Scouts set sail in handmade boats

THE 1st Lym Valley Scouts avoided a soaking last week, as their homemade cardboard boats impressively stayed afloat when put to the test in the harbour.

The troop, based in Uplyme, were split into groups and tasked with making boats from just cardboard duct tape, paint and varnish before setting sail in Victoria Pool, off the Cobb in Lyme Regis.

Cheered on by family and friends, two members of each group had to row their boat from the beach to the pontoon and back, with the chance of winning three awards – best functioning boat, best looking boat and the Titanic Award for most spectacular sinking. But impressively, all four boats stayed afloat!

For more details about joining 1st Lym Valley Scouts, contact leader Karen Yelland on

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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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