Hornchurch District Cubs Archery
Well done to the Jupiter pack who won the under 11 Archery trophy. Fourth position in the Under 9’s and under 10’s. 14 Cub packs attended the Competition with 88 Cubs taking part.
Chief Scout Silver & Bronze Awards
Congratulations to Sean, Oliver and Christian who have been presented with their Chief Scout Awards at Gillwell Park.
Dear Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Parents and Leaders / Exec Members
Thanks to everyone who came along to our recent Scouts Own. Each year the 8th Hornchurch Scout Group holds a Group Scout’s Own. This is one of only a small handful of occasions when the whole Group gets together and hence is a great opportunity for your child to see the wider Scout Group they are a member of.
A Scout’s Own is a short church service which is run by the leaders and involves the various Beavers, Cubs and Scouts of the 8th Hornchurch Scout Group and is held each year to commemorate the birthday of our Founder Lord Baden Powell. BP was born on 22nd February 1857.
Particular thanks to Mao who ran the Scouts Own this year with the assistance of many of our young members and focused on what can be achieved through team work. The reading of the story of George Washington was particularly illuminating and a lesson to us all at times – see below.
The reading told the story of a rider on horseback, who many years ago, came across a squad of soldiers who were trying to move a heavy piece of timber.
A corporal stood by, giving lordly orders to “Heave.”
But the piece of timber was too heavy for the squad.
“Why don’t you help them?” asked the quiet man on the horse, addressing the important corporal.
“Me? Why, I’m a corporal sir!”
Dismounting, the stranger carefully took his place with the soldiers.
“Now, all together boys – heave!” he said. And the big piece of timber slid into place.
The stranger mounted his horse and addressed the corporal. “The next time you have a piece of timber for your men to handle, corporal, send for your commander-in-chief.”
The horseman was George Washington, the first American President.
Swimming Gala Results
Jupiter and Apollo packs spent a fun packed week end at the Winter Knights Camp.
27 Cubs Camped in the Kath Batts building at Belchamps. The weather turned out good. The theme of the camps was Knights of the round table. We made shields, tabards, helmets, catapults other activities included soft archery and a most enjoyable game of capture the sword.
While at camp we all completed our Backwoods cooking badge making cheesy chips and a cornet marshmallows chocolate afters although a few did get a bit burnt. We all managed to light a fire with a spark stick.
We had no complaints about the food, I think the popcorn and hot chocolate went down well while we watched a film.
We will have to get our thinking hats on to decide a them for next year.
Sainsbury’s Active Kids
Sainsbury’s Active Kids is back and we need your help to collect lots of vouchers. So ask your family and friends to pick up vouchers when they shop at Sainsbury’s and donate them to us. Then we can exchange them for experiences, cooking and sports equipment for our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.