Scouts from across Essex are due to brave sub zero temperatures this weekend and contend with thick snow to camp at Gilwell Park in Chingford, Essex, the home of Scouting and outdoor adventure.

Scouts from Chelmsford, Prittlewell, Heybridge, Saffron Walden, Silver End, Braintree, Epping, Harlow and Thurrock are joining 2,500 others from across the UK to welcome a new year of adventure.

Winter Camp takes place every January and provides the opportunity for all Scouts to take part in over 70 adventurous and fun activities ranging from abseiling to zorbing.