St Albans Explorer Scouts headed off to the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea today, as part of the UK contingent.

The 16 scouts, aged 14 to 17, and their leaders will join the group of 40,000 scouts from all over the world at Saemangeum in North Jeolla.

The event is the 25th World Scout Jamboree, which is run by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).

Jamborees take place every four years, each time hosted by a different country.

Young people who take part have the opportunity to meet scouts from around the world and enjoy activities together, as well as getting their voices heard on important global issues.


International leaders, dignitaries and influencers will also be engaging with the scouts to ensure that their young voices are heard.

The theme for this year's jamboree is 'Draw Your Dream', encouraging young participants to transform the event into their own festival and 'grow dreams' through the event.

The jamboree starts on Tuesday, August 1 and finishes on Wednesday, August 12, and this is the first time the event has been held in Korea since 1991.

All young attendees are Explorer Scouts aged from 14 to 18, alongside adult volunteers.