Explorer News

Explorer News

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 21:19

Explorer Birthday Party

Each year we celebrate explorers birthday, and this week was no different! We had games and snacks and pop to share. Also, we shared our ideas about what we want adding to the programme for the following year and camps.

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 21:18

DofE Updates

Lots of us were a bit behind on updating our evidence online for DofE, so this week we all brought in our tablets and laptops and got it all done! Now all we need to do is keep on remembering to upload our work.

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 21:15

Christmas Party

Laser Tag and Pizza! We showed off our stealthy skills in battling each other to victory and after, relaxing with lots of pizza and drinks. Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 21:07

Ready, Steady, Cook!

We began the night rushing around Tescos with exactly £7 for two groups! Our menu needed to have a main course and a dessert which would make a perfect meal for the leaders to judge. When we got back to the hut we didn't waste any time and got to work quickly on our gourmet meals. The two groups made mac n cheese, apple strudel, bangers n mash and a chocolate croissants. 

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 21:03

Skiing at Chill Factor

SNOW! We strapped on our skiing boots and grabbed our skis and hit the slopes. We were taught the basics of skiing; how to snow plough, how to backwards ski and also jump! Now we're all pro skiers!

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 21:12


Infection! Malaria, Measles and TB. To work towards our Platinum Scout Award, we had to make a 5 minute presentation about a given disease. In groups, all of us researched and created a news like presentation which we performed to the other explorers. We learnt and shared shocking infomation, and and in the time we did our news shows, we worked out that 69 people would have died from these 3 diseases. 

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 21:05


Balls everywhere. This week we went to the American Golf center where we shot golf balls into the distance. However, most of us weren't very good, but we tried our best. 

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 21:00

Bonfire Night

Over 500 people, the largest ever! 
We had snacks, sparklers, a bonfire and a half an hour long firework display. It was a bit muddy but we had yummy burgers to eat.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 20:55

Halloween Party!

For Halloween we had a Explorer party! Games, food, music and absolute chaos! We ate donuts off of strings, did apple bobbing and put our faces in bowls of flour (ew). Plus there were mummies made out of toilet paper!!

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 20:48

Manchester Monopoly

This week we did Manchester Monopoly around town. We dashed around taking pictures of different buildings and areas for points, we also had chance cards to gain extra points, for example, take a picture with a police officer! 

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 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.