A West-Country Adventure

Our Beavers went with others from East Dorset on the first District Beavers visit to the Scouting Funday at Woodhouse Scout Activity Centre near Bristol. It was a large event with Cubs & Beavers from places as far away as Wales, Devon and the Midlands. There were loads of activities on offer, including Go Karts, Funfair, Helter Skelter, Mirror Maze, …

Beavers meet Monkeys

The Beavers enjoy climbing but regrettably, the leaders are not very good teachers of this skill so decided to take them to Monkey World for expert demonstrations instead! During their visit, they got chance to learn about the conservation of endangered species, the centre’s breeding programme and their work to help with those primates being abused around the world. This …

And the award goes to…

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 …