A TEENAGE entrepreneur is getting Christmas all wrapped up as she sets out to fulfill her American dream.

Eve Anderson made her own eye-catching festive decorations, jar lights and log reindeers as she begins a marathon effort to fund a trip to the Scouting World Jamboree in Virginia 2019.

The 14-year-old is a member of Ardgowan Explorers and is using her initiative to raise the almost £4,000 needed to cover the once-in-a-lifetime trip.

She said: “It’s a bit daunting but I’ll enjoy so many different experiences and to share them with the scouts, beavers and cubs when I come back will be amazing.”

Eve hopes to stay on a campsite for two weeks at the jamboree, which will see around 50,000 scouts from all over the world come together.

The youngster lives with her parents Martin and Gillian and older brother Matthew in Inverkip.

Matthew attended a jamborette himself in Blair Atholl two years ago, an experience which has inspired his sister to go for her place at the global event.

Eve said: “He said it was amazing and that was my inspiration to try and make it to the United States. I’ve already had to go though a selection process with almost 200 other scouts across the west and south districts. 

“We had to do various tests to show how we communicate and I was ecstatic to be chosen.”

The aspiring ‘apprentice’ attends St Columba’s High School and her mum came up with the idea of Eve hosting a stall at the school’s European market event.

Eve said: “My parents also had a stall and my mum suggested the idea of homemade decorations. I’ve made around £80 to add to my running total and I’m really happy with that.”

Eve wants to thank her mum for helping her to organise the stall and her aunt Sarah for helping her with the designs.