Wild side to cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tion

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

THERE’S a chance for thou­sands of Scouts and Guides to take a walk on the wild side when Port Lympne Wild An­i­mal Park hosts a cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tion, in­clud­ing an evening of mu­sic from top Bri­tish bands. To her­ald 100 years of Scout­ing around the world, Kent Scouts have de­cided to hold a To­tally Wild Day on Satur­day, June 30, at the 600-acre an­i­mal park, with a pro­gramme of en­ter­tain­ment and ed­u­ca­tion. The an­i­mal park, renowned for its work in breed­ing and approach to con­ser­va­tion, was cho­sen by the Scouts as the park’s achieve­ments also echo the ethos of Scout­ing. Andy Trill, of Kent Scouts said: “We know the day will be a huge suc­cess en­joyed by thou­sands of our mem­bers, their fam­i­lies, friends and those in­ter­ested in see­ing mod­ern Scout­ing in ac­tion. “The bumper day will start with the op­por­tu­nity to see some of the world’s most rare and en­dan­gered species.” The pop party will be hosted by News­round pre­sen­ter Lizzie Green­wood. Among the line up is Kent’s very own X-fac­tor fi­nal­ist Ben Mills. The open-day event costs £22 a ticket, in­clud­ing zoo and pop con­cert en­try. Any­one in­volved with Scouts and Guides, in­clud­ing friends and fam­ily, can make in­quiries about the event and book­ings on­line at www.kentscouts2007 .org.uk

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