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, …

Young Leaders Win County Frostbite Competition

For the second year in a row, our Young Leaders and their fellow Explorer Scouts achieved what many thought would be impossible and won the prestigious County expedition competition, ‘Frostbite’ 2018. They entered two teams into this hotly contested event which involved navigating a route by night, setting up their own camp, cooking their own meals, completing challenges and solving …

Did he fire 5 shots or only 4?

Longham Scouts scored another success in the District Shooting Final in 2018, retaining top spot in the individual competition. It was a tough contest, but our Scouts certainly did us proud. Some of their shots were so closely grouped, that the judges were uncertain if shots had gone through the same hole! This led to the question in one round, …

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, …

Cubs are Masterminds

A new Dorset County record was set in 2017 by Longham Cubs. We have become the first group to win the County Quiz trophy three times in a row. This year however had a special twist: They were joint winners with a team from Jumpers, Christchurch who scored exactly the same, even after extra time. We were therefore delighted to …