Lym Valley News

Lym Valley Scouts try their hands at milling

MEMBERS of the 1st Lym Valley Scouts, based in Uplyme, visited the Town Mill in Lyme Regis as part of their ‘Out and About’ summer programme.

They were able to see the working water mill in action and see the milling process from start to finish, even getting to mill some of their own flour and take it home.

They also had a drawing session with local artist Phil Clayton, artistic director of Town Mill Arts Company, showing off all elements of the Town Mill to the Beavers and Scouts.

Gary Willis, chairman of the Town Mill Trust, said: “It was a pleasure to have 1st Lym Valley visit for the evening. We welcome all groups and the Scouts are no exception.”

Scout leader Karen Yelland added: “We had a wonderful evening at the Town Mill. Gary and his team were very good at explaining how it all works. It gives me great pride to take the Beavers and Scouts out into the community and show them what other organisations do.”

The Scouts also attended Run To The Fun, a small jamboree near Exeter, over the recent Bank Holiday weekend.

They took part in a range of activities, from archery to making camp doughnuts, singing campfire songs to partying at the disco to help troops pick their contingent leaders for the next World Scout Jamboree in 2019, based in the USA.

“We’re giving the Scouts a global perspective. They will have the opportunity to go up for selection to attend the next World Scout Jamboree – let’s get them fired up now about it!

“These opportunities you wouldn’t find anywhere else, helping give young people the skills for life they need to succeed.”