A young adventurer has trekked through Iceland as part of an international scout gathering.

William James, 23, Borehamwood, joined Scouts from almost 80 nations for the 15th annual World Scout Moot from July 25 to August 2 at the Icelandic National Scout Centre on the banks of Lake Ulfljotsvatnm.

William said "My favourite thing about the Moot getting to know everyone in my group of 40 Scouts, everyone has a different culture and background and it's fantastic to be here together.

“Being the only UK Scout in my Tribe was nerve racking at first but we all get on really well and make a great team."

Before the immersive Scouting experience William went hiking around Akranes, Iceland and enjoyed sailing, rod fishing and bird watching in the area.

The yearly gathering encourages Scouts aged 18 – 25 from across the globe to take part in a mini-expedition.

The 5000 Scouts, including 500 from the UK, were sent to 11 centres across the country and supported by international leaders from Scout Association in learning new skills and understanding other cultures.

Scout Ambassador Julia Bradbury said “A Huge congratulations to the 500 Scouts who represented the UK at the 15th 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 there’s no better way to get to know a country and yourself.’