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Explorer News - 1st Stretford (Longford) Scout Group

In a twist that could rival the latest Hollywood blockbuster, the local Explorers Scouts recently added a thrilling chapter to their adventure diaries during their last evening session. The usually intrepid Explorers, known for their outdoor escapades, decided to venture into the world of crossbow shooting. The air was charged with excitement as the explorersgeared up for a session that promised both skill development and an adrenaline rush.

The evening began with the scouts getting a feel for the traditional crossbow targets, hitting the bull's-eye with varying degrees of success. Laughter echoed through the air as some arrows found their mark, while others went on unexpected detours. Safety, of course, was the name of the game, with seasoned instructors guiding the explorers on the dos and don'ts of handling these medieval-inspired projectiles.

As the evening progressed, the evening took the challenge up a notch. With an audacious spirit, they swapped the regular targets for dart-like faces on the crossbow targets, adding a competitive edge to the evening. The atmosphere became electric as arrows zipped through the air, and cheers erupted each time a dart-face was successfully conquered. 

Learning the ropes of crossbow shooting wasn't just about hitting targets; it was a lesson in responsibility and safety. The explorers absorbed crucial insights on proper handling, aiming techniques, and the importance of teamwork. The evening not only fueled their sense of adventure but also instilled a newfound appreciation for the precision required in mastering this ancient yet exhilarating art.

As the session wrapped up, the Explorers Scouts were already plotting their next crossbow session. Watch out, world – the Explorers Scouts are armed and ready for their next bull's-eye bonanza!

Wednesday, 28 June 2023 16:33

Rubbish Explorers

Explorer's this week was absolute rubbish!


Using various different types of recycling, the Explorers were asked to create whatever they wanted in order to blow the leaders away.


From goblin gear to a full blown fortress (which unfortunately didn't survive much of a siege), the Explorers definitely let their creativity run wild this week. 

Tuesday, 28 February 2023 20:02

Finance Week!

This week at explorers we have been exploring the wonderful world of finance. We have been learning about taxes, currencies,budgets in a way where they created a currency e.g with pens and pans and they would often change price depending on a possible world scenario in a fun way!!  The explorers did really well and also had a chance of doing a quiz ! 


Great job Explorers!

Tuesday, 27 December 2022 09:11

Festive Fun!

To celebrate Christmas the explorers went to lazer tag and after all that energy burning they had a pizza feast of 15 pizzas! Merry christmas to all our explorers and thankyou for a great year. We look forward to seeing you all in the new year!

Tuesday, 29 November 2022 20:26

Programme Planning

This evening we have been doing some programme planning where the explorers planned their own Programme with a balance of awards,camps,fun stuff and lots of exciting ideas !!

Well done explorers !

 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.