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Sainsburys Active Kids 2015

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
3HH Group Beavers Cubs Explorers Scouts

Hi all, yes once again we’re off on the voucher collecting trail and hoping to make good use of our investment made last year. Investment I hear you ask? Well yes, instead of spending all our vouchers last year we saved them to add to whatever we collect this year to be able to ‘buy’ a bigger item, the catch is, we have to spend these this year or lose them :-(
So, once the vouchers start to appear please start collecting and pass our way as it saves you money. Saves us money I hear you ask? Well yes, as we’re able to supplement or replace our camping, outdoor and games equipment which would otherwise be bought from what we collect in subs.
Vouchers can be collected from any Sainsburys and you get 1 voucher for £10 spent at larger stores, 1 per £5 spent at smaller ones and if anyone in the queue says they don’t want them, offer to take them off their hands! Equally, if you have the time perhaps you could persuade the manager of your local Sainsburys to collect unwanted vouchers on our behalf and if you are able to supply a box for this it can prove very effective, but it probably won’t work in the larger stores.
Finally, when your ‘wodge’ is getting too large to handle please bring it down to the HQ and deposit in the correct slot of the box. If possible (as it saves many hours laborious counting) if you can count your vouchers and write the number on a slip of paper and lovingly surround them with a rubber band before popping them in the box (yes you can lift the lid) then we’d really appreciate it.
This really is an excellent scheme and has provided this group with many valuable items ranging from tents to footballs over the years, so please support your local Scout group, we are a charity after all :-)

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers – Update

Monday, June 16th, 2014
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!

Sainsbury’s Active Kids

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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.

Borough Camp 2014 Invitation

Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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.

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Scheme

Sunday, February 9th, 2014
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!

Harvest Festival Church Parade Sun 6 Oct 2013 11am

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
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.

Annual Scout Intercounty Rifle and Pistol Shooting Competition

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Explorers Scouts

The legacy of 3rd Hampton Hill shooting continues with, Issac G, Ruth H and Lilly P selected to represent Greater London South West (GLSW) at the Annual Scout Intercounty Rifle and Pistol Shooting Competition held at Aldersley on the 14th April 2013. The GLSW Squad Captain is Jean Jenkins of 2nd Malden Scouts who has been organising a team for a number of years from across the County that consistently does well; in 2011 saw an overall Bronze and in 2012 the team triumphantly returned with Gold medals having defeated the hot contenders by the narrowest of margins, 1 point!

For 2013 a mostly new GLSW squad was formed with intensive training taking place at Surbiton Postal Rifle Club during February and March. Despite the relative inexperience and youth of the team it was clear that there was plenty of talent heading to the Midlands on an early Sunday morning and although not in the medals this time they did not disappoint at all, coming a very credible 4th place out of 14 teams and only a few points off the Bronze medal spot.

Well done to Jean Jenkins and the whole GLSW squad and we look forward to seeing you back at the top in the future.

Group shooting competition for all adults, Scouts and Explorers Saturday May 11th

Friday, March 15th, 2013
3HH Group Beavers Cubs Explorers Scouts

Hi all, after a brief pause last year, we’ll be once again running our fun group shooting competition on Saturday 11th May 2013. This is an enjoyable event with at least four different shooting activities and medals in a number of categories for those crack-shots out there. We’ll be target shooting with both rifles and pistols, enjoying a field shooting competition outside and combining this with the nerve-racking knockout competition. Adults don’t need to have shot before so there’s no need to worry if you’re a complete novice. If you’d like to enter the competition please return the entry slip on the flyer along with a declaration for adults and/or a permission to shoot form for the under 18s.
Please note the closure date for entries and be aware that any entries received after that date may be refused.

Sainsbury’s Active Kids

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
3HH Group Beavers Cubs Explorers Scouts

All, as usual we’ll be collecting these vouchers 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! Please do collect your vouchers and post them in the box in the HQ. What would be really great is if you can batch them up with rubber bands, adding a note of the number of vouchers enclosed as this will save us hours of counting. Please do get these in before the closing date (to be advised) though 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!

Christmas Parade Fri 30 Nov 2012

Thursday, November 29th, 2012
3HH Group Beavers Cubs Explorers Scouts

Calling all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and members of 3rd Hampton Hill Scout Group!

The Annual Hampton Hill Christmas Parade will take place on Friday 30th November 2012.

We are walking one way only up the High Street from Network House. We all need to be assembled in front of Network House by 6.15 pm (near the Rising Sun Pub). Our Position/Marker Number is 19. The parade aims to move off (begin) at 7pm.

Please wear your Uniform with warm/waterproof clothes undearneath.

Please collect your; Beaver, Cub, Scout, Explorer, from the City Plumbing car park (near the Traffic Lights – High Street and Park Road). Please ensure that on collection you inform one of the 3HH Leadership Team so we know that you Beaver/Cub/Scout/Explorer has been collected safely.

Please remember that the Road (High Street) will be closed to traffic from 530pm-830pm. Please plan your travel and drop off and pick ups with this in mind. See you there! :)

Christingle Church Parade Sunday 2nd December 2012

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
3HH Group Beavers Cubs Explorers Scouts

Don’t forget that it is Christingle Church Parade this Sunday 2nd December 2012. Meet at St James Church at 915am.

National Scout Air Rifle Championships 2011

Monday, October 17th, 2011
Explorers Scouts

With a heavy heart we returned the team rifle, team pistol and the Junior Connaught trophy (overall junior champions) when we returned to Bisley on Friday evening, ready to compete in this year’s competition. We also had quite a few team changes with most of last year’s winners having migrated up to Explorers meaning we were wondering how well our Scout team would do this year although we still had a really good number of competitors on our team. This of course did mean that we took our strongest ever Explorer team this year however even they knew they were competing in a very strong field. (more…)

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!

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.


Southern 50 Challenge Endurance Hike

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

The Southern 50 Challenge Endurance Hike is an annual event held in Feb each year. It is an endurance hiking event over the Chiltern Hills. Hampton Explorer Scout Unit got a mention in this years event . . .

. . . at the other end of the spectrum, the first team to set out were four Explorer Scouts from Hampton in Greater London South West, named ‘Don’t Worry, We’ve Got a Window’. They proved to have real staying power as they were the last team to finish in 22 hours and 22 minutes, spotting daylight breaking as they completed their event at 04:47 hours on Sunday morning.

This is a very challenging event! (I know, I’ve taken part 6 times! My longest time was 22 Hours and 2 minutes). Fantastic achievement – well done for sticking with it!

Full article can be found here;Southern 50 Challenge Report

Rich M

3HH Scouts Sikh Temple Visit Tues 18 Nov 08

Monday, November 10th, 2008
Explorers Scouts

As part of the ‘Faith Partnership Award’, we are lucky enough to visit Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha which is in Alice Way, Hanworth Road, Hounslow, Middlesex TW3 3UA. We’ll be visiting with some members of the local Explorer Scout unit.

Date : Tues 18th November 2008 7pm-8pm. Joint Meeting for Both Scout Troops. Full Scout Uniform must be worn.


Hampton explorers at CTT 2008 – nice moves James and Simon!!

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

CTT doesn’t quite remember such an excitable bunch of explorers – to say that all had a great time would be an understatement!! – check out the youtube videos of Apache

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District Explorers Open Day – 21 June 08

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
Explorers Scouts

Calling all scouts who are eligible to be explorers within the next 12 months i.e. anyone aged 13 and over.

The District are hold an event to give you the opportunity to meet the explorers and leaders from the majority of units across the District, get involved in some activities, find out about what is on offer as well as just have a good time.

It is on the 21 June 2008 from 1 – 6 PM at the 3rd Hampton HQ, 59 Percy Road Hampton.

Parents are also invited to accompany the scouts, especially as there will be a talk from some camping / hiking equipment suppliers, that are also mountain leader trained, as to what personal equipment is necessary to get the most out of activities etc and also the opportunity to purchase/order the appropriate kit.

If you think that you might plan to go along then please let one of the Scout leadership team know so that we can help the Explorers plan the catering etc….

GLSW “Nelson” Unit – WSJ 2007

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

Its a little mad – but well worth checking out what the Explorers who joined the Country “Nelson” World Jamboree contingent got up to!

Simply click on the play icon to view the YouTube video…

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Yes! Andy’s going to the party in 2007

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

He did it! He has managed to succesfully win a place to go to the World Jamboree 2007, the centenary celebrations.

Andy Williamson

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