Scouts experienced homelessness as they raised funds for charity.

6th Friern Barnet Scouts slept under a makeshift marquee with their sleeping bags and ground sheet at Frith Grange campsite in order to learn what it feels like to be homeless.

They raised £135 through their efforts for Together in Barnet, which runs night shelters between October and April, and used the funds to cook two meals for 17 homeless people at the North Finchley shelter.

Cub seconder Samuel said: "I was really glad I could do something for people that needed help.

"It must be awful not to have a home."

Panther Patrol Leader Maud said: "It was very cold and difficult, and I feel sympathy towards the homeless people, as I now know what they feel like every night."

The meals made by the groups included the Shepherdess pie, which was made of Quorn sausage and crushed potato, broccoli and cauliflower cheese followed up by a delicious bread pudding made by one of the group leaders.