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.

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

3HH Scout Section Programme Spring 2014

January 10th, 2014 posted by Rich

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.
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.

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 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).

Scout Section – Welcome Back & Autumn Programme

September 13th, 2013 posted by Rich

Hi everyone!

We hope that you all had a fabulous summer break. Just to confirm that we’re back to Scouts this as of this week. Amazingly we even managed to create the term’s programme before we get back! It’s included here 3HH Scouts Autumn Programme 2013 your reference but needless to say, it’ll be an action packed and fun filled term. The major theme is the Survival Activity Badge but there’s also heaps of other stuff including a few joint evenings so please pay close attention.

There’s one thing to specifically call out: although invitation letters haven’t yet been sent out, we are entering 2 teams for the annual Day Prowl event. It’s scheduled for Sunday 6 October. Day Prowl is an ‘Incident Hike’ competition, for teams of 4 to 7 Scouts or Guides. There’s no overnight stay on this one – but they’re sure to come back with a big grin and sore feet! If your Scout thinks they might like to take part could you please drop me a line? There’s limited places (2 teams of 6 to cover both 3HH troops) and time isn’t on our side.

Since it’s also new term we’d be grateful if you can please bring in your subs. As usual its £40 per term, or £110 for the year if you want to pay in one hit. And if you still owe for last term, please bring that in as well. We have lists if you need to check.

Looking forward to a great term!

(on behalf of Talons & Claws Scout Troop Leadership Teams)

Cubs – Welcome Back and Autumn Programme

September 12th, 2013 posted by Rich

A huge welcome back to 3rd Hampton Hill Cubs. We all hope you’ve had a fab summer break and are full of energy to take part in another busy term.
Needless to say, we’ve a fun packed programme, covering some badges and linking with another group. There’s competitions, a couple of which we are defending champions.
As always we like to mix things up and have activities ranging from, educational in the guise of sign language, some cooking skills, a sleepover or 2, a cultural visit out to a sikh temple, and then there’s ‘talk like a jedi’. You know it makes sense and you only get it at 3HH ;)
Please see the attached programme;

Welcome back . . . and 3HH Maintenance Day 21 Sept 2013

September 3rd, 2013 posted by Rich
3HH Group

Welcome Back! Hope you all had a wonderful summer break.

The Sections are planning another great term of meetings and actvities.

Calling All Hands . . . HELP NEEDED PLEASE
As previously advertised we plan to hold a 3HH Maintenance Day on Saturday 21st September 2013.
We will provide Refreshments and Biscuits throughout the day.
Times are 1000 till 1630 (latest finish will be 1700).
There will be a list of varied jobs throughout the day (both inside and outside) which will be co-ordinated by the 3HH QMs (John H and Paul F).

Please bring your own Work Gloves, Wellies/Boots, and wear old (working) clothes.
Some of the jobs will be outside (depending on weather, so please come prepared).

Many Hands make light of work . . . so even if you can only spare an Hour to lend a hand, please do come along and help out.

Very Many Thanks.
Rich Moody
(On behalf of all at 3HH).

Scouts Summer Camp 2013

August 8th, 2013 posted by Rich

Summary of recent camp at Broadstone Warren Scout Camp . . .
Despite the smaller numbers and shortened duration it all seemed to go off very well. :) Sleeping out in hammocks and tarps, just like Ray Mears, was a wonderful new experience for most of the Scouts. While we didn’t manage to do all the stuff that we had aimed to, the highlights included: zip wire, pooh sticks in the Hundred Acre Wood, crate stacking, stalking fluffy bunny rabbits, learning to split wood using just an oversized sheath knife, cooking over open fires and micro navigation while hiking in the rain! Apparently lolling around in the hammocks, shooting the breeze and playing cards was also quite acceptable to the Scouts. Although there were biblical portions of wet stuff at times I am assured that in hindsight it was “character building”! Broadstone Warren more than lived up to its well-deserved reputation as 400 acres of ancient woodlands with plenty of space to explore – we only saw a small corner of it and I’ve no doubt we’ll be back again before too long. Well done and thanks to all the scouts and the Leadership Team (Simon, Jane, Rich & Lucy).

Pictures here; 3HH Scouts Summer Camp 2013

Happy Holidays!

July 24th, 2013 posted by Rich
3HH Group

Wishing you all safe travels and happy holidays.

In terms of some early planning in the Autumn Term there are two Events for diaries;

3HH Maintenance Day(s) – Will be one of these dates Sat 21st or Sun 22nd Sept or Sun 13 Oct. To Be Confirmed.

St James Church Celebration Sleepover (Cubs & Scouts) Sat 5th & Harvest Church Parade Event (All Sections) Sun 6th Oct.

Kindest regards and very best wishes.

Rich M
Group Scout Leader

Multiple Use Games Area Holly Rd Rec (Consultation due 22 July 2013)

July 19th, 2013 posted by Rich
3HH Group

All members

Please see attached documents form the Council Parks Dept asking for views about a proposed Multiple Use Games Area on Holly Rd Rec. Consultation ends 22 July 2013.

Holly Road MUGA Questionnaire v4 (2)

SuperScout Joint Evening Tuesday 16th July

July 12th, 2013 posted by Paul

All, don’t forget it’s a joint evening this Tuesday at 7pm the HQ, our annual SuperScout challenge, “beyond the ability of mere mortals”…. come and be challenged and amaze with your physical prowess, mental agility and accuracy…. Can you lift the trophy and take the coveted title of SuperScout 2013?

Boro Camp info

July 5th, 2013 posted by Rich
Cubs Scouts

Arrive at Walton Firs camp site on Friday 5th July at 7 pm, please do not arrive early. Cubs and scouts please have your eve meal before you arrive.
You can find us on the far left corner of the site – Training Field – over the footbridge by the Ravine.
Collection: The closing ceremony Sun is at 3.30 pm, we would appreciate parents arriving early to help pack away.
Please bring cake for all to share, nut free please.
There is Racing at Sandown today so please take account of this for travel purposes.
Kit List is below; dont forget Sun Hat, Sun Cream and Drinks Bottle!
boro camp kit list 2013

Scouts Rowing (‘Pulling’) Tues 2nd July 2013

June 28th, 2013 posted by Rich

Rowing details as follows:

Tuesday 2nd July, 2013, we are Rowing, or to be absolutely correct ‘Pulling’ on the Thames at Richmond.
…. and for the technically minded, Rowing involves ‘Feathering’ the oar after every stroke, ‘Pulling’ doesn’t :) )

Whatever…we will propel, surprisingly well, two beautiful and unique replica Shallops of the Fifteenth century (as used by Aristocracy and Very Rich in Henry VII’s time), and a couple of whalers, up or down the Thames, probably both, according to the captains whim.

Its great fun, join us please.

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

Meet at the Towpath near Richmond Bridge 6.30pm, Pick up 9pm same place

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

There is limited parking nearby down Friars Lane/Water Lane, 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

Water Rocket Challenge!

June 21st, 2013 posted by Rich
Cubs Scouts

The Cubs and Scouts had a fantastic evening on Wed 19 June 2013 at NPL taking part in the Water Rocket Challenge.

Both the Cubs and Scouts had spent time during Section Meetings learning about the mechanics and design of the Rockets, and then having a go at building and launching them.

The Cubs took part in the Water Rocket Workshops at the NPL event, launching Rockets they had made previously and making and launching more under the guiding eyes and hands of the Staff and Volunteers at the Event.

The Scouts took part in the Challenge Competition – this involved launching a rocket 3 times and attempting to get it into the scoring zones marked out on the field. They thought that they were out of the running after some rocket repair/misfire and launching issues (breaking a brand new launcher on the second round) but still managed to get second place and only missed first by 6 points. Well done 3HH. First place next year ;)

A wonderful fun evening enjoyed by all!

A Big Thanks from all at 3HH to all the organisers and volunteers that ran this event.

This Saturday! 3HH Annual Celebration and Review Event Sat 8 June 2013

May 7th, 2013 posted by Rich
3HH Group

This Saturday . . .

Open Invitation from 3rd Hampton Hill Scout Group

Please join us for our Annual Group Celebration Event on Saturday 8th June 2012 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 Welcome! We look forward to seeing you there!

Documents below;

Rich Moody
Group Scout Leader

Martin Riddell
Group Chair

3rd Hampton Hill

Cubs – Summer 2013 Programme

April 26th, 2013 posted by Rich

Copy of the Summer 2013 Cub Programme can be found here;
3HH Cub Prog Summer 2013

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