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Beaver News - 1st Stretford (Longford) Scout Group
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Wednesday, 28 July 2021 14:29

19th & 21st JULY 2021

As the school's finish  for Summer, so we come to the end of another Beaver year.    We played some games and then had a Teddy Bear's picnic - with almost all of the Beavers bringing a soft toy with them.

This week we said good bye to William and Josie - we hope they enjoy going up into Cubs and stay with the Group for a long time,

Tuesday, 20 July 2021 15:45

12th & 14th JULY 2021

The weather on Monday 12th was not good and many Beavers were missing last week, due to isolation.    On Monday, the Beavers completed the Treasure Trail and then came back to the Ranche and played some water gates.    On Wednesday, the weather was much kinder to us and we played watergames.  The Beavers certainly enjoyed getting soaking wet (or most of them did)

Tuesday, 13 July 2021 11:57

5th & 7th JULY 2021

This week the Beavers went on a Treasure Hunt around Longford Park.    This was to cover part of badge where they had to do an outside activity with a purpose.    The Beavers were given a list of clues and they had to find

the sign, or other relevant information.    

Saturday, 03 July 2021 14:33

21st/23rd and 28th/30th JUNE 2021

Saturday, 03 July 2021 14:24

21st/23rd and 28th/30th JUNE 2021

The report this week is for the past 2 weeks.   The Beavers had two activities - the story was told on the Monday and the Green Cross Code on the Wednesday.  The second week the activities were changed over.


Deborah came and read a story to the Beavers - this was a story about a kite, that got stuck up a tree.   As they could not get the kite down, they threw a lot of other items to try and dislodge the Kite.   The Beavers were then given a piece of paper with the trunk of a tree printed on it.   They then were given leaves and pictures of some of the items to decorate the tree.


The second activity was the Green Cross Code - the Beavers were given one word from a phrase appertaining to the Green Cross Code.    The rest of the sentence was hidden in the grass - they had to find each sentence and determine which sentence it belonged too.   Both weeks the weather was very kind to us.  

Friday, 18 June 2021 16:13

Cyclist Badge 14th & 16th June

The Beavers completed the various stages of the Cyclist Badge this week. On both Monday & Wednesday two Lodges went out with the Leaders & Beavers wearing High Vis. Vests to ride round Longford Park. Meanwhile the other two Lodges were completing tests of their riding prowess and learning the basics of biking safety and maintenance. A pleasant way to spend a nice evening in the park as well as gaining an Activity Badge.

Tuesday, 01 June 2021 15:51

24th & 26th May

This week the Beavers had to solve some team challenges which is part of the Teamwork Challenge Award. 

1) A farmer has to get some corn, a chicken and a fox across a river but (s)he can only take one thing across at a time and cannot leave the chicken & corn or the fox and chicken together.

2) Remove a contaminated bucket from an island with help from a rope.

3) Guide a blind person along a string trail.

4) get the Lodge across a river with "floats" that only support one person and not enough to reach across the whole river.


As an alternative the other 2 Lodges were tackling an obstacle course. This is part of the Adventure Challenge Award.

Tuesday, 25 May 2021 11:11

Mon 24th May Obstacle Course

Sunday, 23 May 2021 15:51

19th May Mini Pioneering & Games

This week the Beavers were using thin sticks and, depending on Mon or Wed Colonies, masking tape or gardening wire  to construct something. We had given them some suggestions and pictures of full sized pioneering project such as a raft, flagpole or camp table. We found that using masking tape to secure the sticks did not work very well so the Wed Colony benefited from our experience. I provided lengths of fine gardening wire which worked much better. See a picture on the Monday post. 

One of the games this evening was called "Beans" where the Leader running the game called out a different type of Bean and the Beavers had to do an suitable activity. For example "Runner Bean" had them running on the spot. It kept them warm and they seemed to enjoy it.

Thursday, 20 May 2021 16:21

17th May Mini pioneering / Games

 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.