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 …

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 …

Scouts in Top Gear

Our Scouts learned how to look after a car for their Mechanic Badge. Under expert supervision from an automobile mechanic, they got their hands dirty and performed these skills for real. As part of this, they carried out tasks such as an MOT, changing a wheel, performing diagnostic checks, checking tyres to see if they were road legal, understanding of …

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 …