A GROUP of scouts have their sights set on attending an international adventure and need to work hard to raise the funds.

The 10 lucky children have been selected to go to the 24th Summer World Scout Jamboree, an event held annually in the USA.

The troop will be joining more than 4,000 scouts, aged between 14 and 17, from across the UK for the opportunity of a lifetime in West Virginia.

The World Scout Jamboree invites children to become immersed in diverse global cultures by joining new scouting friends at a single destination next year from July 22 until August 2.

Caroline Foster, a Mid Cheshire Scouts volunteer, said: “The World Scout Jamboree promotes youth engagement and personal development to filter back in to local Scouting. It provides an opportunity for young people from around the world to share what they have in common and celebrate their differences.

“In order for us to go to the Jamboree, we need to raise £38,500. We are going to be running many exciting events up until the day we go, to meet this target and you can find out how to support us below.”

To help raise funds, the Mid Cheshire Scouts are hosting a car boot sale on Sunday, May 13, at The Winsford Academy, in Grange Lane from 9am until 12pm. Cars will cost £5 and can be paid on the day.

At present, the selected scouts have raised more than £13,000, which is almost a third of the amount needed to reach their goal.

Previously, the scouts held a bingo night, with Easter egg prizes donated from small businesses in the area, and a quiz night at The Winsford Academy.

Future plans include a race night and various stalls at summer fairs across Mid Cheshire selling smore-making kits.

To keep up to date with their fundraising efforts, go to midcheshirewsj.com