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Scout News - 1st Stretford (Longford) Scout Group

Scout News

Thursday, 15 July 2021 20:07

Run Scouts Run!!

This week our superpurb young leaders took charge of our Scout group to run some outdoor athletics activities in the glorious sun; we've been been so lucky with how sunny it has been recently, and it's been outstanding to make the most of the warmth. Scouts took part in a multitude of activities from furious shotput, high adrenaline spriting, and the discus. We're very proud of the attempts everyone made and have all taken important steps towards archiving their Athletics and Athletics Plus badges!

Thursday, 15 July 2021 20:04

Scouts | Arts O'Clock

What a fantastic few weeks of nature based art have taken place all over Longford Park. Over the past three weeks we've been challenging our members to get their creative juices flowing and sure the world around them to design their own masterpiece worthy of the Lourve! We absolutely love the designs which were made to create our own living Longford sign. Well done all!

Thursday, 01 July 2021 20:03

Scouts Assault Course

Last week our scouts took part in a rigorous assault course.

Whether it was ramps, nets, crawling or a dastardly dice throw that can affect your whole time, our scouts were tested on their speed and agility in this quick 3 minute assault course. 

Thursday, 01 July 2021 19:56

Cycling

Over the last three weeks in June we headed out for a cycle ride around turn moss. Luckily we head great weather for these rides.

Thursday, 01 July 2021 19:58

Scouts | Frisbee Golf

WOWZA! Is it a BIRD? Is it a UFO? NO! It's a Scout throwing a frisbee!!! That's right; back on our own Frisbee golf course in Longford park. An impressive showing from the Scouts who scored very well; good enough to beat some of the regulars! It's great to have this facility so close to our Scout hut and we love using it almost as much as the Scouts love playing on it. Well done all.

Thursday, 01 July 2021 19:49

Scouts Blast Off with Rocket Building!

Our Scouts have recently built their own rockets blasting off with new space related badge work!

Using recycled bottles, vinegar, and bicarbonate of soda, the Scouts used chemical reactions to take space (Longford Park) explorations to a new level.

Watch out Elon Musk, there's a new bunch of rocket builders on their way to steal your crown!

Thursday, 01 July 2021 19:49

Scouts Blast Off with Rocket Building!

Our Scouts have recently built their own rockets blasting off with new space related badge work!

Using recycled bottles, vinegar, and bicarbonate of soda, the Scouts used chemical reactions to take space (Longford Park) explorations to a new level.

Watch out Elon Musk, there's a new bunch of rocket builders on their way to steal your crown!

Thursday, 01 July 2021 19:53

Scouts | Fires and Smores

Tonights activity was on FIRE! That's right, Scouts were back making fires for the first time this year (real fires). This challenge was all about using the skills which were gathered in the weeks prior when learning to use axes, saw's and knives to cut, and handle wood. Using as few matches as possible (most with flint and steels), Scouts built fires big and small. The young people were rewarded with smores at the end of the day - again; some better than others!!! Well done to everyone - especially for not burning yourselves!

Thursday, 01 July 2021 19:51

Axe Knife and Saw Training

As we returned to Scouting our first three weeks were split across Axe, Knife and Saw training.

We learnt how to safely use these tools and use them in a controlled environment.

The Scouts loved making lots of kindling and ending up with pointy sticks - it's a good job we were socially distanced!

Thursday, 01 July 2021 19:46

Scouts | Rifle Shooting

This week Scouts took part in target shooting at the Ranche. Each young person was taught how to correctly handle, aim, and fire an air rifle under the careful supervision of our leaders. All Scouts managed to hit the target; with some being slightly more accurate than others... We were very impressed with all Scouts ability to handle the rifles with care and attention, alongside their sharpshooting ability to hit the targets with pin point accuracy.

 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.