Morden scouts brave cold at winter camp
Thousands of scouts gathered in North London this weekend to take part in a winter activity camp.
Among them were the 5th Morden Scouts who joined 3,000 others at Gilwel Park in Chingford at an annual camp featuring more than 70 activities including climbing and abseiling to Zorbing.
Boys and girls aged between 10 and 18 slept in tents for two nights at the camp, cooking on open fires.
Harry, 14, from the 5th Morden Scout Group said: "Segway was the best activity.
"It was so weird but so much fun.
"Quad biking was good as well.
"I wouldn’t be able to do this anywhere else all weekend with my friends."
Chief Scout and all round adventurer Bear Grylls said: "The challenge is all about empowering these Scouts with the skills to survive the sub zero temperatures, and how to keep warm and comfortable in their tents.
"It's great to see so many young people enjoying such a wide range of adventures, from climbing, abseiling, quad biking and high ropes, all in January, the coldest month of the year."