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Scout News - 1st Stretford (Longford) Scout Group

Scout News

Friday, 28 January 2022 17:15

Winter Night Hike

To begin the 2022 programme, we went with an old favourite, the classic night-hike!

Walking from The Bowling Green, around Chorlton water park and the river Mersey, Oliver led the intrepid scouts along the dark (and often muddy) route. Despite the freezing temperatures, the activity was well attended and we even had a brave parent join in on week 2!

Thanks to Ol for organising the route and well done to all who took part.

Thursday, 27 January 2022 12:53

Scouts Warhammer

Over the past 2 weeks our Scouts have been fiddling about with tiny pieces, and even tinier areas to paint, in order to make some amazing Warhammer miniatures.

 

Using a bit of brute force, they each managed to build their own little soldier, and although some might have been missing a limb or two, everyone took the hurdle in stride and used the safe old mantra of 'Nothing a bit of paint can't fix' to make their miniatures entirely their own.

Friday, 14 January 2022 21:45

Xmas Party

Do our Christmas party we returned to our usual laser quest Pizza Hut.

 

After running round laser quest for half an hour we went and demolished 20 large pizzas and a gallon of ice cream - yum

Thursday, 09 December 2021 20:03

Capitalist Pioneering

It was a big night for Longford Scouts! They took part in Mini Pioneering with a twist... Scouts were subject to the hard world of finance and barter to make sure they had enough resources to build the tallest and strongest tower! Events were introduced throughout the evening from wars, to financial crashes (and even at one point a revolution!) which kept everyone (including the leaders on edge!!! Congratulations to the teams who won each night with the tallest and strongest tower!

Thursday, 09 December 2021 19:59

Dragons Den

Money money money, not much money!! It's a scout's world! That's right, it was dragons den night at Longford. Scouts brainstormed, designed, and pitched their own inventions to leaders. Leaders had the opportunity to buy or not buy their inventions. We were surprised by a few.... And very impressed by others!! Some of them may need a few more why's in their 5 why's, while others might need to consider their Profit Margins before their debut blockbuster IPO! Congrats all, it was a great laugh!

Thursday, 09 December 2021 19:56

Shooting

In the words of Cher, BANG BANG! Scouts took part in a shooting taster session this week. Scouts were instructed the safe use of firearms and how they work, in addition to taking their own shots of our air rifles. The scouts loved taking part in this sport of accuracy, and precision. Well done to all those who took part, you did an great job!

Thursday, 09 December 2021 19:50

Phesants

This week the Scouts took part in their journey in learning how food is processed and delivered to their table. The young people were lucky enough to receive whole birds to skin, dissect, and then cook! The scouts learn lots about food processing and understanding the meaning of eating animals as part of their diet. The young people loved the taste and will surely be asking mum and dad for more!!!! Nom Nom Nom!!

Tuesday, 23 November 2021 16:39

Scouts hit the slopes!

Thursday, 18 November 2021 19:34

Hedgehog Hotels

As a Scout, the local environment is very important to us.

Whilst we are doing what we do in the outdoors, we need to make sure that we look out for our furry little friends.

So what can we do?

Build Hedgehog Hotels of course!

With some old pallets and some careful positioning, we have provided a few warm, cosy and safe places for the local hedgehog community to spend the winter.

Take a look at some of the photos.

Maybe you can do something to help the local wildlife in your garden this winter!

Thursday, 18 November 2021 19:34

Hedgehog Hotels

As a Scout, the local environment is very important to us.

Whilst we are doing what we do in the outdoors, we need to make sure that we look out for our furry little friends.

So what can we do?

Build Hedgehog Hotels of course!

With some old pallets and some careful positioning, we have provided a few warm, cosy and safe places for the local hedgehog community to spend the winter.

Take a look at some of the photos.

Maybe you can do something to help the local wildlife in your garden this winter!

 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.