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Explorer News - 1st Stretford (Longford) Scout Group

Explorer News

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 21:24

D of E training

On Saturday we gathered under the gazebo to refresh on our D of E knowledge. We practiced using compasses map reading as well as creating route cards on the eDofE website ready for our expeditions.

Friday, 12 February 2021 12:33

Bingo and Soap Carving

We started the meeting off with a few exiting rounds of bingo! Ratty’s favourite number name being ‘fat lady with a cane’. After this, we relaxed with a satisfying activity of soap carving. Our challenge was to carve out a symbol that you’d find on a map and to guess what others had made.

Wednesday, 03 February 2021 13:13

Magic Show!

This week we were joined by a member of The Magic Circle who performed a show for us! In one trick he read minds, guessing words people were thinking of and names of films. In another, he turned a glass full of water upside down without anything spilling. When Sophie tried it over Scully’s head... it did not work! 
He also revealed how to do a couple of magic tricks with cards, which we all tried out at home. 

Saturday, 23 January 2021 14:28

Escape the Internet

This week we took on the task of finding ‘Mr X’! Using clues, we searched the internet and scoured the streets on Google maps to piece together information to solve the puzzle and uncode Mr X’s last name... 


Wednesday, 13 January 2021 18:11

Cooking Night

This week we put on our chef hats and joined together to make our tea on Zoom! We were assigned a random country from spinning and wheel and could choose and cuisine from that place, including France, Mexico, Spain and others 

Wednesday, 06 January 2021 02:09

Task Master

This week’s night took inspiration from the Task Master show! We began by timing who could eat a while banana the quickest, times ranging all the way from 22 seconds to 3 minutes! For the next two tasks, we became creative fashion designers by making contemporary looking hats out of anything.... except a hat. Next we grew lots of facial hair, using whatever we could find in our houses to create a beard! After this, we had another creative task where we used Ratty as a model and drew an upside down portrait of him. Lots of Picasso like artwork!! The final task was another food one, testing who was fastest at peeling potatoes, good knowledge for next camp! 

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 20:59

Paper Challenge

Due to another lockdown, explorers is back on Zoom for now!

This first week we started with a quiz using knifes, forks and spoons representing our explorer leaders. Questions ranging from who sold football boots to Stephan Ireland to who got a masters degree! 

Then we used our engineering skills to use paper to build tall towers, the tallest being a free standing 170cm one, followed by 105cm and 102cm! We also made strong bridges that could support whole trainers. We’ve now all definitely secured futures in engineering and architecture.

Friday, 30 October 2020 14:18

Return to Young Leadering

Now we have returned to face-to-face Scouting we have started to welcome back our Young Leaders. Young Leaders are aged between 14 and 18 and work alongside adult leaders to ensure that young people really get the chance to shape their own Scouting adventures.

On Sunday 18th our Young Leaders attuned back to Scouting training. As part of the training the Young Leaders were given the essential information to perform their role safely. Some of the young leaders were relatively new to young leadering and some were quite experienced so it was good for everyone to refresh to the same level.

We covered Module A, which provided the Young Leaders with the skills they need to assist with their sections and understand their role as a Young Leader.

We talked about how scouting was structured and chalked up some diagrams with our thoughts.

We also discussed why it’s important to provide activities safely and necessary to carry out risk assessments.

Tuesday, 03 March 2020 20:22

DIY skills

Wood you be able to build a axe throwing aim? Screws, nails, timber, bare hands and team work were all used to construct perfect wooden axe throwing aims for all through out the group!

Tuesday, 03 March 2020 20:08

Escape Room!

Would you be able to break out? This week our explorers took on the challenge of working in teams to escape from various rooms in timed conditions! But only only one group got out, and the rest were stuck forever...

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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.