Lympstone Scouts poised for comeback

Scouting is set to return to Lympstone after an enthusiastic response to the movement’s open day.

The 1st Lympstone Sea Scouts has been defunct for two years, due to a lack of leaders, but now the group is making a comeback.

An open day was held at Lympstone Youth Club to gauge interest and, so far, 10 Beavers (six to eight-year-olds), nine Cubs (eight to 11-year-olds) and six Scouts (11 to 14-year-olds) have come forward.

The group also asked for adult helpers to come forward and, so far, one leader and more than 15 parents have offered their help.

Group chairman Peter Hardy said: “We have some wonderful facilities here including a new headquarters, several canoes, dinghies and a safety boat which are not being used.

“The headquarters is in a beautiful location and the new cycle track means it can be accessed easily from the centre of the village.”