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Scout News - 1st Stretford (Longford) Scout Group
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!

Thursday, 18 November 2021 18:45

Manchester United

After we did a trial run of the Team Leader Badge at the Ranche in front of members of the Manchester United Foundation, we were invited for a day trip to Old Trafford along with other groups in the District.

We were taken into one of the Suites in the Stadium and ran some great activities. 

The Scouts designed badges and club crest based on their personal interests and then presented them to the group and the members of Manchester United.

We then finished off the day with the tour of the Theatre of Dreams and a message from a member of the MUFC first team.

It was a great day out and we hope for more partnerships with the club in the future!
 

Friday, 12 November 2021 14:45

Halloween Extravaganza!

Recently our Scouts took part in our Spooktacular Halloween Extravaganza!

With an abundance of sweets up for grabs, our Scouts took part in a wide selection of games, from hide and seek in the dark, to matching sweets in a maze of updutned cups, to seeing which scouts know the most bonkers facts about the leaders, there were plenty of opportunities for everyone to get their hands on some ghoulishly good treats. 

We even encouraged the scouts to make their own chocolate coated apples to get into the spirit of Halloween. 

Here's hoping next year is just as frightfully good!

Saturday, 18 September 2021 08:57

Summer Camp

At the start of the school summer holidays, 14 Scouts, 13 Explorers and 14 leaders loaded up the minibuses and the trailer and set off for Forest Camp near Northwich for our first outdoor camp in nearly 2 years!

We camped for 4 nights and enjoyed a great variety of activities, working towards some badges at the same time. We did archery in the forest, experimenting with how far we could stand from the targets and still hit them. We kayaked and paddled on the site’s lake, working on our “Time on Water” and “Paddlesports” badges. Of course, really all the Scouts wanted to do was capsize! We hiked around the local area, passing fields of wheat and cows, practising our map reading skills and stuffing straw into each other’s rucksacks. We traversed the low ropes course, climbing through rope nets, around large dangling balls and along wires.

In the evenings, there were several campfires complete with all Longford’s favourite party games; including black magic and “crossed or uncrossed” (ask your resident Scout or Explorer to show you these!).

Despite the terrible weather forecast, we had 3 days of glorious sunshine before the rain finally hit with a vengeance on Tuesday evening. Still, what’s camp without a bit of rain?!

Wednesday was the last day and we rounded off the week with a trip to a local aqua park, featuring huge inflatable obstacles floating on a lake that can be climbed, bounced on and mostly fallen off of. Apparently this was so good that several people began making plans to return with their families! And then we were back at the Ranche, hanging all the tents up and already eagerly anticipating the next outdoor camp!

 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.