A SUPER troupe of Port Glasgow Scouts who have been missing each other in lockdown got the chance to catch up in a virtual camp.

Youngsters from 47th Greenock & District Scout Group (4th Port Glasgow) said hello online via the Zoom platform.

A total of 21 young people got their thinking caps on for a quiz and then found out where everyone would be camping for the night - in tents outside in the garden and in dens set up in living rooms, bedrooms and hallways.

As the camp was aimed at helping youngsters achieve their Thistle award, many of the activities had a Scottish theme.

Scouts were challenged to make models of Nessie using toilet roll tubes, and a castle from old cardboard boxes.

As well as going outside to find five different types of tree, the Scouts all had to cook a Scottish meal.

During lockdown, the Port scouts have been completing weekly activities via email and have posted more than 250 pictures on the troupe's Facebook page to show their creativity.

Group Scout leader Conor Chisholm, who organised the event, is very proud of the young people and is hosting a virtual presentation of more than 120 badges for the youngsters.

Conor said: "It was amazing to see so many of our young people take part in what was a great camp.

"This was the first time the young people had seen each other since lockdown first hit.

"They've all been taking part in weekly activities over email but haven't seen each other in weeks.

"We go camping all the time so this was about changing and adapting to their current circumstances, making the most of the situation, and working with what you have.

"They all really enjoyed it.

"Parents weren't sure how it would go but everyone said that it worked really well.

"Some of the young people have already been asking when the next one is going to be."