A Malmesbury teenager is swimming the length of the world's largest artificial sea wall to fund a Scout trip to South Korea.

Maxwell Carter, 13, has been selected as one of 36 scouts to represent Wiltshire at the World Scout Jamboree next year. 

He will join more than 40,000 scouts from over 152 different counties at the scouting celebration, after being successful at a selection weekend last year. 

However, he must first raise the £4,000 needed to take up his place.

To do this this Maxwell is undergoing a number of challenges, most notably swimming 33km - the length of the Saemangeum Seawall in South Korea.

Since starting the challenge he has been swimming most mornings, aided by the donation of a four week swimming pass for The Activity Zone. 

"Initially this was a big challenge and Max was starting school a walking zombie from exhaustion," said dad Ross. 

"But he has pushed through, discovered second breakfasts after swimming and now takes it in his stride."

Max has been selling sweet cones and is looking to develop this to cake hampers which can be pre-ordered and delivered locally in Malmesbury.

He will also be supporting the Malmesbury Witch Trial 350th Anniversary weekend, running a stall with old stocks and pillory and selling products.

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Max, a year eight pupil at Malmesbury School, said: “Initially it was a daunting prospect to raise £4,000 but I am plugging away with lots of little initiatives and slowly getting there.”

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Having been in the scouting family since beavers at the age of six, Max is now one of the youngest in his unit at 1st Malmesbury Scout Group. 

With about seven more miles left to complete his swimming challenge Max is look forward to a lie in, although he still has some way to go to hit his £4,000 target needed for his once-in-a-lifetime trip to South Korea.

You can donate towards this at gofundme.com/f/maxwells-world-scout-jamboree-journey