AS part of their pre-Easter camp, 15 members from the 1st Charmouth Scout Group went on a bat hunt in Beer Quarry Caves.
After donning their bright yellow ‘Bob the Builder’ safety helmets, they ventured into the cave system led by John Scott who, luckily, knows virtually every square inch of the cavernous quarry.
After only a few hundred yards the Scouts spotted, with John’s help, both Greater and Lesser Horseshoe Bats hanging upside down on wires. Unfortunately, the Scouts could not pick up any echo-location signals on their bat detectors as the mammals are still hibernating and won’t be active for a while yet.
Other activities during the camp included a very wet and muddy night hike around Conegar Hill, swimming at Newlands Holiday Camp, removing and cooking pheasant breasts, fire lighting and cooking homemade pizzas.