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 Beavers (6 - 8 years) Tues & Fri | Cubs (8 - 10.5) Tues & Fri | Scouts (10.5 - 14) 7:30pm Thur
 TROPHIES
Welcome to our virtual trophy cabinet.
All the sections of 3rd Gidea Park take part in all sorts of competitions. A selection of the trophies we have won over the years can be found here.
 
 COOKING COMPETITION 2015Scouts
Cooking 2015 May 2015 and a patrol of Scouts won the district cooking competition.
 
 SWIMMING GALA 2015CubsScouts
Group March 2015 the Cubs and the Scouts combined to win the Group Swimming Shield.
Cubs Goody
Scouts

 

One of our Cubs won the Goody Cup for individual swimming and the Cub packs combined to win the Cub Cup. The Scouts also won the Troop Cup.

 
 COOKING COMPETITION 2014 Scouts
Cooking October 2014 and a patrol of Scouts won the district cooking competition.
 
 BARTON CHALLENGE 2014 Scouts
July 2014 and a team of 3GP Scouts won the Ron Barton Challenge. Barton14
 
 SWIMMING GALA 2014 CubsScouts
Cubs

March 2014 the Cubs won the Cub swimming cup.

One of our cubs won the Goody cup for individual swimming, the same cup his dad won when he was a Cub and once the Scout scores were added to the Cub's scores 3GP won the Group Trophy.

 

Trophy Goody
 
 ORIENTEERING 2011 Scouts
February 2011 and a team of 3GP Scouts won the district Orienteering competition, our Young Leaders won the Explorer Trophy. Feb
 
 RON BARTON CHALLENGE 2011 Scouts
Barton A team of Scouts won the Ron Barton Challenge for hiking.
 
 FRANKLIN SHIELD 2010 Scouts
May 2010 and a team of 3GP Scouts won the district Scouting Skills and Camping competition, the Franklin Shield. Franklin
 
 CUB QUIZ 2009 Cubs
During 2009 our Cubs won the District and County Quiz competitions and went on to represent GLNE at the London Regional finals. Cubs
 
 RON BARTON CHALLENGE 2009 Scouts

June 2009 and a team of 3GP Scouts won the district Hiking Competition. Three members of that winning team have since gone on to take out Leadership positions at 3rd Gidea Park.

We also came 10th, 4th and 2nd.

 

Barton
 
 CYCLO-CROSS 2009 Scouts
Cyclo November 2009. 3GP Scouts win the District Cyclo-cross.
 
 RON BARTON CHALLENGE 2008 Scouts

JUNE 21st - 22nd 2008

Three teams of 3rd Gidea Park Scouts entered the Ron Barton Challenge which is the Romford District Hiking competition.

Twelve teams entered the event so we were quite pleased when our three teams took the top three places!

All four members of that winning team have gone on to get leader warrants in Scouting.

Barton
 
 BEAVER SPORTS 2008 Beavers
Beavers SATURDAY MAY 10th

Six of our Beavers attended the District Beaver Scout Sports day which was held on the field outside the 2nd Collier Row Scout group headquarters.

The beavers each had to take part in a space hopper race, a sprint, an egg and spoon race, (one beaver was a bit nervous as we were using real spoons!) a sack race and a relay race.

At the end of the afternoon the scores were added up and the 3rd Gidea Park colony was found to have scored highest. During the closing ceremony the excited beavers were presented with the Bill Archer trophy by the District Commissioner.

 
 FRANKLIN CHALLENGE SHIELD 2008 Scouts

Franklin

MAY 2nd - 4th One patrol of six Scouts attended the 80th annual Franklin Challenge Competition over the bank holiday weekend. Walker
We are very pleased to be able to announce that we won the Franklin Shield for the fifth time in six years. The team were also the first ever winners of the new Roy Walker Cup which was presented to the best chefs as judged over two meals.
 
 CUB SWIMMING 2008 Cubs

MARCH 15th

Two of our cubs won medals representing Romford District at the Greater London North East county swimming gala.

Cubs
 
 CHESS 2008 Scouts
Two of our Scouts took part in the 2008 District Chess competition and came first and second! Chess
 
 CYCLOCROSS 2007 Scouts
The Scouts and Explorers were at Crow camp for the district cyclo cross. Two of our Scouts won individual medals in their age groups, and the troop won the overall trophy. CYCLE
INDIVIDUAL
 
 COUNTY CHESS 2007 Scouts
CHESS

After our success at the 2007 District Chess competition, four of our Scouts were asked to represent the District in the County Chess competition.

In the team event we came second which is an achievement we can be proud of however in the individual event one of our Scouts was placed joined first.

 
 CYCLING 2007 Scouts

Cyclo

We won the over 12's final, came second in the under 12's final and won the overall team trophy.
 
 COUNTY CANOE RACE 2006 Scouts
LEADER

SUNDAY JULY 16th 2006

Nine members of 3rd Gidea Park took part in the Greater London North East County Canoe Race. The race follows a seven mile course up stream along the river chelmer. This is no easy challenge, even the best competitors took over two and a half hours to complete the course.

To make things worse, the canonists have to get out and carry their boats around a number of locks along the way.

SCOUT
Canoe

Duncan won the leaders class of entry and one of our young leaders won the Explorer class of entry. Our Scouts came 2nd and 3rd. For the older Scouts this river trip was the final part of their BCU two star award.

 
 RON BARTON CHALLENGE 2006 Scouts
Barton 3rd Gidea Park entered three teams into this year's Barton challenge. The teams camped overnight at Crow camp and on Sunday we moved off to South Weald country park. Here extra teams including a fourth from 3GP joined us for the District Orienteering Competition. This is a separate event in its own right but this year the points gained in orienteering would be incorporated into the Barton Challenge score to find an eventual winner. We won the Bill Adams Trophy for Orienteering a record equalling 7th time and for the second year in a row. One of our other teams came second too!

We also won the Ron Barton Challenge for the first time since 1980, with 1st Romford coming second and one of our other teams coming 3rd.

With the Forest Boundary hike this completed a very successful weekend for 3rd Gidea Park Scouts with us winning three trophies.

Oriont

 
 FOREST BOUNDARY HIKE 2006 Scouts
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Friday June 16th

A team consisting of two leaders and one Scout too part in the Ilford North Forest Boundary hike.

The ten mile course was completed in just under two and a half hours with each team member carrying 20lbs (9.5kg) in weight in our rucksacks.

We beat the unit M Explorers (who only had to carry 15lbs) by a quarter of an hour.

 
 THE GLNE SCRAP HEAP CHALLENGE 2006 Cubs
Three of our cubs joined with three others to form a district six in the first ever 'County Scrap Heap Challenge' at Gilwell Park. Cubs and their 'Technical Experts' were given the task of building a four foot long boat from recycled materials. Teams were given half an hour to plan before scavenging and construction commenced. After 45 minutes the technical experts left the teams to it before return to advise in the final stages of construction. Finally the boats were floated around the bomb hole and the Romford team was judged to be the best. Well done to the cubs!

Scrap Heap

 
 THE DISTRICT BEAVER SCOUT SPORTS 2006 Scouts
Space Hoppers

SATURDAY MAY 6th

The 3rd Gidea Park Beavers took part in and won the District Beaver Scout sports event in Collier Row.

Trophy
 
 THE FRANKLIN SHIELD 2006 Scouts
Frank

APRIL 28th - 30th

Fourteen of our Scouts entered as three teams into the Romford District Franklin Shield competition. This annual scouting and camping skills competition is held every year and lasts a whole weekend.

Squad
3GP has now become only the second group in the 86 year history of the event to win it four years in a row. This year we also came second and won the Portman Cup for camp cooking.
 
 THE DISTRICT SWIMMING GALA 2006 Scouts
Trophy

The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts entered the first District Gala for a number of years. The Troop won the Scout section Trophy and one of the Scouts was asked to swim on the District team.

TEAM
 
 THE DISTRICT & COUNTY ORIONTEERING COMPETITION 2005 Scouts
Squad

SUNDAY OCTOBER 16th

The Scouts entered two teams into the County Orienteering competition in Epping Forest. This year the district competition was combined with the county event so the best team from Romford would take home the Bill Adams trophy. Both our teams managed to find all the checkpoints and finish in less than the two hour time limit.

A team from Chingford won as they got all the checkpoints and were the fastest back but our teams finished 2nd and 3rd in the county. We were the fastest Romford District team so we won the District Trophy.

Oriont

 
 COUNTY CANOE RACE 2005 Scouts
Trophy

Two of our older Scouts and three of the Explorers entered the county canoe race. The course is along seven miles of the River Chelmer out in Essex. Every few miles competitors have to jump (or fall) out of their canoes, pick them up and run around the locks before getting back in.

The canoeing course at Fairlop has obviously helped as Gidea Park Scouts came first and Second in the Scout class of entry and not far behind some of the Explorers from unit M.

 
 THE ILFORD NORTH FOREST BOUNDARY HIKE 2005 Scouts

For the first time in a few years the Scouts entered a team in the Forest Boundary Hike. This is an event for teams of Scouts, Explorers, Networkers and Leaders.

The teams have to hike around a 10 mile course in less than four hours. Each team member has to carry a certain weight in their rucksacks. Scouts have to cary 10Lbs (4.5Kg) Explorers 15Lbs and Leaders 20Lbs. The Scouts set off first but quickly became unstuck taking a wrong turn. Finally a leader team consisting of Mark and Dunks from the 3GP Scout Leadership team and Craig from the 2nd Collier Row leadership team. The Scouts only made it to the 2nd checkpoint. Like many a 3GP team before them they took a wrong turning and never made it to checkpoint three.

The leaders finished around midnight and were fastest by just two minutes. The Explorers won the Explorer trophy for the third year in a row, only about 5 minutes slower than the leaders.

Trophy

 
 THE FRANKLIN SHIELD 2005 Scouts

Franklin

Over the weekend of April 29th to May 1st the troop entered two teams into the Franklin Shield competition. The event which lasts two days tests all manner of Scouting and camping skills. Both our teams finished in the top half of the results table with one of them winning the event by just one point from second Romford.

 
 THE DISTRICT CHESS 2005 Scouts

19 Scouts from 8 troops competed for the coveted title of grand master of Romford District. The 3GP team consisted of no less than six Scouts. It was a 3GP Scout who won the closely run contest and he will be joined by one other from Gidea Park on the Districts four man team at the county finals.

 
 THE COOKING COMPETITION 2004 Scouts

Cooking

The 3GP Scouts entered the district indoor cooking competition at Gilwell Park. We have won the camp cooking competition for a two years but the indoor cooking has constantly eluded us. We don't normally feature in the top half of the results table but this year our team pulled out all the stops serving up the traditional 3GP starter of mushrooms and blanched tomato topped with chesse, followed by a tasty creamy pasta dish for main and a surprisingly good banana crumble for sweet course. This is the first time we have ever won the cooking competition so well done to the team and the other members of the troop who helped us practice.

 
 THE COUNTY CANOE RACE 2004 Scouts

One of our older Scouts has been linking with the Explorer section for the last month. He joined the District Explorers at this year's county canoe race. He was the fastest Scout to canoe 7 miles along the River Chelmer in a regular kayak and so brought the trophy back to Gidea Park.

This event hasn't been run since 1999 when it was also won by a 3GP Scout. This year, one of our leaders Andy Lannin won the leaders race for a closed cockpit kayak.

Angela and Mark from the Scout Leadership team won the leaders race for a canadian style open cockpit canoe. Two thunderstorms hit the Chelmer Valley as we paddled up stream but this didn't put our determined canoeists off. Congratulations to the other members of the Romford Explorer team who also completed the race.

Canoing

 
 THE FRANKLIN SHIELD 2004 Scouts

PORTMAN

The Scouts entered two teams into this years District Camping Competition. After two days of competing only a few points separated the top teams. The 3GP Ravens won the Portman cup for camp cooking and the 3GP Cobras won the Franklin Shield making it two years in a row that both trophies have been won by GP.

Franklin

 
 DYER CUP 2004 Scouts Scouts Scouts

Dyer

Once again 3GP were awarded the Dyer cup at the annual St George's Day parade. Various members of the district team had been assessing the different sections in each group as well as the work done by our Group chairman, secretary and treasurer and the secret results were placed in a sealed envelope until the end of the service. Our Group Scout Leader was once again pleased to be able to receive the trophy and show it to all the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from 3rd Gidea Park.
 
 FRANKLIN SHIELD 2003     Scouts

The Scouts have won the most prestigious and respected competition on the district calendar.  The District Camping and Scouting Skills competition.  They also came home with the Portman Cup for camp cooking. 

Franklin
 
 DYER CUP 2003 Scouts Scouts Scouts

Dyer

Our Beaver, Cubs and Scouts turned out for the annual district St Georges Parade.  During the service the DC announced the result of the 2002 Dyer cup.  The cup is awarded to the group that is deemed to have provided the highest quality Scouting over the previous year.  Everything all our sections do is assessed and measured as well as the work of our exec committee.  This award truly is a team effort between all our sections.
 
 DISTRICT QUIZ 2002   Scouts  

The 3rd Gidea Park Cubs entered and won the District Cub Scout Quiz.

Cub Quiz
 
 THE ILFORD NORTH FOREST BOUNDARY HIKE 2002 Scouts

Trophy

Two years after the Venture Unit Embarrassed itself by beaten by the 3rd GP Scouts they re established the norm by beating everyone.

The ventures won the Venture Scout Trophy and the over all fastest time trophy.  The Scouts came 2nd in their class. 

Two of our leaders were fastest overall but they didn't have a full team.

 
 THE KIPLING SHIELD 2002 Scouts

The 3rd Gidea Park Rowswell Venture Unit won the 2002 Kipling Shield for Scouting Skills.

Kebabs

 
 THE KIPLING SHIELD 2001 Scouts

The Gate

The 3rd Gidea Park Rowswell Venture Unit won the 2001 Kipling Shield for Scouting Skills.

 
 THE CHESS COMPETITION 2001 Scouts

One of the 3GP Scouts won the district Chess competition.

chess

 
 THE SWIMMING GALA 2000 Cubs Scouts

Saturday evening saw the Cubs swimming Gala immediately followed by the Scouts and Ventures Swimming Gala. The cubs swam their best and managed to come a very commendable second place.

The Scouts team who had practiced a week before were spurred on by Allen Mathews decision to compete in the leaders race. However stiff competition meant the scouts were only able to equal the cubs score of second place.

However once the Cub and Scout scores were added together it was found that we were once again over all district champions! Congratulations to all the cubs scouts and leaders who took part.

 
 THE FOREST BOUNDARY HIKE 2000 Scouts
RVU

The 3rd Gidea Park Rowswell Venture Unit completed the course and won the Venture Scout trophy.

Scout

So why should they be immortalised in shinny Gold lettering in the hall of shame? Why should they be raised on a pedestal of indignity as an ignominious example to us all? Because they lost the overall winners trophy for the first time since 1994!

What gives them the front row seats with waitress service and complimentary drinks in the hall of shame, followed by a fast track crash course to ridicule is the fact that they were beaten by a team of Scouts!

On the plus side it was the 3rd Gidea Park Scouts who beat them and became the first and only Scout Team ever to win the Lionel Samsum Memorial Cup.