in Scouting

Andy

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Hornchurch District Cubs Archery Competition

Hornchurch District Cubs Archery Competition 2018
               
Under 9 years old     Under 10 years old     Under 11 years old  
               
3rd Rainham 144   1st Elm Park 142   8th Hornchurch Jupiter 212
3rd Rainham  (mixed) 106   3rd Upminster Livingstone 140   2nd Squirrels Heath 188
2nd Cranham, 1st South Hornchurch, 1st Upminster 98   8th Hornchurch Jupiter 136   1st South Hornchurch 184
2nd Squirrels Heath 96   3rd Upminster Wesley 134   1st Elm Park 144
8th Hornchurch Apollo 92   8th Hornchurch Apollo 128   2nd Elm Park Tiger 106
               
Highest Score     Highest Score     Highest Score  
James 2nd Cranham 62   Jack 8th Hornchurch Jupiter 62   Joshua 1st South Hornchurch 88

 

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Scouts Own 2018

Dear Leaders and Executive Committee Members

My sincere thanks to you all and your members for an excellent turn-out at our annual Group Scouts Own. The HQ were certainly packed and it was fabulous to see so many parents join us for the service. Please pass on my thanks to all of your members.

My special thanks to Jack, Aliyah, Lucy and Akela Bob who ran the Scouts Own and also talked to us all about the upcoming Gambia trip. The collection at the end of the service raised over £200 for Gambia which will make a huge difference.

During the service we were pleased to make a number of presentations as follows:

Five Year Long Service Awards
• Graham Jarvis – St. Andrews Troop
• Lynn Thorn – Mercury and Dragon Packs
• Sallie Jeffries – St. Andrews Beavers
• Lauren James-Saleh – St. Matthews Beavers

Ten Year Long Service Awards
• Robert Saleh – St. Georges Troop
• Paul Snell – St. Andrews Troop
• Lloyd Jones – St. Georges Troop

Chief Scouts GOLD Award
• Rhys Easman – Explorer and YL at Apollo Cubs

Medal of Merit
• Bob Wallace

My congratulations to everyone who received an award at this year’s Scouts Own – the Awards reflect huge dedication, hard work and contribution to both the Group and the wider Hornchurch District – WELL DONE.

Yours in Scouting

Andy
GSL (and for just two minutes Chief Scout)

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