Scouts lead their own Easter expedition

Scouts tried out a range of activities after arriving at the campsite near Salcombe Regis

MEMBERS of the 1st Lym Valley Scout Group took part in an expedition last weekend as part of their ‘Outdoors’ challenge.

Independently of leaders, they traveled from Uplyme Scout Hut to Sid Vale’s campsite, just outside of Salcombe Regis, by foot and by bus.

Having arrived at the campsite in the good weather, despite heavy rain the night before, the 14 Scouts set up camp and tried their hand at a range of activities including axe skills, cooking, archery, pioneering and a night time walk during the course of the weekend.

Scout leader Bruce Kahn said: “It was great to see the older Scouts lead this camp. They really encouraged the younger ones and got the best out of them. Scouts being independent, gaining leadership skills, having fun – it’s what it’s all about!

“Young people in Uplyme and Lyme Regis have the chance to gain skills for life that can propel them into the future with Scouting, I think that’s great.”

Assistant Scout leader Dave Wareham added: “We’re all looking forward to the summer term, there will be much more to come!”

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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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