Twickeree (Tri-Annual) District Camp 22nd-24th June 2012 – Invitation Letter

May 8th, 2012 posted by Rich
3HH Group

Twickeree has been held in the unique setting of Marble Hill Park since 1935, although it has taken various forms, most participants will know it as a weekend where all the Scout Groups in the District gather together for fun and some friendly rivalry. It allows the youngsters to see that there is bigger organisation beyond the Scout Hut doors and that they have many friends across the Borough. For some it is the one camp they are allowed to go to because its close by. For Leaders it is a great opportunity to share ideas, build confidence and make new friends. For Group Scout Leaders it can be an opportunity to get the parent helper enthused about taking on a larger role. It is a chance for all of us to show the public what Scouting is providing in the District. Our best advert is to see the young people having fun camping.
Please provide your completed forms and payment by not later than 1st June 2012.
Information and Forms are here;
3HH_TwickereeJune2012Invite
3HH_TwickereeHealthForm
Twickeree Booklet 2012 Parent Final
Please note that information for Beavers will be sent separately.

Annual Parish Report

May 8th, 2012 posted by Rich
3HH Group

Please see a copy of our Group Report provided to the Parish – St. James. It contains a summary and highlights of the period March 2011 – March 2012.
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Wacky Racers Beaver Sleepover

May 5th, 2012 posted by Jane
Beavers

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While we have some more photos to sort out for you, we thought you’d like to take a look at the Beavers’ latest sleepover.
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Fourteen lucky Beavers from 3HH were able to stay over for the night, make wacky racers and play a ton of games. A big shout out for those who were brave enough to do their first ever night away from home, those who earnt their first Nights Away award and of course…. those adults mad enough to give up their night to run the camp. Well done everyone! :-)
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St George’s Day Parade 2012

April 24th, 2012 posted by Simon
3HH Group

As you can see from the pictures, our own Rich Moody was presented with the Silver Acorn award by the County Commissioner Ian Newbery at this year’s St Georges Day Parade. The announcement of the award was greeted with much appreciation by all of 3HH (yes, in other words we made a whole load of noise much to Rich’s embarrassment)!
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The Silver Acorn is an award in recognition of especially distinguished service and was first introduced as a St. Georges Day Award in 1933. It is not normally awarded until after at least the Award for Merit (for Outstanding Service) has been gained and a further five years’ service has been completed. It is therefore seldom awarded for less than 20 years’ service.
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The citation reads: Silver Acorn Awarded to Richard Moody 23 April 2012 by the Chief Scout Bear Grylls. Nominated Member to The Scout Association Council, Group Scout Leader (3rdHampton Hill), Training Advisor (Richmond-Upon-Thames) and formerly holder of multiple Leadership Roles at 3rd Hampton Hill since 1988 (Assistant Scout Leader, Venture Scout Leader and Assistant Group Scout Leader), International Service Team Member for EuroJam 2005 and World Scout Jamboree 2007 Delivery Team (Off-Site Programme – ‘Splash!’).
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On speaking with other leaders and parents after presentation of his award Rich said:
“This is a reflection on the whole Group and the fantastic Team of all the adults at 3rd Hampton Hill. It is very nice to be recognised and acknowledged for what you do. It is the great team of committed and enthusiastic people around me here that contribute to the continuing success of providing quality, enjoyable scouting.”

Cubs Magic Night Photos

April 24th, 2012 posted by Simon
Cubs

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Cub Section Summer Programme

April 20th, 2012 posted by Rich
Cubs

Please see the copy of the Cub Section programme for the summer term;
3HH Cubs Programme Summer 2012

St Georges Day Parade – Sun 22nd April 2012

April 19th, 2012 posted by Rich
3HH Group

Please drop off your Beaver, Cub, Scout, Explorer in Full Smart Uniform (with a Raincoat!) at Richmond Green at 10.30am so we can be ready to parade at 11.00am.

We will parade through Richmond and along Sheen Road to Christ’s School.

We will have the usual ceremony at Christ’s School and then return to Richmond Green.

Due to the parking availability at the school and the numbers involved this has been considered the simplest and safest option for us.

The pick up time at Richmond Green is expected to be 1.00pm.

Scouts Easter Camp Wrap Up and the Camp Donuts Recipe!

April 8th, 2012 posted by Simon
Scouts

A quick round up for parents and scouts alike from John H…

Hopefully your scouts are now clean and warm after coming back from Easter Camp. I know that I was very glad to have a night of sleep last night without having to spend 15 minutes trying to warm up two sleeping bags, three layers of clothing, and a woolly hat!

Congratulations for surviving some very testing weather conditions (we apparently had a minus 2 on one night). It would appear that camp donuts were the firm favourite so I have attached the recipe below so your scouts can give you an example of what they did at camp.

I will try to find some photos, but I will say we were woefully short of leaders with cameras so they might be in short supply this time (my apologies on that one I just didn’t think I would have time to take those pictures and wasn’t wrong). So here’s a recap of what your scouts did at camp just in case as usual you can’t get the information out of them or the bog standard answer of “I don’t remember!” Read the rest of this entry »

Cub Cowboy Easter Camp

April 5th, 2012 posted by Wend
Cubs

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Scouts Hammock ‘n Tarp Camp 2012 Photos

March 11th, 2012 posted by Simon
Scouts

A massive congratulations to those that took part in the Hammock and Tarp camp last weekend. The weather was brilliant during the day and painfully cold during the night. We were thrilled to see you all there – especially since it was the first overnight experience camping out for some of the newer scouts. As particular highlights, Poppy was invested while dangling from the crate stacking and achieving her very first night away badge, and Emily and Tom nailed the final requirement for their Chief Scout Gold Awards – a huge well done guys!

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Quiz Night 28 April 2012 – Fun for All! All Welcome! (Book Early)

March 9th, 2012 posted by Rich
3HH Group

We will be holding a Family & Friends Quiz Night on Sat 28 April 2012. 630pm for a 7pm Start at 3rd Hampton Hill Scout HQ. All Welcome! Teams of 8. Please do spread the word and put the date into your diary. Last year we were full on the night so please buy your tickets early.
We will have a Bar and the ticket price will include a Fish & Chip Supper (or Chicken Nuggets, or Pasty).

Flyers and more details can be found here

Sainsburys Active Kids 2012 & Tescos Too!

February 29th, 2012 posted by Paul
3HH Group

Hi all, once again we’re taking part in the Sainsburys Active Kids and Tesco promotion, their very valuable voucher schemes that have gained us a large amount of free equipment in previous years. They have a great range of both games and camping equipment and this allows us to supplement our kit as well as replacing aged equipment, in other words it helps us to keep our costs down. Our collecting boxes are in the main hall and our target will be to exceed our best collection which amounted to some 5000 vouchers. It would be really appreciated if you could do us the immense favour of sorting your vouchers into bundles of singles or fives before popping them in the collecting box and if possible mark each bundle with the quantity therein; you can’t imagine how long it takes to sort and count 5000 vouchers otherwise!
Examples of what we’ve gained include minor stuff ranging from footballs and games through to tents and similar camping equipment. As you can see this is therefore a really valuable scheme for us, so please do help your group to improve and increase its stock and all at nil cost to you. Our thanks in advance :-)

Scouts Hammock & Tarp Camp 10th & 11th March 2012

February 16th, 2012 posted by Simon
Scouts

We’re delighted to announce the 3HH Scouts “hammock ‘n tarp” camp. The camp will be run at the Walton Firs campsite in Cobham. Timings are early afternoon Saturday 10 March 2012 until mid-afternoon on Sunday 11 March 2012.
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Please note that we only have limited places available. Hopefully we’ll be able to accommodate everyone who wants to come along, but priority will definitely be given to those needing their Outdoor Plus challenge badge as part of their final prep for the coveted Gold Chief Scout award.
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This will be a reasonably low key and relaxed event; the perfect way to ease back into the camping season after the winter’s break. Upon arrival and settling in, we’ll spend the Saturday afternoon having a go at creating lots of different styles of tarp shelter “Ray Mears” style, playing some games, practising some fire lighting methods and then setting up our hammocks for the night. The next morning we’ll have a less than healthy fried breakfast, chill out a while and then try one of the site activities such as caving, climbing or crate staking. For Sunday lunch we’ll get the trangia stoves out and see who the best campsite master chef is!
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Keep an eye out for an email with the Invitation and more details . . .

If you go down to the woods tonight…

January 8th, 2012 posted by Simon
Scouts

How do you fancy a nice stumble around in the dark navigating between bases where strange and exciting tasks have to be performed?

Afterwards you’ll return to the campsite to grab a few hours much needed sleep and then enjoy a huge breakfast of bacon or sausage butties the next day, before returning home again around lunchtime. If you think that you are up for it then come and join us for the favourite event of the Scouting calendar: the “County Night Hike” on 24/25 March 2012!

So far the location is a big mystery and won’t be announced until nearer the time. But you can be sure it will be dark, rather muddy and perhaps even a touch spooky! :-)

Look out for the invite email and get your form in soonest. We’ve only a limited number of places and there’s a lot of you!

Simon

Scouts Spring 2012 Programme

January 5th, 2012 posted by Simon
Scouts

We hope that you had an awesome Christmas, ate far too many sweets and are now looking forward to getting back to school / homework this week… ;-)

Just in case you were wondering our first nights back will be Tuesday 10th / Friday 13th January. There’s a ton of stuff organised for this term and we know that you’ll have a blast. Our first night back will be the usual games, sorting out patrols and grabbing a chance to chat about the term’s programme.

If youa re keen to know what we’ll be up to this term you check out the attached.

Looking forward to seeing you all next week and in the meanwhile, good luck with ironing your uniforms. Let’s see if everyone can make a real effort to come along in proper scout shirt, scarf and trousers … perhaps even with all your badges sewn on! (just in case you aren’t sure where the badges go you can check here)

All the best!
The Scout Team

Festive Greetings, Thanks! and 2012

December 16th, 2011 posted by Rich
3HH Group

Wow! Another year is nearing its end. It has been a busy and successful year for 3rd Hampton Hill. The highlight for many being the fantastic trip to Kandersteg in the Summer. Once again all the Sections have enjoyed a wonderful and engaging programme of meetings, events and actvities.

I would like to say a very BIG THANKS to the Leadership Teams and Group Executive at 3HH for all their hard work this year.

2012 is shaping up to be another busy year. We are moving forward with plans for our Scout HQ Extension, Quiz Night in March, Section Camps are being planned, we have our Family Camp in May at Walton Firs, and also Twickeree the tri-annual District Camp in Marble Hill Park, Twickenham in June. It is also the Queens Jubilee and the Olympics which I am sure will feature in Section Programmes as well. We have opportunities for adult involvement in Leadership and suporting roles. We are specifically looking to recruit more Help with Cubs and Beavers.

I wish you all a very happy, relaxed and enjoyable Christmas. Best wishes for a wonderful 2012!

I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

Kindest regards and best wishes

Rich M
Group Scout Leader

Scouts – Skating at Hampton Court Tue 6 Dec 2011

November 28th, 2011 posted by Rich
3HH Group Scouts

PLACES STILL AVAILABLE!

This evening is open to all Scouts, Leaders Parents and Siblings. We have pre-booked 40 places for Scouts and 10 places for adults.

Cost will be £7.20 and will be available on a first come, first served basis; we will do our best to order more tickets once the pre-booked tickets have gone however no guarantees can be given and the price may rise a little as we won’t be able to get a further group booking prices.

We are hoping to get permission to invest all those still waiting to be invested on the ice immediately after the session.

Please all make your own transport arrangements for arrival at 7.15 and pick up at 9pm at the rink in the palace grounds.

Download the Form;
Skating at Hampton Court Ice Rink 6 Dec 2011

Please return forms (available as download – see above or from Scout Section Meetings) with payment to 3HH HQ Box marked Ice Skating at Hampton Court Palace no later than Tuesday 29 November 2011.

Hampton Hill Christmas Parade – tonight

November 25th, 2011 posted by Rich
3HH Group

Don’t forget that we will be taking part in the Annual Hampton Hill Christmas Parade again this year – tonight!

This year the parade starts at 730pm from Network House near Rising Sun Pub and Pantile Bridge (i.e. from the opposite end to normal). The Parade is also One-Way only. We will therefore stop at the Traffic Lights by Park road and Pickup will be from the Plumbing Supplies Shop just off Park Road.

The High St will close to traffic from 630pm with the parade starting at 7.30 pm from a new starting point, near the Rising Sun. The parade will go in one direction only which will mean a shorter parade which will help get the little ones out of the cold and give our older visitors more time to enjoy the post parade entertainment.

Kandersteg – Review ‘Show & Tell Evening’ – 24 Nov 2011 – All Welcome

November 18th, 2011 posted by Rich
Kandersteg 2011

Reminder – Don’t forget to Join Us next Thursday 24 November . . .
You are all invited to join us at the 3HH KISC Review Show and Tell Evening – Thursday 24 November 2011

Open to All Members of 3HH and their Families, (if your scout went and you want to find out more about what they did, or whether your child may like to go in the future and you want to know what we got up to this time!)

Time 7.45pm – 8.45pm at 3HH Scout HQ.

Refreshments served :)

KISC is the Kandersteg International Scout Campsite, in the Swiss Alps.

Looking forward to seeing you there
from
the 3HH Leadership team

Shameless Plug for a Super Local Trader!

November 3rd, 2011 posted by Paul
3HH Group

All, when you’re watching the fireworks at Scouts this week, don’t forget to thank Richard Newman who makes such an effort to produce such a watchable display of pyrotechnics as well as making his own donation to the cause. The major contributor to the display however is Danny at TAPS Newsagents in Hampton Hill High St, who year after year suffers us turning up on his doorstep and twisting his arm for donations and discounts. Year after year after we’ve knocked him down and general abused his good nature he disappears into his storeroom and reappears with an armful of extras that really ensures our display goes with a bang.

So, shameless plug – let’s all support our local traders and especially Danny at Taps, a local fireworks retailer who knows his stock well and can give excellent advice on what will work well for you.

Danny you’re a star, thanks very much!

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