HIGHWORTH Scouts saving up for a trip to the World Jamboree in America are nearing their goal.

Elliot Scott, Ellen Bailey, Evie Harper, Daniel Triggs and Finola Durnin-Duffy were chosen to go to the event in West Virginia next July with Scout leader Matthew Mollart.

After months of car washes, boot sales, quizzes, abseiling and other events, they are just over £6,000 away from paying for the trip and subsidising scouts from poorer countries.

The six youngsters need £4,000 each to pay for flights and accommodation on a three-week trip which will see them have a go at adventurous outdoor activities and experience the different cultures of thousands of other scouts from across the globe.

They helped Wiltshire Roller Derby host a tournament at the Oasis Leisure Centre which supported their cause and raised over £400.

Evie’s mum Samantha Harper said: “It was a fantastic day with a great atmosphere and it was a nice learning experience for the scouts, who had little to no experience of roller derby events, they really enjoyed it.

“The Wiltshire team have been so supportive and people there were so generous.

“Evie is really looking forward to the Jamboree, she’s so excited. All the Scouts have worked hard for this, so they deserve to go, we just need one final push."

The event was sponsored by Conway and Laker estate agents, Heart in Hand pub in Blunsdon, T2 Fitness, Parnell Harper Sports Therapy clinic, Highworth Co-op and Oasis Leisure Centre.

Another car washing event will be held at the Highworth Scout Hut on Saturday December 23. In addition to the car wash, there will be stalls, a gift-wrapping service, a café and once again Wiltshire Roller Derby will be helping out.