Three Romsey boys are taking part in a world scout adventure in America.

Three boys, Ewan Pett, 16, Matthew Jones, 14 and Toby Burns, 16, are all taking part in the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA.

The three boys - from Romsey, North Baddesley and Nursling - all go to The Mountbatten School in Romsey and started their expedition on July 20.

This once in a lifetime opportunity includes joining 45,000 other scouts from nearly every country in the world to learn new skills and activities including scuba diving and kayaking, as well as meeting new friends.

Each boy raised £3,790 over the last two years after being among more than 300 Hampshire Scouts and Explorers that applied to be on the 24th World Scouts Jamboree.

Between them they have completed a sponsored hike, marathon, cooked and sold burgers at the Beggars Fair, run tombola stalls, busked and lots more.

Proud mum of Matthew, Alison Jones, said: "We are hugely proud of Matthew for being selected and his hard work fundraising for this amazing trip.

"It's a huge achievement for all of them and we know they will be having the most incredible time."

Matthew, Ewan and Toby were supported by local councillors and branches of the Round Table, Rotary Club, Lions Club and Romsey District Scouts, involving them in community events.

The boys are part of the Hampshire Aces Unit 56, which is one of 100 UK scout contingents travelling to the USA.

The first leg of the journey was to New York where the UK group participated in the Big City Bingo challenge.

They then travelled to the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia to join scouts from 150 countries for the10 day Jamboree event.

They will then travel to Washington DC for a tour around the capital before finishing their tour in Canada when they hope to see Niagara Falls.

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