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.

Scout Camp… That’s entertainment!

For a change, the theme for this camp was comical challenges, although several Scouts still progressed in some of their badge work. Along with all the activities, each Scout adopted the name and catchphrases of a famous person or character. Meanwhile, they had to comply with some crazy rules, such as holding an empty kettle in order to ask a …

Longham Scout night is the crème de la crème!

The final night of term for the Scouts was full of excitement and hilarity as they played their very own TV game show. Multiple choice questions resulted in either a chocolate if they chose wisely or a cream pie to the face if they chose poorly! Needless to say, some came off better than others but all had a great …

Longham honours at District Presentation Evening

Our Cubs, Beavers and Young Leaders all received awards at the recent District presentation evening held at Ferndown Middle School. These included 5 Beavers receiving their Chief Scout’s Bronze Award and 1 Cub receiving his Chief Scout’s Silver Award. Our Young Leaders did very well with 3 receiving their Chief Scout’s Platinum Award and 4 their Young Leader Belts. The …

Longham Scouts become fete warriors

The Scouts teamed up with Griffins Explorer Unit to assist the organisers of the 2017 Ferndown Fete on the Field.  It turned out to be quite an eventful day for everyone.  They helped marshal the 5 and 10km runs by dotting themselves around the town to water and guide the weary sweaty runners.  Following this, they aided marshalling of the …

Longham Scouts take to the hills

The Scouts were out in the wilderness again for hike on the picturesque Dorset coast.  The beauty captured everyone’s imagination and brought them closer to nature.  So much so, that some of them made friends with a local beetle!  According to some, it was the best hike they have ever done.  Compared to normal, this was quite an unusual hike …