FOUR Worcester scouts will represent the UK in Europe.

Chloe Field, 22, Abigail McFarlane, 18, Jacob Edwards, 16, and Ben Johnstone, 27, will take part in the European Scouting event, Roverway, in the Netherlands.

Roverway is a gathering of Scouts and Guides aged 16 – 22 from across Europe and will be held in the Netherlands from July 21 to August 2.

The UK Scout Contingent to Roverway 2018 will be made up of over 300 participants. They will join over 3,000 other young people from almost all European nations, as well as some from continents, to embark on nine days of adventure.

All the UK scouts taking part in Roverway will gather in Amsterdam to see the sights.

The event will then move to The Hague for a beachside opening ceremony, after which UK participants will split up into small multinational teams to undertake a journey around the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg.

During this journey participants will be challenged to camp in a unique location, undertake community work in support of the people in the towns and villages through which they are travelling and ride a classic tandem bike.

All 3,000 participants will then come back together at Scoutinglandgoed Zeewolde, to the east of Amsterdam.

Here all the scouts attending the event will try a range of water activities and do training and development sessions to help improve their skills.

Chief Scout, TV's Bear Grylls, said: “I’d like to say a massive good luck to our brilliant UK contingent. They are heading off on the trip of a lifetime.

"The diversity of people they will meet will remind us all about what the world has to offer: they will experience new cultures and make new friends, becoming ever more tolerant and caring about others."