Polar explorer Ben Saunders will open the brand new headquarters of the 9th Harpenden Scout Group today.

Ben will join the Scouts, Cubs and Beavers that meet at the hall, as well as representatives of funders, users and partner organisations, to open the new facilities at 2pm.

The new £275,000 HQ is a fully-accessible building, which boasts a larger internal area for storage space, disabled toilets and a mezzanine floor to allow for a specific room for the youth members.