Pair are picked for jam­boree role

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - FRONT PAGE -

Two Scouts from Kent have been cho­sen to rep­re­sent the UK at the World Scout Jam­boree in the United States.

Sid­ney Cor­nish, from Mar­den, and Amy Childs, from Ton­bridge, are off to West Vir­ginia in July.

Sid­ney, 17, said: “This is a once-in-a-life­time op­por­tu­nity and I’ll gain the op­por­tu­nity to de­velop my­self as a per­son and meet lots of new peo­ple.

“It will be in­ter­est­ing to see how Scout­ing is done in dif­fer­ent coun­tries.”

Amy, 17, from Ton­bridge, said: “I am very much look­ing for­ward to go­ing to my first World Scout Jam­boree as an adult and help­ing out young peo­ple from across the world.

“I was a par­tic­i­pant at the last World Scout Jam­boree in Ja­pan. Scout­ing has helped me de­velop my life skills, commu- nica­tion and con­fi­dence”.

The World Scout Jam­boree brings to­gether 45,000 Scouts from across the world to ex­pe­ri­ence dif­fer­ent cul­tures and cel­e­brate its prin­ci­ple to cre­ate a bet­ter world. An in­quest has opened into the death of a man found elec­tro­cuted at a mo­bile home site.

An­drew Webb, of Har­ri­et­sham, was car­ry­ing out mains power sup­ply work near homes at Pluren­den Lane in High Halden on May 13.

A res­i­dent found the 53-yearold elec­tri­cian’s life­less body in a power sup­ply build­ing.

He was con­firmed dead at the scene by am­bu­lance medics.

A post mortem ex­am­i­na­tion gave the cause of death as elec­tro­cu­tion.

Mr Webb sadly leaves be­hind his wife, Jac­que­line Miles.

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