Lyme Bay Scouts celebrate anniversary

PUBLISHED: 11:31 10 September 2009 | UPDATED: 00:09 16 June 2010

Lyme Bay Scouts celebrated their first anniversary on yesterday (Wednesday, September 9).

Lyme Bay Scouts celebrated their first anniversary on yesterday (Wednesday, September 9).

The group, which has grown to 16 Scouts, boys and girls aged between 10 and 14 years, celebrated with a bonfire and a ceremony for new Scouts to publically announced their commitment to Scout Law at Margaret's Wood.

In its first year, the LBS have learnt woodcraft signs, orienteering and map reading skills, how to hoist flags and light fires with flint and steel, and developed their first aid skills.

They have also supported local events and attended the Remembrance Day service.

As the group continues to expand there are vacancies for Scout leaders and helpers.

Ed Blundell, group scout master, said: "You don't have to be a trained Scout, we'll fund and organise all the necessary training. You can be male or female and as long as you're over 18 there's no upper age limit. What is important is enjoying working with young people, having a love of outdoor activities and being able to keep up with our Scouts!"

During the autumn term, Scouts will learn rope work and how to make rope ladders, willow weaving, and night navigation skills.

There are also plans for a day camp, a celebration of Bonfire Night, and then Carol Singing at the end of term.

The group meets every Thursday from 5.30pm - 7.30pm at Woodmead Halls in Lyme Regis.

For more information contact Ed Blundell on 01297 444037


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