Pair join scouting jamboree

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A WHITBY scout and his girlfriend are representing the UK at the 22nd World Scout Jamboree taking place in Sweden.

Tom Simpson (22) from Manor Close and Katy Hickson, who is from Winchester, are part of the International Service Team (IST) which is the driving force behind the Jamboree.

The couple have volunteered to spend their summer helping to run the festival.

As well as meeting people from all over the globe they will be taking part in amazing adventures and experiences and be challenged to think about global issues in a new light.

Tom, a former pupil of St Hilda’s Primary School, Caedmon and Whitby Community College, has been involved with scouting since he was five.

He joined as a Beaver and then progressing to the Cubs, Scouts and Explorers and now helps out as a leader.

Tom said: “It will be great to volunteer as a couple and share this life changing volunteering experience together”.