A scout aims to take full advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity to improve his and others international understanding as a ‘citizen of the world’.

Daniel Brown who lives in Wood Green is to represent the UK at the 15th World Scout Moot in dramatic landscaped Iceland between Tuesday July 25 and Wednesday August 2.

Daniel is one of a 500-strong UK Contingent who will stay at the National Scout Centre on the beautiful banks of Lake Ulfljotsvatn, along with 5000 other scouts from 80 countries.

Daniel, said: “I am so looking forward to visiting Iceland.

“This is a country on my wish list.

“I am looking forward to meeting up with old friends and meeting Scouts from around the world.

“I have visited Austria and been to America when I was younger, and Scouting has given me a real taste for adventure.”

The World Scout Moot brings together scouts aged 18 to 25 from around the globe to share experiences, adventures and build friendships.

This year’s Moot theme is ‘change for the better’ whether on a personal or community level whilst engaging scouts in activities which will include a visit to Geysir and the stunning waterfalls of Gullfoss.

Chief Scout, Bear Grills, said: “I’d just like to say a massive good luck to our brilliant UK Contingent.

“They are heading off to the 15th World Scout Moot in Iceland and I am sure it’s going to be a trip to remember!

“I have filmed many times in Iceland and it is an incredible place to adventure and develop new skills that you can use throughout the rest of your life.

“It’s also a place that tests what you are made of!”

Scouting aims to give young people the character and practical and employability skills to succeed through fun and adventure.

It offers over 200 activities around the UK from canoeing and caving to coding and community projects made possible by 140,000 adult volunteers.

There are more than 250 scout activity challenge badges to be earned by achieving a level of understanding and skill appropriate to age range.

The Scouting Association supports 7000 groups nationwide to give 450,000 young people between the ages of six and 25 the opportunity to gain skills and have new experiences.

Founded on August 1 1907 scouting is the world’s largest youth movement.