THE 1st Lym Valley Scouts recently completed their Expedition Challenge, making use of new equipment funded by the Co-op community fund.
The group of Scouts, made up of older members of the troop, hiked from Lamberts Castle to Charmouth, then onto the Scout Hut in Uplyme, where they spent the night and cooked for themselves, before tidying up and packing away the next day.
It is the first taste for many of them of an expedition led by their peers and camping independently of adults, with minimal supervision.
The Scouts were able to use brand new equipment on their expedition thanks to the generosity of the Co-op Local Community Fund, and members of Lyme Regis Co-op.
“The funding from the Co-op has enabled us to upgrade our equipment, and help take our Scouts on even more exciting adventures and expeditions” said Scout leader Dave Wareham.
“The Scouts really enjoyed using the new tents and new trangias that the Co-op have contributed towards, and are very grateful for their support.”
The camp marked the resumption of camping for the group, after an 18 month pause because of the pandemic, with members looking forward to more nights away later in the year as normality resumes for the Scouts.
Scout leader Karen Yelland commented: “The Scouts really have proved themselves to be a resilient bunch, and what’s really important is that they learn more about themselves by pushing each other on.
“Judging by their smiles they really had a great time and we can’t wait to go camping again soon!”