Four Kilwinning teens gave a presentation recalling their experiences at the biggest Scouting event in the world.

Euan Ferguson, Katie Roy, Liam Hamilton and Charlie Clark took part in the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia following two years of tireless fundraising. Last week, the Scouts gave a presentation about the experience at their hall in Kilwinning in front of parents, friends and elected members.

Euan described the jamboree as “a once in a life experience”, adding: “The amount of people I would have never met if I hadn’t gone and I’m thankful to everyone who has helped raise funds to allow me to have this experience. I would encourage anyone else to take this adventure.”

Katie added: “Apart from making lots of friends I have so many good memories that will stay with me forever. The WSJ opening ceremony was like being at the Olympics as every country around the world had their flag carried on to the main stage.”

Liam described the event as “the greatest experience of my life” and one he is “very grateful for”, adding: “I met loads of wonderful people from a diverse range of cultures and created memories that I will cherish forever. The Jamboree has made me a more confident and sociable person which has impacted massively on my own personal development.”

Charlie added: “My World Scout Jamboree experience was fantastic. I feel so grateful that I got to experience it. I can’t pick a best bit, but we laughed from the minute we all got together, and I know I have friends for life.”