Explorer Scouts invest eight new members

EIGHT new Explorers and their leaders have made their promises and been invested into the new Explorer Sea Scout Unit in Uplyme, which has had a busy first term.

The unit was launched as part of the the 1st Lym Valley Scout Group earlier this year.

Explorer Scout leader Sarah Dean said: “We’re so pleased to get off to a strong start, it’s been great to finally get on with it!

“When we first met back in January, it was just a few Explorers sat round a table having tea and biscuits thinking about what to do next. Alas, nearly coming to the end of this term we’ve already done quite a bit – shooting, hiking, pancakes – we’re definitely keeping busy” 

Fellow leader Callum Mitchell spoke about the growing interest in the unit, commenting: “It’s been good fun bringing sea scouting back to Lyme after quite an absence.

“It’s also sparked quite a few conversations with local sea-faring organisations about how we can support each other. I think we can look forward some really exciting evenings ahead for the Explorers this summer.”

The unit continues to grow, with a few more Explorers joining after Easter, hoping to learn new skills for life and get stuck in with an action-packed summer term ahead.

Whilst a lot of things seem set in stone moving forward, the name of the unit still has yet to be decided on.

At the moment, however, the unit is on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members and leaders are optimistic that they will return as soon as is possible. 

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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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