ADVENTUROUS scouts will be using England's highest mountain to fund their adventures in South Korea.

The five Scouts from Seascale and the Western Lakes troupes will be packing their woggles and passports for a trip to South Korea.

The intrepid troupe have been fundraising all year to take part in the World Scout Jamboree in the far east.

They will be part of 18 young people from the whole of Cumbria, flying out to Jeollabuk-do Province in August 2023, for the event which takes place every four years.

Part of the fundraising efforts will see Murin Birks, 13, from Seascale Scouts and Ben Ashton, 14, climbing Scafell Pike twice in one day over the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday to raise money for their airfare.

Murin from the Second Seascale Scouts is incredibly excited to be taking part.

She said: "It is an incredible honour and opportunity. I am so excited to travel and meet people from all over the world. "

"I hope I bring home stories to share that will inspire other people to go on adventures. The fundraising has been lots of work but a valuable experience."

On the run to the 5,511 miles flight, Murin explained how they are getting the airfare together.

"We've been making crafts, running a market stall, baking cakes, doing jobs for neighbours, along with writing letters to local businesses. We are even preparing to climb Scafell Pike twice in one day.

"We wanted to challenge ourselves and make it something big and unique that our friends and community can get behind."

The Second Seascale Scout leader Neil Henderson, thinks having England's highest mountain on the doorstep is an excellent way to contribute to the funding for the far east trip.

He said: "We are extremely proud that our Scouts, who have been selected to represent Cumbria at the 25th World Scout Jamboree.

"From the moment they were told, they started to 'think big, dreaming wild and acting together.' We don't think they could get any bigger or wilder than climbing England's highest mountain twice in one day, to fundraise.

"This will not only be their adventure of a lifetime but benefit other young people too."