Portsmouth scouts raise more than £170 through Emsworth busking day 

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SCOUTS have raised vital funds toward a trip to the United States of America for a national celebration. 

Four youngsters from the 73rd Portsmouth Scout Group collected £172.95 from a day of busking on Saturday. 

The occasion saw them perform for crowds in South Street, Emsworth, as they continued their efforts to fund a trip to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia next year. 

If they raise the thousands of pounds they need to attend, a contingent from the group – which features six to 14-year-olds – will journey to the USA on July 19 for three weeks of fun. 

If you would like to donate to their efforts, you can email a scout leader on tonycrockett@ntlworld.com, or play the Portsmouth Lottery online. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​