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Yorkshire and Lincolnshire scouts join thousands of others for 24th World Scout Jamboree

  • Video report by ITV News regional reporter Lauren Hall

A group of scouts from Yorkshire and Lincolnshire have travelled to America to meet their counterparts from around the world.

Scouts are enjoying different activities, including climbing, paddle boarding and mountain biking Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The 24th World Scout Jamboree is underway at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.

It is a global event which is held every four years and hosted by different nations.

This one is being jointly hosted by the USA, Canada and Mexico. It is the biggest ever with representatives from nearly every country and tens of thousands of young people.

It is a global event which is held every four years and hosted by different nations. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Such is the scale of it, the campsite is in one of the biggest cities in West Virginia.

Scouts are enjoying different activities, including climbing, paddle boarding and mountain biking. They are also encouraged to get to know scouts from other countries and experience different cultures and they get the chance to meet the Chief Scout Bear Grylls who flew out to be there.

Chief Scout Bear Grylls flew out to be there. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The event lasts for nearly two weeks. Our scouts will then spend some time travelling in Canada before heading back to the UK.

Our reporter Lauren Hall went with them.