Cameron Phillip and Max Nye, both 17, from Rickmansworth are currently fundraising for a five-week expedition down the Peruvian Amazon in July and August.
The two students from Reach Free School are both Explorer Scouts, as Max is in the Sea Scouts and Cameron is in the Land Scouts.
The trip would be with The British Exploring Society and the aim for them would be to assist in conservation and sustainability studies to help further our understanding of the Amazon through scientific fieldwork.
Cameron has been a part of the scouts since he was 10 years old to try and make new friends when he moved to the Rickmansworth area.
Speaking to RickyNews, Cameron said: “I’ve been lucky enough to have had some amazing times with the scouts, and I feel like now is the time to give something back.”
Fundraising so far has been thorough donations from family and friends, car boot sales and both have been saving money from all their earnings at their part-time jobs.
Max, who has been involved with the Scouts since he was five years old, said: “It is humanity’s responsibility to look after one of the most beautiful and bio-diverse places on earth.”
They will be hosting a quiz night in March, as well as some sponsored fancy dress running events, and the pair are hoping that more events will happen through the scouts and through Reach Free school.
To donate, find their page on GoFundMe with this link uk.gofundme.com/f/cameron-and-max039s-expedition-to-peru