Welcome back! And, have you signed up yet?

September 15th, 2014 posted by Rich
3HH Group

Welcome back!

And, have you signed up yet for our Quartermasters and Maintenance Day?

Welcome back to the Autumn Term. Hope you’ve all had a great summer and are ready for the new Scouting Term.
The Section Leadership Teams have been working on programme planning and will be delivering another great term of fun and interesting stuff to do.

Calling all Hands!

All members (and families) of 3rd Hampton Hill Scout Group
Please can you spare us an hour or two . . . ?
We need your help and support please.
3HH Scout Group Quartermasters and Maintenance Day Sat 27 September 2014. Times; from 0900 till 1500.
Please do come equipped with suitable outdoor wear/old working clothes, work gloves and suitable boots.
We have a list of jobs tasks ranging from Sharpening and Sorting our Pencils to Sharpening and Sorting our Tent Pegs. There are tasks for all ages and all abilities, both indoors and outside, no skills required and the chance to learn something new, bring the whole family.
We will supply Tea, Coffee. Squash and Biscuits.
Please do pop along for an hour or so and lend us a hand.

If you can help please tell your Section Leader so we know you are coming to help.
Many Thanks.

3HH Church Parade All Sections at St James Church Sun 5th October 2014 – Harvest Festival at 1100 (Suggest arrive by 1050am). Please bring Harvest goods/gifts (non-perishable items).

See you all soon.
Regards
Rich M
Group Scout Leader

3HH Cub Section – Welcome back and Autumn Programme 2014

September 9th, 2014 posted by Rich
Cubs

Welcome back! Hope you all had a great summer and are recharged for the new Cub Term.

The Badges we will be working towards this term are; Artist & Entertainer Activity Badges & Creative Challenge Badge.

All the details of this Terms Programme can be found here; 3HH Cubs Autumn 2014 Programme

All the Info you need for Borough Camp July 2014

June 26th, 2014 posted by Rich
Cubs Scouts

Dear Parents, Scouts & Cubs
With Borough camp just over a week away 4th-6th July 2014, please find below and attached all the info you need to get to and from site and to have a brilliant weekend.
Drop Off Please arrive to our site at Walton Firs at 7pm on Friday (allow a fair bit of time for travel and drop off – it will be busy!).
Please ensure you have had dinner at home before you come (light snack – cake will be only thing available Friday evening once on site). Please Arrive in uniform.

Address; Walton Firs Activity Centre, Convent Lane, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1HB
Walton Firs (location)
Walton Firs Site Map
3HH pitch will be on the training field which is in the Lower bottom Right Corner (over the Ravine Footbridge) as you look at the Camp Site Plan (for those that have been before – same place as usual)

The emergency home contact will be: Martin Riddell

Kit list previously sent out with invite but please bring and note the the following items (some that are additional)
• We are only going for two nights, I would prefer if all kit is in holdalls and not suitcases as these use up a lot of room in the tents.
• Sun cream and sunhat – although it is looking less likely that we will have the amazing weather we had last year, please ensure these are packed (likewise will also need raincoat)
• Assault course clothes – If we get to use the assault course you will get v. muddy – consider sending some clothes you don’t mind never wearing again (and a plastic bag to take them home in).
• Tuck money – There is a provi (shop) on site but could we please ask that pocket money brought to camp is a sensible amount (£2-3) and ask cubs not to go mad on sweets (no over the top sugar intake induced late night sick events this year please)
Bring money in a sealed named envelope.
• Sometimes it’s helpful for cubs to know the time as lots of activities are in slots. If you have a v cheap watch you don’t mind not seeing again they may find it useful.
• Please bring cake for all to share, nut free please.

Parent help rota – message from Kate Delaney Borough camp is nearly upon us and many of you kindly agreed to come and help out. We are short of help on Sat pm and very short on Sunday am, so if you can volunteer that would be brilliant – or even if you could swap from a shift that has lots of parents on it already.

In case you are wondering what you will be doing; Fri am at Scout Hut – this is helping us to load up the vans (and later on site if you can stay around). The on-site volunteering will be helping us to run our activity. Each section puts on an activity for all of the cubs / scouts to enjoy (there are around 700 cubs / scouts from all across Richmond on the camp).

In theme with the World Cup we will be running a Brazilian Beach bar where cubs will be making fruit juice drinks, and flags of the World Cup countries to help us decorate our bar. We even have sand and an inflatable palm tree!

It’s really important we have parents to help us put on this activity as the leadership team need to make sure we are looking after our cubs/scouts and will be ferrying them to and from various competitions – we will probably need at least 3 parents on the “bar” at all times….

Finally the Sun pm slot will be helping us to pack up and take all the tents down.
Thanks so much for offering to help – we couldn’t do it without you!
And if you are not shown on the rota and can help please do get in touch.

Collection (going home on Sunday)
Unless we advise otherwise collection will be after the closing ceremony at 3:30pm on Sunday.
We will need help unloading kit back at the hut once we get back, so please to tag along, the more bodies we have the quicker we all get home, thanks.

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers – Update

June 16th, 2014 posted by Paul
3HH Group Beavers Cubs Explorers Scouts

As of Sunday 15th June we have collected 8898 vouchers along with those we banked last year, a tremendous amount! As we’re so close to the 9000 mark, I’ll leave the collecting box up for another week and do my final collection on Saturday 21st June. Many thanks for all your superb donations so far and please do get those last few in. Many thanks!

This Sunday! Annual Celebration, Review & AGM Event 15 June 2014

June 4th, 2014 posted by Rich
3HH Group Beavers Cubs Scouts

Please Join us this Sunday 15th June 2014 2pm
Open Invitation from 3rd Hampton Hill Scout Group
Please join us for our Annual Group Celebration Event on SUNDAY 15th June 2014 at 2pm.
This is a chance to review and celebrate the year, look at our achievements and to see what we have planned for the coming year.
There will be a Bouncy Castle, Games and a BBQ, plus refreshments.
All members, family and friends are welcomed and encouraged to attend this event. Please spread the word.
The event starts at 2pm at our Scout Headquarters; The George Stanley Hall, ‘The Triangle’, rear of Holly Road Recreation Ground.
All the documents can be found here;
20140606_3HH_AnnualReport(Final)
20140604_3HH_AGM2014_Agenda
20140612_3HH_Accounts_FY2013-2014
20130609_3HH_MinutesAnnualGeneralMeeting8June2013

All Welcome!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Regards
Rich Moody
Group Scout Leader

Sainsbury’s Active Kids

May 28th, 2014 posted by Paul
3HH Group Beavers Cubs Explorers Scouts

All, Sainsburys have now finished giving out the Active Kids vouchers and we already have a great total of over 7000 vouchers with those we banked last year. We now have until the end of June to get our order in and I have no doubt there’s many a family with a stash of vouchers still to be dropped off at the HQ. As such we’ll leave the box at the HQ until after the AGM on Sunday 15th June at which point we’ll ‘close the books’. Every year we lose a large number of vouchers because they come in late so please do your best to get them in by this date; we cannot use them in the follwing year so we lose them :-(
Many thanks for all the vouchers you’ve collected so far, I’ll let you know what we order on a future post.

Scouts Summer Camp – dates and information

May 14th, 2014 posted by Rich
Scouts

This year’s Scout Section Summer Camp will take place at Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre, right in the heart of the New Forest, Hampshire.

The dates are Saturday 2nd August to Saturday 9th August 2014.

We’re planning to do a number of onsite activities including Raft Building, Canoeing, Tomahawk Throwing! and also a number of excellent offsite activities including a visit to Brownsea Island (the site of the first ever scout camp), a trip to Beaulieu, a trip to the beach, and possibly even a cycling trip in the new forest.

Initially the camp is limited to 24 scouts, this will be reviewed and increased if we have enough leadership cover and the demand is there. Please get your application forms and payment in as soon as possible.

Contact any member of the scout leadership team for forms for camp.

Borough Camp 2014 Invitation

May 8th, 2014 posted by Rich
Cubs Explorers Scouts

All Cubs, Scouts and Young Leaders;

Borough Camp will run from Friday 4th – Sunday 6th July 2014 at Walton Firs.

All the information you need can be found in the files below;
3HH Borough Camp Invite Letter 2014
3HH boro camp health form-2014
3HH (Scouts) Permission to shoot form 2014
Boro Camp kit list 2014
Please return your forms and payments as soon as possible and not later than 23 May 2014. Thanks.

Scout Section – Welcome back! Summer 2014 Programme

May 1st, 2014 posted by Rich
Scouts

Scout Section – Welcome back! We have a full programme of great stuff lined up for this summer term.

See Programme here; 3HH Scouts 2014 Summer Programme

Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers – Keep Collecting and return them to us

April 29th, 2014 posted by Rich
3HH Group

Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers – Keep collecting and please Put them into the 3HH Collection Box!

Last year was a real success for us with our best ever total collected allowing us to place a really valuable order for lightweight tents. So here we are in 2014 and we’re on the collection trail again and why wouldn’t we as this superb scheme saves us money in being able to order sports, games and camping equipment and it doesn’t even cost us postage!

It would be really useful when collecting your vouchers and posting them in the box in the HQ if you can batch them up separately in 1s or 5s with rubber bands, adding a note of the number of vouchers enclosed as this will save us hours of counting.

Vouchers can be collected until 20th May and we have to place our order by the end of June latest so please do get these in before the closing date as every year we waste quite a number of vouchers as they come in after we’ve been forced to place our order. Many thanks and just remember, every voucher donated helps to keep your subs down!

Scouts Easter Camp – Report Back and Pics

April 28th, 2014 posted by Rich
Scouts

We hope you have at least been able to gather some information from your scouts as to what they did at Easter Camp. If not then here’s the rundown but first of all here are the photos.
3HH Scouts Easter Camp 2014

I must say that 3G swing certainly makes for some great photos! It’s the look of pure panic!

Sunday was an early start as you know. We got to site and sorted out the patrols, got tents pitched and launched straight into our first two activities, the climbing wall and crate stacking. After some cowboy stew, rice pudding and several scouts converted to cornbread it was a wide game and off to bed.

Monday was the Major Activity day but first of all the scouts cooked their own full English breakfast. It was back to the Crate Stacking and Climbing after swapping groups and then we switched to leap of faith and abseiling. Leap of faith looks as crazy as it sounds.
Monday afternoon also saw a chance to get some knife training done, and axe and saw for those that were already knife trained. Spaghetti Carbonara and Camp Fire Donuts were followed by a relaxed few silly games round the camp fire. Granny likes 007 but hates James Bond!

Tuesday it was up and out fast as it was our hike into oxford. A quick bacon sarnie and cereal for all and it was pack bags make lunch and hit the road for a gentle walk into oxford. We all met up outside Pitts River Museum and had lunch in the glorious sunshine (did I mention we had nothing but sunshine all week!) We sent the scouts into the Pitts River Museum which to be quiet honest is a bit like a cross between “The Natural History Museum” and “Ripleys Believe It or Not!”. Shruken heads, things in jars, live cockroaches and more! We followed this up with a tour inside one of the oxford colleges led by one of our ex scouts and occasional helpers Tom Burton who is now studying there. Then it was a quick trip down to Sainsbury’s for the patrols to make and buy ingredients for their own dinner. We had some great results and some interesting outcomes! Kebabs, Burgers, Curry, Eton Mess, Bird Poo! And more all made the menus. After filling ourselves far too much we played a couple of wide games finishing with the rather excellent Cluedo widegame.

Wednesday morning it was time for the patrols to light them fires and get cracking (excuse the pun) with Eggy Bread. It was then off to the activities again with Jacobs Ladder and 3G Swing. The afternoon was some free time a leisurely lunch of fish finger sandwiches. A trip to the providore to spend their pocket money, and prep some skits for the camp fire. We also managed to invest 9 scouts on our pioneering ladder, which was certainly fun and interesting! Chicken Fahitas in the evening and banana splits and marshmallow smores and we were ready for the cubs to join us for campfire. Of course we had a blast with some great skits, the “Mundy Boat Race”, some funny songs and it was off to bed.

Thursday started with a central breakfast and clear up and pack away. But we did break it up with some awards. There was awards for the Scout with their hands in the pockets the longest, the scout who daydreamed the most, the scout who needed the most first aid and even some leaders won awards as well. After a rather noisy drive back (I had all the girls in my minibus again! How does that keep happening) I’m hoping your scouts did the same as me and fell asleep early.

I hope they all had as much fun as it looked they did. Certainly going through the photos it looked like it.

I would like to thank all the leaders for offering up their spare time again. Without which we couldn’t possibly run these events.

P.S. Thanks for the cakes, they were thoroughly enjoyed by all.

John Hawkins
Scout Leader
3rd Hampton Hill Scouts (Claws, Tuesday)
(on behalf of the Scout and Camp Leadership Teams)

Cubs Summer Term Programme

April 28th, 2014 posted by Rich
Cubs

Please see attached programme 3HH Cubs 2014 Summer Programme for this term.

May I take this opportunity to remind you Summer term subs will be due £40 or £110 for 3 terms. For those Beavers joining us, there is a few weeks grace where you determine if you want to stay, then it is the same sub price plus a one off moving up fee of £20 to cover badges etc over the next 2 years.

All cheques should be made payable to ’3rd Hampton Hill Scout Group’ and have the name and section of the child on the reverse.

Wend (on behalf of the Cub Leadership Teams).

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Scheme

February 9th, 2014 posted by Paul
3HH Group Beavers Cubs Explorers Scouts

Last year was a real success for us with our best ever total collected allowing us to place a really valuable order for lightweight tents. So here we are in 2014 and we’re off on the collection trail again and why wouldn’t we as this superb scheme saves us money in being able to order sports, games and camping equipment and it doesn’t even cost us postage!
It would be really useful when collecting your vouchers and posting them in the box in the HQ if you can batch them up separately in 1s or 5s with rubber bands, adding a note of the number of vouchers enclosed as this will save us hours of counting.
Vouchers can be collected until 20th May and we have to place our order by the end of June latest so please do get these in before the closing date as every year we waste quite a number of vouchers as they come in after we’ve been forced to place our order. Many thanks in advance and just remember, every voucher donated helps to keep your subs down!

Family & Friends Quiz Night 15 March 2014

January 31st, 2014 posted by Rich
3HH Group

Our Annual Family & Friends Quiz Night is being held on Sat 15th March 2014. 7pm for a 730pm Start.

All Welcome!

Please see attached Flyers for more info.
20131203_3HH_QuizNightFlyer15March2014

There is also a Handy 2-Up Flyer which can be used as well;
20131224_3HH_QuizFlyer2UpHandout

3HH Scout Section Programme Spring 2014

January 10th, 2014 posted by Rich
Scouts

The Scout Section restarts meetings next week – Tuesday 14th and Friday 17th Jan 2014.

A copy of the Programme for the Term is here; 3HH Scout Section 2014 Spring Programme

Welcome back!!

Festive Seasons Greetings!

December 20th, 2013 posted by Rich
3HH Group

Festive Seasons Greetings!

Firstly let me say a very big and Heartfelt THANKS to all of the 3HH Leadership and Executive Team at 3HH for all their help, support, hard work, efforts and enthusiasm for Scouting at 3rd Hampton Hill during 2013. Very much appreciated. We continue to be very successful and to grow and this is due to all the volunteers at 3HH who so kindly give up and ‘share’ their time to make wonderful things happen at 3HH. A word of thanks also to your families that also help and support you and allow you to share your time with 3HH.

I would like to wish everyone at 3HH and your families a very happy, peaceful and enjoyable Christmas.
Safe travels during the festive season.

Hope that 2014 will be a successful, healthy and prosperous year for you all.

Two Dates for your Diaries in 2014;

3HH Quiz Night – Saturday 15th March 2014 (details will be advertised in the New Year).

3HH Maintenance and Quartermasters Day – Saturday 29th March.

3HH Fund Raiser (‘Good Cause Scheme at Waitrose Hampton)

November 29th, 2013 posted by Rich
3HH Group

3HH is one of the “Good Causes” at Waitrose (Hampton) throughout December 2013
Waitrose at Hampton (near Hampton Train Station) have decided to make 3rd Hampton Hill Scout Group one of the three “good causes” which will receive funding from Waitrose for the whole of this December.
So when you go shopping at Waitrose in Hampton don’t forget to pick up a green plastic token at the till and put it into the slot marked 3rd Hampton Hill Scout Group, in the container on your left as you walk towards the exit.

The more green tokens in 3HH’s container, the more money 3HH will receive from Waitrose.

The scheme runs from this Sunday, 1st December to 31st December. We will receive a cheque payable to 3rd Hampton Hill Scout Group in mid-January.

Please tell all 3HH parents, leaders and helpers and friends about this fundraising opportunity and encourage them to pick up a green plastic token at the till when they’ve paid for their shopping, and put it in 3HH’s slot.

Lets try to encourage all our family & friends to do some shopping trips to Waitrose Hampton from Sunday onwards for the whole of December, and then make sure we all pop the green token into 3HH’s container each time.

Many thanks.

Recruitment of Adults into Key Roles – an Update

November 19th, 2013 posted by Rich
3HH Group

Please can you help us? Or do you perhaps know someone that can?
Our Highest Priority is to recruit a Treasurer – We must fill this role from 01/04/2014. With the current Treasurer still around, the sooner we have a volunteer the easier the handover will be. Typical Hours/week: 2 at most. This varies depending on the time of year. You do not need to be an accountant. No prior knowledge is needed but being IT savvy is helpful. We can provide a full role/job description along with a complete handover from the current Treasurer. Training, guidance and support will all be offered/provided as needed. This role works very closely with the Subs & Membership Secretary.
Impact of not doing this: This is an Essential/Mandatory Group Role which MUST be filled. The Group cannot operate without a Treasurer.

Our Second Priority is a Subs & Membership Secretary – We must fill this role from 01/04/2014. With the current Subs/Membership Sec still around, the sooner we have a volunteer the easier the handover will be. Typically 1 hour/week is required at the start of each term with some follow up towards the end of the term. We can provide a full role/job description along with a complete handover from the current Subs & Membership Secretary. Training, guidance and support will all be offered and provided as needed. This role works very closely with the Treasurer.
Impact of not doing this: This is an essential Role which MUST be filled as the Group cannot operate effectively without someone filling this position.

Beaver Scout Section – some good news . . . we have successfully recruited some adults to help with Beavers! However, we are still looking for another 1-2 people that can ideally regularly commit about 1.5 hours, 2-3 times per month to help with our lively and fun Beaver Section Meetings and also get involved with helping to plan/organize the programme (this would be as part of a team, working with the existing leaders, both Beaver Colonies run the same shared programme). We need a minimum of 2 adults to cover each meeting each week. In return we can offer you some Training (if you need/want it), plenty of support, advice and lots of fun! Plus the satisfaction of doing something which is rewarding.

Please get in touch using the details below or via our web page to have a chat with us or to find out more.
We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.
Email; 3rdhamptonhill@richmond-scouts.org.uk
Or speak to any of the Section Leadership Teams

Harvest Festival Church Parade Sun 6 Oct 2013 11am

October 3rd, 2013 posted by Rich
3HH Group Beavers Cubs Explorers Scouts

Harvest Festival Church Parade is this Sunday 6th October at 1100.

Message from Peter the Vicar;

I look forward to welcoming 3HH members on October 6th at 11am for Harvest Festival with Bishop Paul of Kensington. It’d be great if 3HH could bring items which will go to the ‘Upper Room’ – dry goods, tins, as usual.
Please find attached a list of items Harvest
List 2013 the Upper Room are hoping for from Harvest this year. Many thanks.
Peter

Beavers – Can you Help us? Or do you perhaps know someone that could?

September 26th, 2013 posted by Rich
3HH Group Beavers

We are looking for 3 or 4 people to Help regularly at Beavers.

We have Two Beaver Colonies that currently run on Fridays 5pm-6pm (early Colony) and 615pm-715pm (late Colony).
We are looking for people that can ideally commit about 1.5 hours about 2-3 times per month to help with Beaver Section Meetings and also get involved with helping to plan and organize the programme (this would be as part of a team and working with the existing leaders, both Beaver Colonies run the same shared programme). Our main challenge is trying to cover the early Colony Meeting from 5pm-6pm. You would be part of a Team.
We can offer you in return some Training (if you need/want it), plenty of support, advice and lots of fun! :) Plus the satisfaction of doing something which is rewarding.

Please, please do come along, get involved (have a go) and see how the Beaver Colonies run and think about helping us.

Please do get in touch with us via the enquiry page or send email to 3rdhamptonhill@richmond-scouts.org.uk to find out about what’s involved.

We look forward to hearing from you. Many thanks.

Rich Moody (Group Scout Leader)
(on behalf of the Beaver Leadership Team and all at 3HH).

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