Three Scouts have gained the Chief Scouts Gold Award, which is the highest award that can be gained in the Scout Troop. They are Sebastian Roney, Thomas St George, and Harry Hill.
Sebastian and Thomas have previously gained the Chief Scouts Award in both the Beavers and Cubs.
All three have now gone up to Explorers.
We are trying to work out which Scout has the record for the highest number of activity badges gained in the Troop as Sebastian, Thomas and Ali Nijabat all have between 40 and 44 badges each and we are checking the badge records.
Other Scouts who have done well are Eddie Adams 34 badges, Steven Nicholaou 32, Harry Hill 31, James Maycock 28, Blue Winnock 22, Ella Magen 21, Billy Ayto 19.
All these achievements are added to our 27th Chingford Scouts Honours Book.
During this term the Scouts have been working on Adventure, Expedition, Outdoor, Personal, Skills and Team work Challenge badges and Athletics, Climber, Cyclist, Do it yourself, Geocaching, Hikes, Survival Skills Activity badges and have had opportunities to go to a Survival skills camp and a parent and scout camp and visit Gilwell, Fairlop Waters, Danemead camp site, the Gunpowder Park, and Chingford Plains.
Four Cubs have gained the Chief Scouts Silver Award, the highest award in the Cub Pack. They are Adam Corrigan, Max Majid, Saif Nijabat, and Frankie Reed.
The current record for Activity Badges in the Cub Pack is 39 and is held jointly by Thomas St George and Ali Nijabat.
All 4 of the Cubs above are attempting to break the record and at the head of the chasing pack is Saif brother of Ali who has 36 Activity badges.
During this term the Cubs have been working on Adventure, Outdoors, Skills, Teamwork Challenges and Backwoods Cooking, Do it yourself and World Faiths activity badges.
Activities have included making a shelter in the forest, climbing at the boulder park, making a game, a Buddhist tea ceremony at Gilwell and tracking in the forest.
Leaders and Helpers
We are still looking for helpers in all sections, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts as more helpers helps to spread the load.
Please contact Group Scout Leader Malcolm Smithon 020 8524 2491 if you can help.
Half Term Playscheme for Y5 & Y6 at Chingford URC.
18 - 21 February 2019.
9am - 3pm
Arts & Craft, Drama & Songs , Games, Prizes, Challenges, Bible Stories and more.
Full Day £12
Half Day £6
Subsidised places available for siblings, certain benefit recipients and families allocated Pupil Premium.
Visit www.rbf.org.uk/weekendsholidays for more information and to register.
CAN YOU HELP?
Pilots is a Christian non-uniformed organisation for children aged 4 – 11 years.
Our Forest Group Pilots meet on Fridays from 6:00pm at Woodford Green. Suzanne Corney is the Pilots’ Captain, but she needs helpers.
Could you spare a few hours each week, or once a month, or from time to time? Any time you can spare would be welcome.
Please contact Ulrike on 020 8505 5542 or Suzanne on 020 8531 9168 and they will give you more details.
On 6th December, we welcomed two classes from the local primary school into our church building for the Christmas Experience!
With the help of Act4, a group working in the Synod to help churches with their children and youth work, we invited the children to experience Christmas by meeting some of the characters from the Christmas story.
In small groups, they went around the building listening and asking questions and collecting mementoes to take away.
The children met Mary as she did her chores and heard about what life was like for her in a small town in Judea.
Later they met the Angel Gabriel who told them about the message given to Mary.
Then they met the innkeeeper who told them about what was happening in Bethlehem and how Mary and Joseph could not find anywhere to stay.
And in a small side chapel they met a shepherd.
We were lucky to have Eileen Packe to help us as she grew up on a farm and her stories about life for shepherds were very authentic!
Thank you to our actors. We are doing it all again at Easter with a different cast of characters.
This Sunday, we will be holding a Remembrance Sunday Messy Church session at Woodford Green URC from 4 - 6pm.
This is all-age family worship. It is creative, relaxed and informal.
There will be a host of craft activities and games, we will reflect on what Remembrance Sunday is about and we'll share a simple meal together.
If you'd like to find out more, please contact Rev Ulrike Bell on 020 8505 5542.
From Monday 22 October to Thursday 25 October during Half Term, there will be a play scheme and bible holiday club at Chingford URC.
Morning and/ or afternoon sessions available.
For reception to Year 6 children.
£6 for a three hour session.
Arts and craft, drama, songs, prizes, stories, challenges, construction and games.
Register at www.rbf.org.uk
Messy Church will be held at Woodford Green URC on Sunday 9 July 2017, 4pm - 6pm.
This month's theme is Race For Life.
There will be fun and activities, a bible story and lots of food!
Messy Church will be held at Woodford Green URC on 14 May 2017, 4pm - 6pm.
This month's theme is PRAYER.
There will be prayer cubes, a graffiti wall, fizzy forgiveness, lego and paper people.
Fun and fellowship. And lots of food later on!
Messy Church at Woodford Green URC is on the second Sunday of every month.
Click here for all 2017 dates.
Activities and creative worship around the story of Jesus' temptation in the desert. What tempts you? How would you choose? Chocolate or oat biscuits? Crisps or lettuce? Tempted by the prospect of fame? by gadgets? by the desire to please?
There's loads to explore. Activities, then worship, then finish with a meal together. Sunday 4-6pm ,Woodford Green URC, High Elms IG8 0UP. All welcome!