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Tuesday, 08 October 2019 21:05

Quiz Night

This week, whilst half of the group were climbing, we had a quiz night. We were in groups of 2-6 and were asked questions in certain categories. The categories were sports, music, general knowledge, tv and film, geography and scouting. At first there two winning groups but we had a tie breaker and the overall winners were, Kipp, Luca, Wilf, Joe and Riley!
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 20:54

Team building

On our team building night we did many games developed our team work skills. We did a games like spaghetti where we all held hands with 2 random people in a circle and worked together to get back into a circle without being twisted. We also played a game where we all sat in a circle, blind folded, all holding one piece of rope and we had to try make it into a perfect square and then a star, which was very difficult! 

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 20:37

Mersey Moot, 13th - 15th September 2019

Mersey Moot is an annual camp for over 1000 Explorers, Guides, Young Leader and Network Members at Tawd Vale. There was activities to take part in, inculding, arts and crafts (which inculded Manly Crafts!), inflatables, a ferris wheel, circus skills, birds of prey, air rifle shooting and live music. However at night, there was a DJ, live rock band, silent disco and absolute CHAOS. Later at night everyone sat round a camp fire and played fun mind games. 

Friday, 20 January 2017 14:14

Past 2 weeks at Explorers

Explorers have been back for two weeks now. We’re all excited for the new programme to drop so until it does we have been playing some old-school games as well as some classic Explorer favourites One week we’ve had merry miming game charades. Frustrating, confusing and amusing in equal measure the Explorers enjoyed this one! One syllable, sounds like Sun. Yep, you guessed it, it was fun. Explorer’s have also enjoyed some firm favourites like dodgeball and bulldog among others. If you’ve never played dodgeball the rules are simple. Just don’t get hit by the ball. The clues in the name you see, dodge-ball. Keep your eyes peeled online for the new programme which should be appearing very soon. It’s going to be filled with creative and exhilarating activities. Is there another organisation where you can find activities like Murder Mystery nights and axe throwing all in the same place? I can’t think of anywhere either.
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 21:16

Cooking Challenge

The first full week at explorer was a cook off challenge. The unit was split into groups and given 15 minutes to go into Tesco and buy food for 2 courses one main and either a desert or starter with only £5. Team MEB were victorious with spaghetti carbonara for the main and a delicious home made chocolate cake. The losers were team diabetes with a strange choice of doughnuts wrapped in bacon and gnocchi in a tomato sauce. The runners up had a delicious stir fry and pancakes with chocolate sauce just pipped by teamwork. {joomplucat:10 limit=4}

 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.