THE challenge is on for two scout groups to raise £7,500 during the next 18 months so they can send three scouts to the other side of the world.

The lucky three are Kit Hobbs and Sam Bayley from the 18th Erith and Claire Amass of the 1st Bexleyheath.

The trio has been chosen to go to the next World Scout Jamboree, which will be held in Thailand in December next year.

The trip is not just a holiday for the three Scouts.

They will stay with Thai families and do work for good causes alongside scouts from all over the world who speak different languages and have different customs and ideas.

Anyone who would like to know more or to help with fund-raising, should call 020 8303 7992.