The Queen honours Scouts from around the world

The Queen has honoured hundreds of high-achieving Scouts.

More than 600 youngsters and their families from the UK and around the Commonwealth flocked to Windsor Castle to take part in the annual scouting review.

The Queen, who is patron of the Scout Association, was met by the adventurer and television star Bear Grylls, who is Chief Scout.

The majority of the youngsters received their Queen's Scout Award - the highest a Scout can achieve - while a small band of 50 youngsters received gallantry awards for demonstrating outstanding bravery in saving the lives of others.