Lym Valley Scouts take part in national competition at home

1st Lyme valley Scout members camping at home

MEMBERS of the 1st Lym Valley Scouts having been giving Strategy – a Scouting competition usually held in Cirencester – a go at home instead.

This year the focus was not on competing against other groups, but having a go at challenges at home which they could do in their own time. 

The Scouts have to complete five out of 15 challenges, including making instant ice cream, drinking a pint of water and spending a night in a tent.

Whilst the Scouts usually enjoy the competition element, having previously come 18th and 118th out of 334 teams in last year’s event, they nonetheless less have revelled in the chance to take part from their own homes. 

Making homemade ice cream was just one of the challenges

Scout leader Karen Yelland said: “Whilst we would have loved to have been in Cirencester for the actual event, this year we are delighted to have the chance to do it home!

“Its another great opportunity for the young people to do something different to sitting in all day doing schoolwork, and gives them a chance to keep Scouting when we can’t meet face to face.” 

The 1st Lym Valley group has run a successful summer programme digitally, carrying on learning skills for life and having fun with everything from a murder mystery evening, to recreating the popular TV show ‘Taskmaster’.

The group has also been involving members from its new Explorers Unit, which continues to grow. 


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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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