SCOUTS flocked to the Essex International Jamboree event.

The scouts were part of the largest Scout and Girlguide event in Europe this year with 10,000 youngsters from across the UK and from around the world taking part.

This event is an international week’s camp bringing together Scouts and Girlguides from the ages of 10 to 18 from across the world.

Essex International Jamboree takes place every four years. This year’s event took place on a 120 acre green-field off Boyton Hall Lane, Boyton Cross, Chelmsford.

Youngsters camped for seven days and nights.

The theme of this year's Jamboree was ‘Our Changing World’. The young people helped to make the world a better place by gaining awareness about their global community, protecting the environment, undertaking conservation work and recycling.

The event was supported by nearly 2,000 adult Scouting and Girlguiding volunteers, and the event was led by Joint Jamboree Chiefs Karen Packer and Paul Walker.

Karen Packer said: “Without the amazing work of our volunteers over the last four years, the Jamboree couldn’t be the incredible international event that it has become.”

Paul Walker added: “We are always incredibly excited to welcome Scouts and Guides from all over the UK and overseas to create lasting memories and international friendships.”