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Beaver News

Beaver News - 1st Stretford (Longford) Scout Group
Thursday, 05 November 2020 13:56




This was out last week meeting outside, as lockdown comes to us once again this week.


The Beavers had an enjoyable evening by toasting marshmallows.   They had to go and collect some twigs and put them on the embers of a fire and then toasting the marshmallow  on a  long cane.    They then had 

two sparklers each and after lighting them they stood and ate a toffee apple, whilst they watched a few fireworks.  

Friday, 30 October 2020 14:30

Navigation Training

On Sunday 18th October two of our Leaders, Edna and Owen, completed their BNAS (Baloo's Navigation Award Scheme). This covered navigation in the countryside using paths tracks and other linear features. Map interpretation and compass work and gives them a sound footing for future navigation courses, training and development


A big thank you to Mike (Baloo from Cubs) our resident navigation and hiking expert for giving up his time and putting on such a detailed training session.

Thursday, 29 October 2020 11:29


The Beavers are now  back holding face to face meeting, which are being held outside.


This week we celebrated Hallowe'en - the first task the Beavers had to do was to try and eat a doughnut tied on a piece of string, without using their hands.    They were all asked to bring a empty tin can and these were then made into a pyramid and they had to try and knock them down with a football.    Each Beaver was given a clipboard and they had to collect stickers to put on them.   We went further into the Park and several glow sticks had been put around the area, with a bag containing the stickers.    This was an activity they thoroughly enjoyed, especially as it was so dark and they had to use their torches.

Friday, 26 June 2020 10:17

Catapults - Group Challenge

The previous group challenge for all our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers was to create a catapult at home. The short video shows all our all entrants and this challenges winner.

Well done to all those involved.

Keep your eyes peeled on your emails for information about our upcoming virtual camp...

Sunday, 21 June 2020 23:48

Beavers - Sunflowers

In February, our Monday and Wednesday Beavers planted sunflower seeds and took them home to look after. Let's see how their flowers are doing now! 

 Longford Scouts is an active Scout Group based at the Ranche in Longford Park, Stretford in Manchester. We accept boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 18. We are a registered charity.