Pair are picked for jamboree role
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.