Charmouth Cubs cool off with evening of rafting

TWENTY plastic barrels, eight sturdy battens, 14 cross poles and lots of string was all members of the 1st Charmouth Cub Pack needed to create a fun filled evening of rafting at Lyme Regis harbour.

Having practised their construction and lashing skills the week before, the Cubs knew exactly how to rapidly build their two rafts on the quayside before launching them beyond the ensnaring seaweed. On a beautiful, hot sunny evening, all 20 Cubs had the chance to don their buoyancy aids, adjust their helmets, grab their paddles and get on board.

Some Cubs chose to spend more time in the sea clinging to their raft rather than actually sitting on it and paddling, but with the temperature touching the 25 degrees, perhaps that was not surprising!

Scout leader Kevin Payne and Cub leader¬†Tracy Chapman said: “A great, safe time was had by all and we are grateful to Lyme Regis Town Council and the Bridport Car Boot sale for providing grants towards the purchase of the buoyancy aids and helmets, and for the harbour master for giving us permission to use the outer harbour for this activity.”

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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