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Scout News

Scout News - 1st Stretford (Longford) Scout Group
Tuesday, 11 May 2021 19:39

Time to take aim!

As we welcomed the return of face to face scouting, the scouts once again took aim on our archery range. It was great to see so many scouts down to enjoy outdoor activities again after the winter lockdown.

After a few practice shots it was competition time, with prizes on the line for the most accurate archers!

Looking forward to more and more activities and excitement as we head towards the summer!

This week Scouts joined us on our first week back doing face to face activities! Yipee! This week we cracked out the gas stoves so that Scouts can learn how to cook on gas while on hikes in the wilderness. These are key skills which will be used later when they start their DofE process in Explorers  and are required to cook a meal while on a hike. Not to mention the fact that they can probably now cook you an eggy breakfast if you go camping as a family. Scouts also learnt how to make small tin can stoves which enables them to light a small fire in a tin can, and generate a HUGE amount of heat to cook with. They're also great for cooking in small spaces where you physically can't have a open fire!

Monday, 05 April 2021 14:56

Scouts Games/Quiz night

This week we had what will hopefully be our final zoom scouting session before our return to face-to-face scouting after the Easter holiday. Another fairly chilled session of games and challenges.

We started with another round of Josh's lego quiz, testing our film knowledge and ability to think outside the box! Next we moved on to Oliver's underground or overground quiz. Who'd have guessed trying to work out where fruit and veg were grown could get so competitive!

Then came Big Al's final big kahoot quiz! A favourite for many during the lockdown sessions. Well done to Isabela for finally knocking the leaders of their perch and taking the win!

Finishing with a more active game, we played Mr Nick's cryptic scavenger hunt. The answer to each clue was a common household item to go and find.

We look forward to seeing you when we resume our face-to-face programme after the Easter break.

Thursday, 25 March 2021 20:24

International Scouting Evening

This weeks meeting, lead by the notorious Grizzly Owen, covered many topics that the Scouts need to be clued up on for the completion of their International Activity Badge and their World Challenge Award.

We started the meeting learning about the origins of Scouting all around the world, from the first Brownsea Island Camp to the establishment of and all of our memberships' to the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM). 

The meeting gave the Scouts an introduction to what a World Scout Jamboree is through a video from WOSM themselves, showing our young people the amazing opportunities they could experience to meet Scouts' from all around the world and engage in fantastic International friendships.
As well as the World Scout Jamboree, the scouts got an introduction to other international events such as the European Scout Jamboree and the World Scout Moot, for members of the movement aged 18-25.

We were then joined by our brilliant Explorers, Fiona and Nina, who talked to our Scouts about their own experiences in getting to go to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA, 2019. They told us about the whole trip, the activities they were able to take part in, the highs, the lows and everything in between and I'm sure a great deal of our young people will be convinced they need to go to the next one.

We then had our knowledge tested with two of Big Al's Big quizzes, one on the history of Scouting and the other on the Flags from around the world.

The evening finished with a discussion on what we wanted to do when were are back at last to Face-to-Face scouting and the creation of a flag for Longford Scout Group!

This new group flag will actually be created and produced and may be seen flying high at our next Camps!

 

Thursday, 25 March 2021 18:58

International Scouting Evening

This weeks meeting, lead by the notorious Grizzly Owen, covered many topics that the Scouts need to be clued up on for the completion of their International Activity Badge and their World Challenge Award.

We started the meeting learning about the origins of Scouting all around the world, from the first Brownsea Island Camp to the establishment of and all of our memberships' to the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM). 

The meeting gave the Scouts an introduction to what a World Scout Jamboree is through a video from WOSM themselves, showing our young people the amazing opportunities they could experience to meet Scouts' from all around the world and engage in fantastic International friendships.
As well as the World Scout Jamboree, the scouts got an introduction to other international events such as the European Scout Jamboree and the World Scout Moot, for members of the movement aged 18-25.

We were then joined by our brilliant Explorers, Fiona and Nina, who talked to our Scouts about their own experiences in getting to go to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA, 2019. They told us about the whole trip, the activities they were able to take part in, the highs, the lows and everything in between and I'm sure a great deal of our young people will be convinced they need to go to the next one.

We then had our knowledge tested with two of Big Al's Big quizzes, one on the history of Scouting and the other on the Flags from around the world.

The evening finished with a discussion on what we wanted to do when were are back at last to Face-to-Face scouting and the creation of a flag for Longford Scout Group!

This new group flag will actually be created and produced and may be seen flying high at our next Camps!

 

 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.