Scouts from nearly 80 countries converged on Iceland for the fifteenth World Scout Moot.

They came together on the banks of the breath-taking Lake Ulfljotsvatnm, after spending time sailing, walking, hiking, fishing, walking and bird-watching.

Among those gathered for the 10-day festival was Sally Milner, 22, from Kingston.

Sally said “I have had a great time on the rook of the world. I have met hundreds of new people and have made new friends with people from around the world. People think Scouting is just about meeting in a cold hut on a Tuesday night. It’s not.

“It’s about getting out and discovering the world at first hand, learn new skills and respecting other people’s views and opinions. If you want to have an adventure and learn new skills then join the Scouts. I have never regretted it”

There were more than 5,000 participants at the event, with 500 attending from the UK.

Julia Bradbury, Scout ambassador, said: “A huge congratulations to the 500 Scouts who represented the UK at the fifteenth World Scout Moot in Iceland. The precious time they spent enjoying adventures and learning about different world cultures will make a lasting impression.

“I’m particularly pleased that they spent time hiking across the spectacular Icelandic landscape. As a huge advocate of walking, I think there’s no better way to get to know a country and yourself.”