Scouts Reach for the Skies

Every now and again, a fantastic opportunity presents itself for our members to have an experience of a lifetime. Over the years, one such activity has been aviation. It is always highly rewarding for them to learn the basics of how to fly an aircraft, but it requires a lot of hard work and commitment. Over the past year, some …

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, …

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 …