Toy Nativity and Parade Service

Well done to all the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts who attended the service at St Andrews Church this weekend. Thank you also for the presents that you donated  for the unprivileged children in the borough.

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Remembrance Day Parade

remembrance dayTo all the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and leaders who took part in the recent Remembrance Day Parade, Thank You for your respectful presence at the centenary of Armistice Day.

This year was perhaps one of the biggest parades I have seen in Hornchurch and it was great that the Group was so well represented.

My thanks to Michael Henry (Scout) who laid the wreath with all due respect and to Adam Snell who paraded the Group colours.

Group Scout Leader

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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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



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