THE 1st Lym Valley enjoyed a trip to France last week for their summer camp.
The Scouts, from Lyme Regis, Uplyme and across East Devon and West Dorset, enjoyed a week of water sports activities at PGL Mimosa on the Mederteranian, including sailing in catamarans, picos and funboats; playing on rafts and large stand-up paddle boards; and snorkelling off the beach.
They also enjoyed a range of activities back on land, such as climbing, abseiling, high-ropes, a disco every evening, a visit to a local supermarché, and to top it all off they went on a day visit to the historical city of Carcassonne, where they got the chance to see and shop in the citadel.
Scout leader Karen Yelland said: “Wow, what an incredible week! The Scouts and Explorers had a brilliant experience, it certainly seemed to widen their view of the world.
“They had done some fundraising for the trip themselves by bag packing and we were very lucky to have generous grants from East Devon District Scouts, Leslie Sell Charitable Trust and the Pain Adventure Trust which helped us to go there.”
When asked about their favourite activities during the trip the Scouts replied with a whole range of responses. Younger members said they enjoyed the water sports, but one Explorer Scout said: “I thought going out to Carcassonne was really enjoyable, there’s no point going to another country and not experiencing the culture – it certainly changed my outlook!”
Having returned home at the end of last week, 1st Lym Valley Scouts are looking forward to September for another busy year of Scouting ahead of them.
They can also look forward to a new-look Scout Hut in Uplyme, which is currently undergoing refurbishment to accommodate the large numbers joining the group.