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 …

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 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 …