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The District Presentation Evening in March 2018 was a particularly special one for Longham. Not only did some of our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Young Leaders achieve top awards but we were also honoured have Longham leaders of yesteryear there to join in celebrating our success. These included Frank Lee, our Group Scout Leader from the 1970’s and Geoff Bacon, …

And it’s Go! Go! Go! Go! for Beavers

Racing towards the end of term, some of our Beavers celebrated with a high-adrenaline afternoon at the largest slot car racetrack in Europe! These super-fast cars aren’t easy to keep on the track so plenty of practice was needed to get the hang of racing them. Competing in teams, they then raced in a series of heats using different cars. …

More 2017 honours at District Presentation Evening

For the final Presentation Evening of 2017, Longham young members did us proud with further achievements for the year. Our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Young Leaders all received Chief Scout’s Awards at the event held at Ferndown Middle School. They all worked very hard to earn these coveted awards: Their work included taking leadership roles, becoming role models, conquering fears, …

Longham Remembers 2017

To mark Remembrance Sunday, Longham Scouts, Cubs and Beavers proudly participated in the Royal British Legion parade and service at St Mary’s Church, Ferndown. Among others in the parade were MP Chris Chope, Mayor of Ferndown Cathy Lugg, Dorset Fire & Rescue, Dorset Police and members and veterans of HM Armed Forces. As part of the service, our members laid …

Beaver adventures at Activity Day 2017

Our Beavers enjoyed a weekend of adventure in the annual District ‘Activity Day’. They got the chance to try many different activities including: archery, orienteering, crate staking, trampolining, cold cooking, nerf guns, crafts and tie-dying. The event was themed around Star Wars and there was a surprise visit from the Dorset Troopers. The Beavers loved playing with Darth Vader and …

Beavers spotted in local lake

Our Beavers took the water for a kayaking taster session, which was very popular and well attended. They all enjoyed themselves and did very well, especially as some had never been on the water before. To the surprise of some, they quickly learned the necessary skills and confidence, receiving praise from the instructors for their behaviour, enthusiasm and attentiveness.