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 WHAT'S HAPPENING AT 3GP
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 NEWS
 
 END OF TERM COOKING
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Cooking

THURSDAY APRIL 29th

We have spent a lot of time over the last month practicing our Orienteering skills and learning first aid. But now the Orienteering competition is passed for another year, the leaders were looking for something different.

We haven't done any cooking this year so we thought we would end the term with a simple recipe.

COOK

The Scouts were split into Six teams, four of them were the teams that worked so well at the Orienteering competition. The recipe was written up the chalk board along with some aggressive time limits.

Once the ingredients were prepared a queue formed at the kitchen hatch where the leaders would blend up the sauce for the pasta.

It's fair to say that it looked and smelt .... challenging however once warmed through and added to the pasta, I have never seen Scouts eat so fast!

CHAMPERS
POUR Once the washing up was complete the leader of our winning Orienteering team popped the cork on a bottle of low alcohol sparkling wine (for the leaders) while the rest of the team poured celebratory fizzy drinks for the troop!

 LAST MEETING
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EASTER
Presentation

TUESDAY APRIL 27th

It was an emotional end to the last Tuesday Beaver meeting of term as after ten years of Beaver Leadership it was Elaine's last meeting as The Beaver Scout Leader.

The Beavers had spent the evening playing games and making Easter treats. But the evening was all a build up to the Beavers saying goodbye to their Beaver Leader for the last time. Elaine started in 2004 as a parent helper before becoming an assistant beaver leader a month under a decade ago and then taking over as a Beaver Leader not long after.

For a while we have been seeking more Beaver Leaders to help provide an exciting program of meetings and activities for our Beavers. If you would be interested in becoming a leader, or just want to help out occasionally then please contact one of our leaders.

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 DISTRICT ORIENTEERING
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Team 3

SUNDAY MARCH 25th

19 Scouts from 3GP formed four teams for the 2018 Romford District Scouts Orienteering Competition in South Weald park. Quite a few members of our squad were entering for the first time and representing the troop for the first time in any event.

There were 20 teams of Scouts and each team was given two hours to find as many of the 14 checkpoints as possible. 3rd Gidea park came 1st and 2nd and had a third team in the top ten.

As well as counting towards the Orienteering badge the event covers parts of the Adventure Challenge and Teamwork Challenge Badges.

The full results are here.

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TEAM

 SWIMMING GALA
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SWIM

The results of the District Swimming Gala are as follows:

Cubs
1st place 3rd Gidea Park Tigers 41 points
2nd place 3rd Gidea Park Leopards 30 points
3rd place 4th Collier Row 19 points

Scouts
1st place 3rd Gidea Park 55 points
2nd place 21st Romford 41 points
3rd place 6th Romford 30 points

Group Trophy
1st place 3rd Gidea Park 91 points
2nd place 21st Romford 51 points
3rd place 4th Collier Row 39 points

Goody Cup (Cub Individual)
1st place 3rd Gidea Park (Tigers) 49.72
2nd place 3rd Gidea Park (Tigers) 54.28
3rd place 3rd Gidea Park (Leopards) 56.28

Green Medal (Scout Individual)
1st place 3rd Gidea Park 1.29.78
2nd place 6th Romford 1.42.13
3rd place 19th Romford 2.03.40

Kingswood Cup (Scout or Explorer Individual)
1st place Unit A (Ex 3GP Scout and current 3GP Young Leader) 1.56.06
2nd place Unit J 2.12.06
3rd place 3rd Gidea Park Scouts 2.12.34

So all in all, not a bad evening's work.


 EMERGENCY AID
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SNOW Snow

The Scouts have been learning about Emergency Aid. This week we covered Hypothermia. Afterwards we went outside for a snowball fight and some snowman building before using one of our emergency shelters to demonstrate how we could warm up a Scout with Hypothermia on a mountain.


 BRIDGE BUILDING
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Bridge

Bridge

Teams of Scouts were given the challenge to get themselves from one end of the hall to the other without touching the ground. They were given 3 logs and 4 chairs. Not as easy as you would think.

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 JANUARY NIGHT HIKE
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GP Station

On the train

The Scouts started the year with a very chilly night hike. 18 Scouts plus leaders met up at the Scout hall on a Friday night before walking to Gidea Park Station. From there we caught the train to Brentwood where we split into three groups to hike back to Gidea park.

It was cold clear night and at times we were able to stay on the right direction in the woods by using the stars.

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Birthday Silly old Scouts
In the woods the older Scouts found some monsters.
Birthday

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Birthday

The older Scouts stopped for a very chilly late night snack on top of a hill from where they could admire views across east London and the city.

The temperature was just two degrees above freezing however the slight chill made it feel even colder.

At times we were walking through a very hard frost.

Back at the Scout Hall by 03:00am there was a birthday to celebrate before trying to get some sleep. Birthday