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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, …

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 …

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.

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 …