Two Twickenham residents have been selected to represent the UK an event next summer in West Virginia, America.

Roxanna Bostock, 53 and Johnathon Arnold, 54 have been selected to represent the UK as part of a team delivering the World Scout Jamboree.

The even is held every four years and gives brings together 45,000 scouts from across the world to experience international cultures and celebrate the scouting principle: ‘To create a better world’.

Roxanna and Johnathon will work with scouts from nearly every country in the world to share life skills and deliver this event.

The team representing the UK has been brought together from across the country and will make the event possible as well as picking up important skills for life. The team will help deliver all aspects of the event from delivering world leading activities, to awe inspiring staged events through to mass catering.

Roxanna Bostock aged 53 said “From my experience at the Japan World Scout Jamboree I learnt so much and now I want to give that back to the young people. One of my aims is to make sure that the young people in attendance make the most of this event and take as much back with them as they can.”

Johnathon Arnold said: “This will be my third World Scout Jamboree having already been to both Sweden and Japan. For young people, attending as a participant is a once in a lifetime opportunity. It will be fantastic to return again and support those young people whilst they learn new skills for life”.

Chief Scout Bear Grylls said: “Congratulations to all the other UK volunteers who have been selected to support Scouts at the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. While lots of people know that Scouting helps young people learn the skills they need for life they often don’t realize that adult volunteers learn just as much as our young members.

“Over the course of the Jamboree our volunteers will be able to meet people from around the world, take part in amazing adventures and experiences, learn new skills and be challenged to think about global issues in a new light.”