Midlands scouts join others from across the globe for World Scout Jamboree in America

Scouts from the Midlands have travelled to join tens of thousands from around the world in America.

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.

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

Adventurer Bear Grylls also attended to get involved with the action. Credit: Martyn Milner, The Scout Association

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.

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

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