A Scouts group in Abingdon is looking ahead to its summer camp, the latest of a range of activities it has organised since opening last year.

The fourth Abingdon Scouts in Peachcroft have taken part in hikes, bushcraft, sports day, outdoor games, science themed events, spy themed challenges and cooking.

The Scouts, who are boys and girls aged 10-14, said: "We go to new places, try new things, and work as a team alongside our friends."

Their activities allow them to develop skills such as teamwork, navigation, and resilience.

Chief Scout Bear Grylls believes "young people need a friendly and supportive place to discover their talents," adding "now more than ever, our young people need the confidence and encouragement that Scouting gives".

In a recent poll, 94 per cent of Scouts said they had developed useful skills, while 88 per cent said they have tried activities they had not tried before.

One of the volunteers, Alex, said: "To be a volunteer in Scouts you don’t need incredible outdoor skills or know how to use a map or compass. We can teach you all that.

"What’s really needed is a smile, patience, and willingness to get stuck in and share some time to help others.

"Volunteering’s not just about giving back, it goes both ways.

"It’s fun, improves your wellbeing, gives you skills for the future, and helps you make new friends."