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Scout News - 1st Stretford (Longford) Scout Group
Thursday, 09 July 2020 20:38

2nd July - Crafts & Games

Another FANTASTIC Virtual Scouting evening took place tonight. This week we tackled the great prehistoric outdoors by creating toilet roll dinosaurs! With arguably success all round, we saw a huge range of shapes, sizes, and colours (who knew so many dinosaurs have spots)... After this, we took on a few more paper based building and craft challenges. We also played a number of group games to put the Scouts brains in gear, and build some competitive sprit. It may not be the great outdoors, but we still had an absolute blast!

Thursday, 09 July 2020 20:00

Thursday 9 July - The Great Zoom Bakeoff

This week on Thursday after high demand, we returned to some Zoom cooking and baking!

The Scouts were given the length of the meeting to either bake or cook something delicious. They even got people in their homes to be their 'Taste-Testers. Nerve-wracking stuff!

Highlights of the evening include some banana bread, cat shaped cookies, lemon drizzle cake and some sumptuous scones.

Thanks to everyone for your efforts.

A big well done!

Friday, 26 June 2020 10:17

Catapults - Group Challenge

The previous group challenge for all our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers was to create a catapult at home. The short video shows all our all entrants and this challenges winner.

Well done to all those involved.

Keep your eyes peeled on your emails for information about our upcoming virtual camp...

Sunday, 07 June 2020 21:45

Thursday 4 June - Paper Challenges

This week at Scouts it was time to get Creative!

Before we headed into the main activities Oliver played the "Generation Game" with us and we had to try and remember over 25 products and points were achieved for each item remembered. He certainly had a curious collection including camping items and condiments.

We then started our main event which included completing the following challenge using only newspaper and tape: 

1. The Tallest Tower
2. The Longest bridge to hold your shoe (increasing weight)
3. Newspaper Shelters
3. Stepping through a postcard
5. Making a Fashion item

The Scouts were really a creative bunch and make some fantastic structures and clothing. This helped the Scouts work towards their skills and creative challenges.

The best part is the leaders didn't need to tidy up at the end (sorry parents for the mess!)

Sunday, 07 June 2020 21:04

Thursday 28 May - PE with Ratty

It seems that most of the nation has been doing PE with Joe. Well this week we decided to top that and did PE with Ratty.

We carried out a number of physical activities including a safe warm up, the tea-bag shot put, pencil javelin and star jumps.

Much like Joe, Ratty has an injured hand so our own Big Oliver had to take over and demonstrate pressups and planking.

We then moved onto doing some Zumba which Josh enjoyed very much.

Sarah from Cubs then joined and taught us some Yoga which helped us cool down and relax.

Finally we finished off with a Kahoot quiz to learn about the impacts of alochol, drugs, diet and lack of sleep.


A great an energetic evening - it's so tiring writing about everything we did!

 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.