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 WHAT'S HAPPENING AT 3GP
beavers

Thursday Aug 8th & 15th. Scouts at the Hall at normal times - No Uniform.

 
 NEWS
 
 SUMMER CAMP 2019
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Haycock

The Scouts have returned from Summer Camp. Full report and video will follow.

Read the full picture report here.

The expedition log is ready.

The Video report is now ready, see below.

Water

Paddle

  FRIDAY JULY 20th
BEAVERS

Beavers

Beavers

The Friday Beavers had a picnic and Crow Camp.


 IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN
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Raft

Raft

Thursday June 4th

The nights are brighter and warmer so it must be time for the leaders to throw the Scouts in a pond!

Raft.


 DISTRICT COMMISSIONER PULLS SCOUT LEADERS EARS OFF
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Leaders

Leaders

No the DC wasn't pulling Jamie's ears off. Jamie was being presented with his Wood Badge to signify that he has completed his leader training. Jamie was also presented with a 5 years service award. Not wanting to be outdone, Mike was presented with his Queens Scout Award Certificate.

5 years

Mike

  FRIDAY JUNE 28th - SUNDAY 30th
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Scouts

Our team of Scouts came 3rd in the 2019 Franklin Shield which is our best result in years. The Franklin Shield is the district's Scouting Skills and Camping Competition.


  THURSDAY JUNE 27th
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Gadget

Gadget

The Scouts have been practicing Camp Gadget making ahead of the Franklin Shield.


  FRIDAY JUNE 14th
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Scouts

Scouts

For the second Friday night in a row the Scout Hall was used for a sleep over, this time by the Scouts. We moved our night hike from Winter to summer for a change and to enable two of the older Scouts to use it as the first half of a two day expedition. This was particularly impressive when you realise that they slept for only about four hours!


  THURSDAY JUNE 13th
scouts

Scputs

Scouts

Scouts

The Scouts were back at Raphaels Park this week litter picking the river and Orienteering again.

We discovered that the Orienteering Answer sheet that the leaders had, may be a little inaccurate and so last week's results weren't as bad as first thought. Still the Scouts demonstrated that they were perfectly capable of repeatedly walking past the wooden checkpoints without seeing them.


  SUNDAY JUNE 9th
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Church Parade

Four days in a row of picture worthy news items! The Guides and Brownies were responsible for the Prayers and Readings at Church Parade this month but that didn't spot the Cubs and Young leaders helping out with the Sermon.


  SATURDAY JUNE 8th
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Scouts

Million

Scouts

The Scouts were invited to build a rope bridge at a Church fete. This counted towards the Pioneer badge as well as the "Promote Scouting" part of the Creative Challenge Badge.

We used the event to tell people about the Voluntary Work the Scouts have been doing as part of this year's A Million Hands Campaign.


  FRIDAY JUNE 7th
BEAVERS

Beavers

Beavers

The Beavers were supposed to be camping at Crow Camp but the weather forecast was so bad, the night away got switched to our Scout Hall at the last minute. It didn't stop them getting outside to grill sausages on a fire.

 

Beavers

Beavers


  THURSDAY JUNE 6th
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Scouts in a ditch

Scouts in a ditch

Million Hands

This term we have themed a few meetings around this year's A Million Hands Campaign which is trying to get half a million young people understanding the issue of plastic pollution in our waterways.

This fits nicely with the river littler pick work the Scouts do with the Friends of Raphael and Lodge Farm parks. This was the first of two Thursdays in June that the Scouts spent clearing the river.


  MAY 23rd
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Scouts

Scouts

The Younger Scouts spent the evening practicing their raft building skills.


  MAY 21st
cubs

Cubs

Cubs

Just in time for the Half Term Holiday, the Tiger Cubs have been making BBQ utensil racks with built in bottle openers.


  MAY 17th - 19th
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Scouts

Scouts

Scouts

Spring Camp

The Scouts spent the weekend at Thriftwood Scout Campsite brushing up on their Scouting Skills. The weekend ended with a mammoth kebab making session. An inter-patrol kebab off!


  FRIDAY MAY 17th
cubs

Cubs

Cubs

The Leopard Cubs spent the evening sending secret messages using semaphore, code bracelets and lemon ink.

And purely for fun they made some fruit salad!

Cubs

Cubs


  MAY 10th - 12th
cubs
Cub Camp

The Leopard Cubs were at cub camp this weekend.


  FRIDAY MAY 10th
BEAVERS

Beavers

Beavers

Oh no, the hall is haunted by Beaver Ghosts!

The Polar Bear Beavers have been getting creative with Cameras for the photographer badge. Each Beaver took ten or more pictures during the meeting but not just normal pictures, all had an unusual element of creativity.

Some used torches to draw spiky hair, others used long exposures to create ghostly effects and some took pictures from within a jar of water.

All of these pictures are as taken with no special effects added afterwards.

Beavers

Water


  THURSDAY MAY 9th
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Scouts

Scouts

The Scouts are spending two Thursdays at Thriftwood Scout Campsite. This week half the troop were climbing while the other half played wide games.

  FRIDAY MAY 3rd
BEAVERS

Beavers

Beavers

This week the Polar Beaver Beavers were at Crow Camp learning about tents.
Beavers

  SUNDAY APRIL 28th
BEAVERScubsscouts

The Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Young Leaders and Leaders were with the rest of the district in Collier Row for our annual parade in honour of St George. The parade is followed by a service during which we renew our promises. Baden-Powell said in Scouting for Boys that St George is also the Patron Saint of Scouts everywhere.

As you can see we had a few showers during the muster but the rain held off long enough for us to parade.


  THURSDAY APRIL 11th
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World Scout Jamboree

The Scouts have been learning about the World Scout Jamboree which takes place this summer in the USA. Four of our ex Scouts and one of our Scout Leaders are part of the UK contingent.

We started with a presentation before splitting up into groups for different activities.

masks

Scouts

Scouts

What could be more American than making nice thick American style pancakes. Scouts split into teams of four to mix the raw ingredients before splitting down into teams of two to cook them.

Scouts

Scouts


 SATURDAY APRIL 6th
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Cooking

The Leopard Cubs have won the district cub cooking competition.


  APRIL 4th ANOTHER GOLD AWARD
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This week we presented 3rd Gidea Park's 55th Chief Scout Gold Award since the award was implemented in 2002.

Gold


 TUESDAY MARCH 19th
Beavers
Beavers

The Beavers visited the Metropolitan Police Patrol Base in Harold Hill tonight. They got to have a look around at everything and then got to climb all over a van, a car and a bike. They had a fantastic time and we are very thankful for their hospitality.

The visit was arranged by Tigger, one of our beaver leaders.

Beavers

Beavers

Beavers
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 SATURDAY MARCH 16th
Beavers

The Beavers were at Hargirves Scout Campsite for an adventure Afternoon.

Beavers

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 FRIDAY MARCH 15th
Beavers

Tonight the Beavers got creative making colour code name bracelets..... and the Thursday after the Scouts Vacuumed up lots of coloured plastic beads.

Bracelents


 TUESDAY MARCH 12th
Beavers

Entertain

Entertaining

The Beavers spent the evening rehearsing camp fire songs so they could put on a show for their parents.

  SUNDAY MARCH 3rd
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Dear-oh-deer!

Three teams of Scouts and a team of Young Leaders from 3rd Gidea Park entered the district Orienteering Competition. It seems they may have got a little distracted by the deer rather than focusing on the competition.

 

Dear oh dear!

Girls

 

YLs


 FRIDAY MARCH 1st
Beavers

Beavers

Tonight the Beavers got Scientific with lots of experiments. And it doesn't get much more experimental than making ice cream in a plastic bag and eating it!


 FRIDAY FEB 15th
Beavers

Beavers and Dogs

Beaver The Beavers spent the evening learning how to behave around dogs. One of the bravest Beavers was initially scared to tears at the prospect of spending an evening with dogs but was absolutely determined to stroke one by the end of the evening.
BeaversBeaver

  JANUARY 31st - TWO MORE GOLDS
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Gold

Two more Gold Chief Scout Awards were presented this month. These are 53rd and 54th Chief Scout Gold Awards presented at 3rd Gidea Park.


 FRIDAY JANUARY 18th
Beavers

Its been a creative end to the week at 3rd Gidea Park. First the Scouts with their magic (below) and then on Friday the Beavers were making 3D pictures.

Beavers 3d


  JANUARY 24th - MAGIC NIGHT
scouts

We had worked out that not many Scouts have finished the Creative Challenge badge and so we needed more creative themed activities in our meetings. Our leaders aren't very creative when it comes to meeting ideas but some old Copies of Scouting Magazine gave them an idea. A Magic night!


 FRIDAY JANUARY 18th
Beavers

Our Friday Beavers held a Pooh Bear themed picnic.

Picnic


 SUNDAY JANUARY 20th
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Beavers
Ropes

Chilly Mini Adventures

It was cold but both our Beaver colonies spent the day at Crow Camp with the Scouts. There was tight rope walking, bouldering, marshmallow roasting and aerial runway riding. A grand time was had by all.

Roasted


  JANUARY 18th - 20th
scouts

Runway

Runway

Overnight temperatures dropped below zero with some Scouts discovering frost on the inside of their tent doors (who left it open?) but everyone remained warm enough to start the new year with a camp. The Scouts spent Saturday building an Areal Runway for the Beavers to play on. Naturally the Scouts all needed to have 3 or more test rides each!