CUBS and scouts celebrated being able to meet face-to-face once again by climbing and zipping across the trees.

In their first outing since the lockdown restrictions were lifted, cubs and scouts from 1st Charmouth all ventured onto the high ropes and zip wires at TreeTops, just outside Charmouth.

Over five separate sessions, 20 cubs, 26 scouts and three young leaders tackled the varied and challenging course high up in the trees behind the Tunnel Shooting Range. Fortunately most turned out to be completely fearless and were soon back at the start ready to go round again. Some managed to clock up as many as five circuits.

Asked which bits they liked best, most cubs and scouts suggested 'the zip wires', although some said – 'just being able to step back on mother earth'.

Kevin Payne, one of the cub leaders, said: “Visiting TreeTops seemed like the ideal way to get everyone back into the swing of Scouting. The staff were really friendly and professional, and filled even the faint-hearted with the confidence to give it a go.”