Beaver News - 1st Stretford (Longford) Scout Group
Beaver News

Beaver News

Last week we forgot to take photos but enjoyed a night hike around the park, finding and collecting glow sticks on the way.

In honour of St Andrew’s Day, we held our own Highland Games this week. We played a sheep shearing relay race game with pegs, held a tug of war tournament and tried our hand at caber tossing and welly wanging. 
On Wednesday we gave out another Bronze Award. 

Friday, 17 November 2023 17:51

13th and 15th November - Diwali

The Beavers learned about Diwali to complete 2 more clauses of our My World challenge badge. We played an action story game, made diya lamps out of clay and tried some yoga! On Monday, another Bronze badge was awarded, the highest award a Beaver can earn.
Monday, 06 November 2023 14:57


Several weeks ago the Beavers were asked to draw a plan of a model they could make with recyclable material. This week they brought in any material they had and made the model they had planned. This is part of the Builder Challenge
Thursday, 19 October 2023 22:42

16th & 18th October - Lodge challenges

We continued working on our Teamwork Challenge by taking turns to lead our lodge in various challenges - including building flag poles, untangling a “human knot” and crossing the river using crates.

Monday, 09 October 2023 21:38

Monday Beavers 09/10/23

Tonight the beavers went out to collect natural items such as leaves then upon their return to the lodge they turned into pictures or animals from lions to turtles.

Wednesday, 04 October 2023 18:44

Wednesday 4.10.23

This week the beavers were focusing on their teamwork and leadership skills. They did this by working together to turn over a piece of tarp without stepping off, and working together to build the tallest tower and finally they had to draw a hand and write on each finger how they act there promise. 

Wednesday, 27 September 2023 17:36

25th and 27th September 2023

The remaining two Lodges had their turn at archery this week, learning how to use the bows safely, how to load an arrow and how to aim at a target.

The other Beavers enjoyed a mini football tournament (complete with live VAR commentary…!) and parachute games.

Monday, 18 September 2023 21:57

Mon 18th Sept - Pets Corner

As part of our My World challenge, we visited Pets Corner to meet some of the volunteers who help to serve our community. We saw lots of the animals, asked lots of questions about them and took donations of fruit and vegetables to keep the animals well fed! 

Friday, 15 September 2023 12:27

11th & 13th SEPTEMBER 2023

This week we welcomed several more new Beavers and we hope they enjoyed  their time with us.


This week two lodges had a good time doing archery - the second two lodges will have their turn in a couple of weeks.    The rest of the Beavers enjoyed playing some games inside and out in the park.

Thursday, 07 September 2023 13:24

Beavers - 4th & 6th September 2023

This was the first week back for the Beavers.   We welcomed several new Beavers into the Colony and we wish them well as they join our group.

This week we played games and then, in preparation for the builders badge, the Beavers were asked to draw a model they would like to build from recycling  material.

They were asked to write down any items they felt they would need for the model, in order for them to collect the material over the next few weeks.

 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.