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District Cubs Air Rifle Competition - 3rd Rainham win again!!! (11 October 14)
On the 11th of October the District Cub Air Rifle competition was held at 8th Hornchurch Headquarters. This year 40 cubs attended the competition from 7 different cub packs; 1st Elm Park, 2nd Elm Park, 1st Rainha ... read more
3rd Rainham Cook Scrumptious Pancakes! (4 March 14)
In-keeping with the culinary tradition of Shrove Tuesday, 3rd Rainham Beavers, Cubs and Scouts all took to the stove to make their very own special pancakes. It's a time of year that the youngsters look forward to ... read more
Festive Fun at Beavers Christmas Party (1 December 13)
The festive season has arrived with a bang. The beavers at 3rd Rainham Scout Group joined other beavers throughout Hornchurch district for the annual Christmas party on 1st December. This year the festivities were ... read more
3rd Rainham Participate in Remembrance Sunday (10 November 13)
On Sunday 10th November 2013, 3rd Rainham Scout Group joined the rest of the country and paid tribute to the service men and women who lost their lives in defending their country. The ceremony commenced with a sh ... read more
Beavers Go Potty (3 October 13)

On Thursday 3rd October 2013 The beavers from 3rd Rainham Scout Group visited the Fairkytes Art Centre in Hornchurch for some creative pottery-making fun. The kids had been looking forward to this day for some ... read more

3rd Rainham Flock to RSPB Nature Reserve (25 April 13)
On a sunny spring day in April, over forty young members from 3rd Rainham Scout Group flocked to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) nature reserve at Rainham marshes.
The beavers, cubs and ... read more
Beaver Balloon Travels to Austria (30 March 13)
A helium-filled balloon, released by one of our 3rd Rainham beavers, sailed across Europe all the way to a small town in Upper Austria. The balloon was recovered by a gentleman who was out walking his dog, and he i ... read more
Back in time to Havering Museum (7 March 13)
On Thursday 7th March 2013, the beavers of 3rd Rainham Scout Group took a journey back in time to the Havering Museum in the heart of Romford.
The adventures began in the evening at about 5pm when 16 exci ... read more
A Journey into Space (15 December 12)
Ten young astronauts from 3rd Rainham Scouts Group went on a voyage of discovery to the Southend Planetarium and museum on Saturday 15th December 2012. Our speedy spaceship propelled us towards Southend, where we s ... read more
Festive Fun at Beavers Christmas Party (2 December 12)
On Sunday 2nd December 2012, beavers from all over Hornchurch district descended on Upminster Methodist Church for the district Christmas party. It was an exciting day with lots of fun, food and entertainment.
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3rd Rainham Participate in Remembrance Sunday (11 November 12)
On Sunday 11 November 2012, the beavers, cubs and scouts of 3rd Rainham took part in the annual remembrance day parade and service held at the war memorial in the heart of Rainham. This important event is held thro ... read more
Much Ado at Kubadoo (6 October 12)
There was much ado at Hargreaves Scout campsite on Saturday 6th October for the annual Kubadoo festival. The Beavers and Cubs from 3rd Rainham attended, and were eager to have some boisterous fun with the multitude ... read more
Beavers Encounter World’s Deadliest Creatures (12 May 12)
Snakes and tarantulas are some of the world’s scariest and most deadly creatures. They strike fear in the hearts of even the bravest and most experienced animal experts. However, on a sunny Saturday in May, the ... read more
Scouts Hike in the Picturesque Peak District (5 May 12)
In May 2012, 4 of our Scouts took part in a 4 day hiking weekend in the Peak District. We travelled up to Edale on Friday night, before having to travel across 3 fields to find the camping barn we would be staying in ... read more
Beavers, Cubs and Scouts Win Awards (29 March 12)

After a year of hard work and outstanding success, the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts of the 3rd Rainham Scout Group were presented with a range of awards to mark their achievements. On Thursday March 29th we held our ... read more

ShelterBox continues to distribute aid in flood-stricken Thailand (1 November 11)
as 3rd Rainham have helped Shelterbox with fundraising I thought it would be good to notify you of the work they do. ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) members in Thailand are working hard to deliver emergency shelter ... read more
Shelterbox respond to Turkey earthquake (23 October 11)
as 3rd Rainham have helped Shelterbox with fundraising I thought it would be good to notify you of the work they do. On the 23 October, a massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southeast Turkey. Approximately 2,0 ... read more
Docklands Scout Project – Water Activity Day (8 October 11)
Around 80 Cubs and Scouts boarded the HQTS Lord Amory in London's Docklands on Saturday to take part in Rowing, Dinghy Sailing, Kayaking and Open Canoeing. The weather may not have been as balmy as the previous ... read more
Downpour doesn’t stop the London Scavenger Hunt (18 July 11)
First it drizzled, then it rained, and finally, it poured. However, not even the great British summer could dampen the spirits of the hundreds of Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Guides who took part in ShelterBox’s 201 ... read more
Rainham Scouts Combine for 25 Mile Bike Ride (21 May 11)
On the morning of Saturday 21st May, 17 enthusiastic scouts got on their bikes and cycled over 20 miles around the Essex countryside. In one of the first joint events of its kind, 2nd and 3rd Rainham Scout groups c ... read more
Cubs Earn Prestigious Chief Scout Silver Award (21 March 11)
The highest award available to Cubs is the Chief Scout Silver Award. At 3rd Rainham we’re honoured that two of our fantastic pack members have achieved this prestigious accolade for the first time in our history. H ... read more
3rd Rainham Raise Money for the British Heart Foundation (5 February 11)
Good exercise and being active is important for a healthy heart, and at 3rd Rainham Scout Group we always encourage our youngsters to be fit and healthy. On Saturday 5th February the Cubs and Scouts took part in a ... read more
Scouts Tour Historic Rainham Parish Church (3 February 11)
On Thursday 3rd February, the scouts at 3rd Rainham visited the beautiful St Helen & St Giles Parish Church in the heart of Rainham. Lead by the reverend Graham Dowling, the youngsters learnt about the wonderfu ... read more
Essex Air Ambulance Visit 3rd Rainham (13 January 11)
On Thursday 13 January, 3rd Rainham Scout Group was pleased to welcome the Essex Air Ambulance to give a talk to their young members. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and informative evening where the Beavers, Cubs a ... read more
3rd Rainham Young Leader Wins Award (18 November 10)
Brilliant 18 year old, Rachel Littlewood, has been recognized for her exceptional skill, dedication and hard work with the coveted Jack Petchey Award. On 18th November 2010 Rachel received the award at a ceremony h ... read more
We Will Remember Them (14 November 10)
Sunday 14th November 2010 was Remembrance Sunday and was marked throughout the United Kingdom with wreath laying ceremonies across many towns and cities. In Rainham, there was the customary parade and memorial serv ... read more
Cub Scouts Successfully Complete ShelterBox Challenge (11 November 10)
It's not all fun and frolic at 3rd Rainham Scout Group. Through a series of challenges, the Cubs have begun learning that millions of people worldwide don’t enjoy the same fun and games they regularly experience. ... read more
Guy Fawkes Extravaganza a Huge Success (5 November 10)
3rd Rainham Scout Group knows how to host a party! On Friday 5th November at the Cherrywood campsite in Purfleet, the group held a spectacular fireworks and bonfire show to commemorate Guy Fawkes night. Improving o ... read more
Beavers and Cubs Visit Wennington Fire Station (21 October 10)
Fire fighters have the coolest job in the world. They play around with powerful water hoses; slide down long poles; and drive around in large noisy gadget-filled fire engines. The Beavers and Cubs at 3rd Rainham we ... read more
Survival Skills for Cub Scouts (14 October 10)
Ray Mears, the well-known bushcraft expert, famously said 'knowledge is the key to survival and the best thing about that is: it doesn't weigh anything!'
His insights are very true and show the importance and ... read more
Scouts Complete 20 Mile Bike Ride Around Essex (9 October 10)
We're proud of our scouts! As well as being some of the loveliest kids you'll ever meet, they also showed that they're tough too! 20 miles is a long way for even the most experienced cyclists, but our scouts weren' ... read more
Sharp Shooter Cub Scoops Prize (9 October 10)
One of the most eagerly anticipated events in the Cub Scout calendar is the Air Rifle Contest. Groups from all over Hornchurch district begin planning well in advance, to take aim at the top prize. It’s an enjoyab ... read more
3rd Rainham Scout Group Launches Exciting New Website (1 October 10)
We're proud to announce the launch of our brand new website at www.3rdRainham.com. This innovative new site replaces the previous version and promises to offer a lot more up to date and relevant information. Aimed ... read more