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Beaver News

Beaver News - 1st Stretford (Longford) Scout Group
Saturday, 15 May 2021 15:18

10th & 12th MAY 2021

As part of their 'My World Challenge" the Beavers have to conribute to a community activity.    This week 2 of the lodges went out on a litter pick in the Park whilst the other lodges sampled some items of fairtrade food and compared them to food that was not fairtrade.   The lodges then swopped activities.    Well done to Jay Lodge for collected the most litter.

Friday, 07 May 2021 13:03


On a very wet Monday night and a cold Wednesday night, this week the Beavers took part in Highland Games.     They took turns to Toss the Caber,   see how far they could run,   threw the welly and saw how far they could jump.   A good night enjoyed by all.   

Sorry forgot to take a photograph - again

Friday, 30 April 2021 13:48


This week the Beavers had two activities - whilst two lodges were having a go at doing Archery, the second two lodges went out orienteering  around the park.     The Beavers were each given a map and a grid reference to find where we were going.    The Beavers showed competence at

finding the right locations and enjoyed running around.  

Monday, 26 April 2021 10:19

St George's Day Craft & Games

In the first week back to Face to Face Meetings the Beavers played games with a Lodge at a time being taken out to make finger puppets. Unfortunately each Lodge had insufficient time to colour in the puppet and cut it out in the time available. I hope that some at least completed them at home. The games played were those that the Beavers had said were their favourites at a recent Log Chew. The games were "Run or Catch" which depends on the Beavers ability to catch a soft ball whilst members of one Lodge are running round a circle. Then the old favourite of "Traffic Lights" where the Beavers run, walk or stop depending on the colour of the traffic light. Lastly "Corners" where the Beavers go to a corner, maintaining a 2 metre distance and hope that their corner is not the one chosen by a Leader. If so all in that corner are "rested" and so on until there is a winner.

Thursday, 01 April 2021 14:06

Easter activities

This week the meeting was based on Easter. We started with a Duck Race. Each Beaver had a duck which was raced by computer to a finish line. No skill needed it was up to the computer as to the result of each race. We then had the Beavers chasing round their houses looking for hidden letters from clues given them. When they had collected the letters they had to work out a message. The meeting finished with the Beavers baking a chocolate cake using a microwave. I only managed to capture one picture of the results but there were some good looking cakes. Some could not resist the temptation to sample the raw results before they went into the microwave. This could well be the last of the Zoom Meetings. Some certainly hope so and cannot wait to get back to Face to Face Meetings even if they must be held outside. At least the weather should be getting warmer rather than when we last had Face to Face Meetings going into Winter.

 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.