Scouts follow Danes’ example in building deckchairs

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The Scouts made their own Danish chairs, similar to deckchairs

THE 1st Lym Valley Scouts have spent the past few weeks making Danish chairs – similar to deckchairs to but are two pieces instead of one and interlock together.

Scout leader Karen Yelland said: “We picked this up when myself and some of the Young Leaders visited Denmark last year for the Danish Jamboree – they all had made their own over there, so we often had to borrow them if we wanted to sit down!

“The Danes are very much into making everything using wood, so I asked kindly for the designs and Danish leaders who were hosting us sent some over to all the British leaders in our contingent, and now we’ve ended up getting the Scouts to make their own.”

Assistant scout leader David Wareham said: “It’s been really good fun making these chairs. The parents have been really supportive as well, helping the Scouts with tools, the ability to use them safely is really important and it’s great to see them learning new skills for life”

The Scouts’ efforts in making the chairs will go towards their Creative Challenge badge, and also means they have a chair to use on the beach during the summer!

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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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