Scouts from Ledbury are busy fundraising for the trip of a lifetime.

The five Ledbury & Colwall Explorer Scouts have been chosen to represent Scouts at this summer’s World Scout Jamboree in South Korea.

Over the past 18 months they have been taking part in bake sales, quiz nights, sponsored walks, running games stalls at local events and talking to community groups including Probus.

On Saturday, March 11, five Scouts - Niamh Hogan, Hazel Sequira, Eloise Jones, Thomas Kennedy and Charlotte Walker - were welcomed at Tesco in Ledbury for a bag pack day, which raised £750.

Edd Hogan, deputy county commissioner for Hereford & Worcester Scouts, said: “We received so many good wishes and tales of shoppers’ younger days in the Scouts.

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“It’s heart-warming to hear how Scouting has played a positive part in so many peoples’ lives and how much esteem and respect they have for today’s young people.

“We are also incredibly grateful to Tesco for allowing us into the store for the day. One of the managers – Charles – was especially welcoming to the team as he’s a former Scout himself.”

The journey to representing Scouts at the World Scout Jamboree has been a long one.

Each Scout had to apply for a place individually about two years ago, completing an application form as well as a couple of one-day assessment events, where they worked in teams and as individuals.

Scout leaders then chose the young people who would represent their county.

Since being chosen to attend they have also been on a number of training camps to get to know one another and build their skills, and friendships.

“We have a total of seven young people from Ledbury and Colwall, and around 35 from across Hereford & Worcester Scout County,” said Edd. “The jamboree itself will see around 40,000 from all around the world meeting in Saemangeum, North Jeolla, South Korea.”

Last year, we told how Worcester man Charlie Rowberry had built a Scout museum in the garden of his St John’s home.

Charlie, who has been involved in the Scouts for more than 50 years, has spent two decades building up his collection.