Scouts stay safe outdoors thanks to local building firm’s donation

THE 1st Lym Valley Scout Group have received a donation of hi-vis jackets which will help them be out and about safely this term.

Over the past few weeks, the jackets have already been used on a number of nights as the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, and Explorers at the group have sought to spend as much time outside as possible. 

The donation of the hi-vis jackets was made by local building firm Mew Developments.

Joe Mew, a director at the firm, said: “We’ve been thinking about how we could support the group for a while, and donating personal protective equipment fit for the group seemed very appropriate. It’s great to keep the Scouts outside and safe.”

Scout leader Dave Wareham said: “We really do appreciate the support that we get from local businesses and tradespeople. This support helps keep Scouting going in Uplyme and Lyme Regis and makes a world of difference to what we can get up to.”

The return to face-to-face Scouting has been successful for the group, with the vast majority of members coming back following the hiatus due to the pandemic.

The group has been able to put on a programme that’s full of activity, whilst incorporating social distancing guidelines and other regulations in place designed to protect both the adult volunteers and young people taking part in Scouting.

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