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Dayprowl Success!

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Another outstanding performance from the 3HH Scouts at the District “dayprowl” competition. Well done folks!

Dayprowl is an annual event where teams of between 4 and 7 scouts navigate around a course during the day. Along the course there are a series of bases where the teams are presented with either mental or physical challenges. Points are awarded for how well the teams navigate around the route, how they tackle the challenges and for the quality of their route cards and general preparation.

Overall the 3HH Scouts did us proud and landed 1st, 3rd, 5th and 12th places. They all did brilliantly well :-)

Many thanks to John W for organising everything to get 3HH there and for sorting out the base activities on the day.

20110515 Dayprowl

[Feel free to browse the photos! Note that these have been loaded in a low resolution format – if you’d like a high quality version of any particular photo, and are connected with 3HH Scouts, please email one of the section leaders to request.]

Scouts Tuesday 24th May 6.30pm… Richmond Rowing

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Just a quick reminder for the Scout sections that we will be having a joint night rowing on Tuesday 24 May. All the details have been sent out to parents already but please do remember to email John W in advance to confirm your Scout’s attendance so that we can ensure there is enough leadership / boats available to accomodate everyone!

We will be meeting at the jetty near to Richmond Bridge 6.30pm sharp and the pick up will be at the same place at 9pm. Please try to be prompt, once we set off only speedboats will ever catch us!! Wear full uniform and any outer clothing suitable for prevailing weather conditions. Life jackets are supplied.

Cost £3 in coins please, (don’t have to be real gold coins, but we have to cross the Capn’s palm me hearties)

There is limited parking nearby down Friars Lane/Water Lane, see map,( blue P) or at the large car park on the far side of the Green off the A316 (10 mins walk)

This part of the Towpath will be heaving if its a nice evening so allow plenty of time. Car sharing is recommended

John W

Scouts Easter Camp 2011

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Just a quick note to say how brilliantly everyone did at this year’s Easter camp; the weather was outstanding, the activities were fab and the Scouts just incredible. It doesn’t seem possible that the last time we were at Downe there was 4″ of snow followed by 4″ of mud!

A huge thanks to all the adults who made the camp possible, and especially to Clare and Sarah who did all the hard work planning the camp. Thank you so much.

We have posted a bunch of photos below and will add any more we find in the coming days. But please do take a look; the shots of scouts barrelling down the zip wire upside down and clambering around the knee wobbling hi-ropes course offer a glimpse into what they get up to while away with us (as well as proving that they do in fact actually know how to wash up .. err, well just about).

20110416 Scouts Easter Camp 2011

This year in particular the quality of the “skits” around the camp fire, which we shared with the 3HH Cubs on the final night, were just stunning. It’s wonderful to see the Scouts put together something so well. And the “hammocks ‘n tarps” sub-camp on the final night really underscores what amazing adventures the Scouts get to enjoy. Long may it last!

As always, if you have any feedback please do let us know. Otherwise we’ll see you in the new term and enjoy the rest of the holidays / kit washing / Easter eggs etc.


[Feel free to browse the photos! Note that these have been loaded in a low resolution format – if you’d like a high quality version of any particular photo, and are connected with 3HH Scouts, please email one of the section leaders to request.]

First and Last = First and Second!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

I knew there was a reason I forgot to return the trophy that Claws Troop won last year at the Richmond District Air Rifle Competition…….. and that would be that I didn’t need to!

Claws were the first troop shooting in the competition last Monday 7th March and set the standard with a team score of 605. Talons shot in the last slot this Tuesday 15th March and came in with an (unconfirmed) team score of 530 points therefore taking second place and meaning that Claws have retained the title for a second year helped by good scores from Jacob H (109 and 2nd placed 12 and under), Ella L and Clare M both with an excellent 106 (both 3rd placed 12 and under).

Other highlights include: Mattie top U14 with 114 and Hampton Explorers taking 1st place in their league.

Well done to all in the teams and to my training team for producing such high standards. We now form half the team going to represent GLSW in the inter-County competition so good luck Mattie, Lily, Jacob and Sam.

Scouts Quasar Laser Party Tuesday, 29th March 2011

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Please find attached an invite and payment slip for the end of term quasar laser party. This will be held as a joint evening at the Megabowl, Feltham, Tuesday, March 29, 2011.

It’s £6.00 per person (child and adult) and includes 2 games of Laser tag and food.

Deadline for payment is March 25, 2011.

Cheques should be made payable to “3rd Hampton Hill Scout Group” and marked on the back of the cheque with your child’s name and the event name. Please bring your completed returns and cheques in an envelope to the scout hall.

Scouts County Night Hike event 19/20 March 2011 – Application Form

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

night-hikeHow do you fancy a nice stumble around in the dark navigating between bases where strange and exciting tasks have to be performed? If so, come and join us in the favourite event of the Scouting calendar: the “County Night Hike” on the weekend of 19/20 March 2011.

The application form, instructions and other essential stuff is all attached to this note. It’s all explained in the invite letter but to make it fair to all, please can I ask you to either post the form, or put through it my front door, in a sealed envelope. Do not bring it along to the HQ.

1./ Application Form
2./ 3HH Health Form
3./ County Event Consent Form

As there are a limited number of places, don’t delay; you may end up disappointed!

New Law Applying to Owners of Air Pistols and Rifles

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

All Scouts and parents who own their own air pistols and/or rifles, please see this link for a new law applying to storage and care of this kit – link.

Essentially a new offence to stop under 18s gaining unauthorised access to airguns has been introduced by the government today. From 10 February, owners will be liable for a fine of up to £1000 if they do not take reasonable precautions to stop unauthorised access to their airgun by people under the age of 18.

Kandersteg News Letter 3

Monday, February 7th, 2011
Kandersteg 2011 Scouts

For everyone coming along to Kandersteg please see the latest newsletter.

Cheers Wend

Tesco and Sainsbury’s Voucher Schemes

Monday, February 7th, 2011
3HH Group Beavers Cubs Explorers Scouts

Once again both Sainsbury’s and Tesco have started their voucher schemes ‘Active Kids’ and ‘Schools and Clubs’ and this year your Scout group is registered for both. These are excellent schemes which in previous years have supplied the group with tents, cooking and camping equipment along with games and activity bits and pieces as well, so by donating your vouchers you’ll be helping to keep your subs and camp costs lower as we use these schemes to replace tired equipment.

There are two boxes in the HQ by the kitchen hatch, one for each supermarket so relieve those bulging wallets and purses of all those unwanted vouchers and help your group both get the kit it needs and save your cash!

Scouts Richmond District Rifle Competition

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

All, the district rifle competition will be held this March at Twickenham Rifle Club and the attached flyer advises. Practice and team selection will be at our HQ from 7-9pm on Thursday 3rd March and the selected team members will need to make their own way to Twickenham Rifle Club with Claws (Tuesday Troop) shooting on Monday 7th March meet time 6:40pm latest and Talons (Friday Troop) shooting on Tuesday 15th March meet time 7:10pm latest. Each competing Scout will also need to have filled in one of our annual Permission to Shoot forms, so if you haven’t filled one in yet, please do so and bring to the team selection evening.

Kandersteg News Letter 2

Monday, January 17th, 2011
Kandersteg 2011 Scouts

For everyone coming along to Kandersteg please see the attached news letter and forms. There are three documents that you need to read through and action:

Newsletter #2
Health form
Activity permission form

It is essential you return the forms to me at the hut by 31st January. In particular, I need everyone’s full name as shown on their passports in order to obtain the travel insurance, which needs to be done as soon as possible. Cheers Wend

Scouts Spring 2011 Programme

Friday, January 14th, 2011

sc-cs-prchPlease see attached the latest programme for the spring term which contains all the dates for both this term and for later in the year for you to pop into the diary.

Also attached is the flyer for the annual Volleyball tournament on Sunday 30th January, a fun sporting event held at our HQ.

Information on the other events such as Night Hike and Easter Camp will follow shortly.

Kandersteg News Letter 1

Monday, January 10th, 2011
Kandersteg 2011 Scouts

Here is the first Newsletter for the KISC Trip. It contains some important information for all those going.

Ice Skating Tues 7 Dec 2010

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

The last Scout meeting will be on Tuesday 7 Dec at Hampton Court Ice Rink. This is open to ALL Scouts, Parents and Siblings. Please note that we have pre-booked spaces and all places are on a first come first served basis. Please return the Booking Slip with Payment to Ann as soon as possible (and not later than 30 November).

The flyer/form with more details;

Scouts Frosty Cycle Expedition Adventures

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Without a single puncture in sight, 22 of 3HH’s Scouts and a large number of supporting adult leaders embarked on a frosty weekend’s adventurous expedition to Cobham.

theturninghubIt was a cracking couple of days ride and everyone did brilliantly.

The expedition was an incredible culmination of all the work we had done this term in partnership with “The Turning Hub” mobile bike club. 3HH’s Scouts are now well drilled in fixing punctures, adjusting gears / brakes, defensive riding techniques and riding around tricky slalom courses on dark rainy evenings! It’s hoped that one day they may even see fit to actually clean their bikes :-)

All of the Scouts should be proud of nailing the 47km ride: 23km on the first day’s route with a further 24km on the second day. It’s definitely the furthest that many had ever cycled before. To top the weekend off we also tried out the new caving experience at Walton Firs. With nearly everyone having a go at clambering / crouching / kneeling / belly crawling around the inside of the tunnel complex, complete with dinosaurs and stalactites, it was declared it to be utterly fantastic.

20101024 Scouts Cycle Expedition

Thanks to all the adult team that made this excellent weekend so very successful. And in particular, a huge thank you to Jonathan, Melissa and the rest of the star team at “The Turning Hub” who gave up so much of their time over many weeks to help 3HH’s Scouts achieve their cyclists activity badge.

If you’d like to see more of our cycling adventures please just click on the photo.

3rd Hampton Hill Sweep the Board

Monday, October 18th, 2010
3HH Group Explorers Scouts

sc-as-maatarA crisply cold weekend of shooting air rifle, pistol, field target, knockout, small-bore, full-bore and biathlon culminated in 3rd Hampton Hill’s best ever results at the annual National Scout Air Rifle Championships.

This year was once again their biggest entry with some 782 shooters from Scout and Explorer groups across the country, 3rd Hampton Hill entering 9 Scout shooters, 5 adults and a team of 5 from Hampton Explorers. Whilst we won’t know the full results for a few days, a closing ceremony chock full of awards for the top three places definitely left us with smiles on our faces.

Firstly, in the Biathlon, a completion to run 400m, shoot prone, run 400m, shoot kneeling, run 400m, shoot standing and then run 400m saw the junior competition and gold medal won by Tom H, even though he missed a target at prone!

The knockout is a competition requiring nerves of steel as well as good aim, standing shoulder to shoulder with your opponent aiming to be the first to knock down 5 targets and Rhiannon N continued with her good streak in this discipline taking equal third place and a bronze medal. Considering the size of the field this was an excellent result, especially as so many of us fell by the wayside very early in the competition.


Scouts 5 aside football

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Hi guys, I’d like to say what a pleasure it was to see you all Sunday morning keen and raring for the fray despite the horrible weather :) You all played like beings possesed !! Despite being drawn against one of the better practised teams in the first round you rallied and played as a well rehearsed team from then on and acheived a very well deserved 3rd place!

There were silky skills in attack, cheeky and ferocious goals shared throughout the team, good passing and distribution in midfield, tenacious, terrier like defending, and solid and acrobatic goalkeeping. A wonderful effort which was exciting to watch.

Well done all of you, and thank you for playing that extra game at the end. Their leader said that despite their scoreline they enjoyed their two games against us best of all. A credit to your sportsmanship!

Our thanks to Clare for organising our entry, to Ann for shivering bravely on the touchline, to Paul for not refereeing :) ) and to all you parents who gave such wonderfully biased support :)


Scouts Talons Parent Cookout

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

20100716 Scouts Talons Parent Cookout

Scouts Claws Parent Cookout 2010

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

20100713 Scouts Claws Parent Cookout

Even more Scout Camp photos from Summer 2010

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

20100724 Scouts Summer Camp

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