Local Scouts in annual box kart battle

MEMBERS of 1st Charmouth and 1st Lym Valley joined six other Scout troops in the annual Dorchester & West Dorset District Box Kart Race.

Held at at a very muddy Freshwater Holiday Park, the teams had to the chance to compete in four separate races: road; sprint; down hill, and off road.

‘Stealth’, the Charmouth Scouts’ box kart, did well in the road and sprint races and came first in the off road, despite having to be pushed about 400 yards through a quagmire that included a 60-yard, 12 inch deep puddle.

‘Borderline’, the Lym Valley Scouts’ entry, was doing really well in the down hill until it turned over and snapped an axle. Fortunately, the troop were able to use a spare kart for their off road race.

After the presentations, 1st Lym Valley Scout leader Karen Yelland said: “Our Scouts had a great time, despite getting very wet and extremely muddy. They all came back with huge smiles on their faces.

“My thanks to Charmouth Scouts for inviting us along – we can’t wait for next year!”

Kevin Payne, Scout leader at Charmouth, added: “We were delighted to invite the Lym Valey Scouts to join in, as they had asked us to enter their cardboard boat race in July.”

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